Defense Language Institute Program (DLI)
The Center for Global Engagement also works in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Military Science to offer students in the Corps of Cadets who are attached to a reserve unit the unique opportunity to combine course work at the University with study done at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California. The work completed at the DLI works in conjunction with the coursework a Cadet takes at North Georgia, in order to fulfill the Bachelor's degree requirements while training as military linguists.* Such students will receive their AA degree upon completion of language course work at the DLI. On returning to North Georgia, students will maintain and enhance the skills learned in the language studied at the DLI via distance learning and will complete a major of their choice for the Bachelor's degree, including any remaining core curriculum requirements needed. In addition to the DLI provided opportunities, students are also encouraged to participate in PLTCE follow up programs in Garmisch, Germany for language enhancement.
* Admission to North Georgia and to the Corps of Cadets does not guarantee acceptance to DLI language study. The DLI controls its own admission policy and sets its own quota each admission period. Part of the admission requirements to the DLI involves making an appropriate score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB).