Language Training Center

The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act authorized DOD to establish LTCs at accredited universities to increase the training capacity in strategic languages and regional studies.  KU was awarded a $715K Institute of International Education grant that establishes a DOD Language Training Center (LTC) at the university.  KU’s LTC will provide language and culture programs designed to meet the stated operational needs of the Special Operations Forces element within the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The KU departments/centers participating in the program include AAAS (Arabic), EALC (Chinese, Japanese and Korean), French and Italian (French), Slavic Languages and Literature (Russian),   Spanish and Portuguese (Spanish), Germanic Languages and Literature (German), and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resources Center. For information about KU's Language Training Center program, click here.


The 2019 KU Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence annual colloquium, Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property & University Open Research:  The Perfect Storm will be held 22-23 April at KU.  Registration is now open!

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to college freshman and college sophomores in the IT disciplines.  Recipients receive full tuition and guaranteed employment upon graduation!

ICCAESummer internships (2019) with the Defense Intelligence Agency - plan early for your security clearance.

USNORTHCOM's Volunteer Student Internship Program accepting applications from Graduate Students and ROTC students!

KU receives Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence grant.  

KU designation as a Department of Defense Language Training Center has been renewed through 2019.​ Learn more here


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