CULP – Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency

CULP – Cultural Understanding and Langauge Proficiency


Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) became a part of Cadet Command in 2010. The division is building a system of complimentary programs and incentives aimed at producing Officers who possess language and cultural skills required in the state of persistent warfare expected in the 21st Century.

 The desired outcomes for the CULP program are:

1. Culture and language immersion internship programs. The initial target is to reach 30% of SROTC Cadets experiencing a deployment outside the continental United States (OCONUS) for culture and language immersion prior to graduation and commissioning.

2. On-campus foreign language and cultural studies. The initial target is to reach 75% of SROTC Cadets completing at least two semesters of the same foreign language or associated cultural study.

Culture and Language Incentive Pay-Bonus (CLIP-B) 

Cadets can earn up to $3,000 per year for successful completion of qualified foreign language courses.

OCONUS Culture and Language Immersion Internship Program


Cadets can participate in and be paid for a summer immersive internship in a culture outside the continental United States (OCONUS).


Minimum Requirements

  • Be a contracted cadet
  • Complete the MS I year of ROTC