The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ranks highly among its international peers. At GET, we measure success by the number of individuals we serve and their impact on the societies and industries in which they live and work.

By the Numbers


Countries represented by students and executive participants across our programs


Years of providing superior, custom-designed executive education programs


Agreements with institutions worldwide to train delegations of global leaders


International students participate annually in our thematic, short-term programs


Executives, government officials, scientists, and industry leaders have successfully completed our programs

Sponsored Projects & Grants

We have received multiple grants to support our programming and are continually seeking ways to extend our global network through federally-funded grants.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Gifted Student Program

Since 2017, GET has hosted four individual cohorts of students from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST): Gifted Student Program (KGSP) program, for each academic year. 10 KGSP students are currently enrolled at the University of Illinois as full-time undergraduate students. There has been an 100 percent success rate in placing Foundation Year students from the University of Illinois in undergraduate studies at highly competitive U.S. higher education institutions. This program was sponsored by KAUST with the support of the Institute for International Education (IIE).

EducationUSA Leadership Institute

In 2015 and 2017, we hosted EducationUSA Leadership Institutes on international student mobility for government officials and higher education administrators from over 17 countries. This program was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with the support of the Institute of International Education.

Annual Report

The GET Annual Report is a digital publication that provides a “snap shot” of the activities and accomplishments of our unit during the academic year.

Global Connections

Our program participants hail from 21 different countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

map of the world with pins in countries
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ukraine