Global Education and Training (GET) provides a gateway to expertise at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for partners around the world through high-quality training programs.

We cultivate cutting-edge, transformative learning experiences for international student, scholar, and executive participants through our core services of collaborative program development, exceptional program management, and comprehensive outreach. Learn more about our core services.

Transformative Learning

Our programs provide valuable opportunities for individuals from all corners of the world to develop global competencies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and prepare current (and future) industry leaders to work in diverse, international contexts. Discover our program types.

Cross-Cutting Collaboration

We build our programs through relationships with more than 60 public and private sector institutions worldwide, including: university units and departments, national and local companies, organizations, and institutions.

Our team

In addition to our core staff, we have two units, the Intensive English Institute (IEI) and the Shanghai Office. GET and IEI are located on the Urbana-Champaign campus, while the Shanghai Office is located in China. Meet our staff.

Global Connections

For over 25 years, GET has provided comprehensive educational and executive training programs to more than 8,500 students and executives from 21 countries. We welcome international participants from diverse backgrounds, including: business executives, government officials, higher education administrators, scholars, faculty, professionals in specific disciplines (such as law and agriculture), and international undergraduate and graduate students of all majors.

Our programs are often participants’ first exposure to the United States. Our participants are change-agents and innovative leaders, bringing the knowledge produced and presented at the university into the global workforce. View our impact.

Illinois International

GET is a unit of Illinois International. Illinois International refers to the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, its functions, and its reporting units. We are dedicated to supporting campus internationalization through administrative, academic, and programmatic services and initiatives. Learn more about Illinois International.