Online Programs

In response to COVID-19, GET is now offering online program options for undergraduate students.

All classes will be taught in English and will culminate with a final exam or presentation. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of recognition. GET program participants do not receive degrees or academic credit from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

All applications must be received by Monday, May 31, 2021.


Current undergraduate students are welcome to submit applications. Students applying must have excellent grades in their university courses.


About Our Online Programs

Courses will be conducted primarily as synchronous videoconference meetings, with some coursework assignments completed by participants asynchronously on their own. It is anticipated that videoconference classes will be conducted using Zoom, with course management through Compass2g. Course materials will be accessible to program participants one week before the starting of the program. An orientation session will be host by GET staff before the starting of the program.

Program Timeline

  • Program Introduction. Introductions will be given to Zoom, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GET, the online program format, and course overview.
  • Ph.D. Student-Led Discussions. Readings about course topics will be assigned in preparation for the professor’s lectures. An Illinois graduate student will lead discussions and answer questions to help students understand the content.
  • Lecture Week
  • Program Recognition

Participants should have access to Wi-Fi and a device (computer, laptop, or tablet) suitable for participation in online videoconference sessions. Participants may connect to the class sessions from their own home or another location with Wi-Fi, such as a university office or classroom.

Enriching students’ experiences by providing interactive resources for planning their overseas U.S. education. Topics covered include: tips on preparing graduate school applications, launching a successful career after graduation, and other relevant subjects. Learn more about GET’s co-curricular sessions.

  • “Both the instructors and the teaching assistants were very enthusiastic and responded to our questions very quickly.”
  • “The best part of this course is that I integrated the professional knowledge I have learned over the past two years, and I also reviewed what I have learned this semester.”
  • “The professor taught me a lot of new things. And the questions after the class really helped me review what I learned yesterday.”

Have a Question?

If you have questions about our online programs, please contact