Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

GET provides short-term, intensive summer courses for undergraduate and graduate students that are tailored to their needs. Programs can last for two weeks or up to one full semester.

These programs provide participants with rigorous and engaging courses, so they can study specific subjects in greater detail. Participants also acquire a solid foundation for their future studies in the United States.

We cooperate with faculty, researchers, and advisors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to develop these programs. Participants have the ability to learn from and study with leading experts at the university.

Program Highlights

  • All classes taught in English
  • 32 hours of instruction (two courses total)
  • Diverse cohort of learners
  • Taught by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty experts
  • Final exam or presentation (most programs)
  • Certificates awarded upon completion

Upon completing their program, participants are awarded certificates from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. GET program participants do not receive degrees or academic credit from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Previous Specialized Course Offerings

The university's Department of Accounting graduate and undergraduate programs are currently both ranked third in the nation.

Course Topics

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting Theory – Special Topics
  • Entrepreneurship

Applying Theory to Practice

Participants will examine topics in corporate finance, including: time value of money, asset evaluation, risk and return, and risk management.

Participants will develop a deeper appreciation for the qualities of useful information, business environments and risk.

Participants will use financial statements as tools to manage businesses, learn contemporary methods of financing small businesses, and understand problems of start-up ventures.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) works closely with local farms for research purposes. ACES is well-situated within a vibrant agricultural community and the ADM headquarters is within an hour drive of the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus! The university's Department of Biological/Agricultural Engineering undergraduate program is currently ranked sixth in the nation.

ACES is supported by outstanding leaders in:

  • Agricultural management
  • Agricultural economy
  • Agricultural finance
  • Rural policy and food safety
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Course Topics

  • Agricultural Economy
  • Food Standardization
  • Food Safety & Processing
  • Agricultural Production
  • Agricultural Policy

Applying Theory to Practice

Participants will learn agricultural economic theories, understand American agricultural policies, complete in-depth analysis and discuss Sino-United States agricultural issues.

Throughout this course, participants will implement ideas learned in the classroom during cultural field trips to local farms and business visits to ADM, Caterpillar, and John Deere.

The Economics summer program has been one of the most well-received summer programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Development Economics

This course covers:

  • Supply and demand analysis
  • Estimation of demand by firms
  • Pricing and non-competition in contested markets

Money & Banking

This course focuses on forces (i.e., information and transaction costs) that propelled historical evolution of money, credit, and financial intermediation from ancient world to present day. Topics include:

  • Bank Regulation
  • Bonds
  • Stocks
  • Insurance Markets
  • Structure of U.S. Federal Reserve System

Applying Theory to Practice

Participants will focus on the application of economic reasoning and analysis to business decision-making.

Throughout this program, participants will also become familiar with theoretical perspectives of business strategies and conduct case studies.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has the #5 graduate program in Computer Science. The university's College of Engineering graduate and undergraduate programs are currently ranked ninth and sixth in the nation, respectively.


Control Systems

This course covers:

  • Modeling of linear dynamic systems
  • Laplace transform techniques
  • Linear feedback control systems
  • Stability criteria and design techniques

Network Analysis

This course covers:

  • Fundamental theories, concepts, methods and applications of social, socio-technical and information networks

Applying Theory to Practice

Participants will learn how to approach network analysis and control systems in an informed, systematic and analytically rigorous fashion.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to design, manage, and execute network analysis projects.

COVID-19 Program Update

Though GET programs have been impacted by COVID-19, our team is adapting our operations to best serve the international community online.

See online program offerings