The Institute for International Education (IIE) has selected the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the host institution for the 2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship’s intensive, long-term English training program. Through the Intensive English Institute (IEI) and Global Education and Training, approximately 15 students will have the opportunity to study at the University of Illinois and engage in intensive English training, cultural orientations, and professional skill building sessions before traveling to their academic year host universities.
“The long-term English training program ensures that strong incoming Humphrey candidates have the English language skills to fully benefit from the fellowship experience,” said Dr. Matt Rosenstein, Director of Global Education and Training. “We recognize the critical importance of the long-term English training program and are honored to be selected as the host institution.”
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a Fulbright exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered through a cooperative agreement with IIE. Through academic study and professional development, Humphrey Fellows enhance their leadership skills to address local and global challenges and foster change for the collective good. More than 6,000 individuals from 163 countries have participated in the Humphrey Fellowship Program since its inception in 1978.
“The Fellows will be on our campus for four months from late spring into the summer,” said Allison Wheeler, global education and training coordinator and co-grant writer. “We are looking forward to welcoming this exceptional group to the Illinois family.”
Grant Brewer, GET’s associate director for strategic initiatives and co-grant writer, emphasized the IEI’s extensive experience and excellent teaching as a key factor in the grant proposal’s success.
Since 1967, the IEI’s expertly designed English courses, experienced faculty, and rich array of activities have helped thousands of international students and professionals improve their English language proficiency. Learn more about the IEI.