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  • GET wraps up 2023-2024 Bolashak Program with capstone event, poster presentation

    The Bolashak International Scholarship Program at Illinois is a nine-month program and is designed, developed, and managed by Global Education and Training (GET) in Illinois International. 

    The primary objectives of the program at Illinois include enhancing academic and research skills, facilitating collaborative research projects, promoting cultural exchange, and most importantly strengthening the pedagogical skills of the scholars. 

  • GET celebrates 30 years of China Executive Leadership Programs

    The Global Education and Training (GET) and UIUC Shanghai Office team celebrated 30 years of collaboration with Chinese partners in March 2024. 

    GET members traveled to China to reignite, continue, and celebrate GET and Illinois’ historic relationships with organizations, universities, and alumni of their joint programs.

    The China Executive Leadership Programs 30th Anniversary Celebration was held in late March.

  • Scholar Spotlight: Nurken Aubakir details his Illinois experience

    Nurken Aubakir is a 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) in the framework of the national “500 scholars” scientific internship program by the Center for International Programs Bolashak (The Bolashak Program). He is the Dean of the School of Transformative Humanities at Almaty Management University (AlmaU), which is among the top universities in KZ/Central Asia per the QS World University Rankings. 

  • Consulate General of China in Chicago visits Illinois International, GET

    A delegation from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago visited the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Feb. 19. 

    The delegation met with senior leadership in Illinois International, Global Education and Training (GET), and the Grainger College of Engineering. 

  • GET welcomes new Fulbright Fellow cohort for Spring, Summer 2024

    This new cohort, made up of 15 students from around the world who have been accepted into the Fulbright program, will spend a semester on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus taking English language courses through GET's Intensive English Institute.

  • GET visits Kazakhstan for Bolashak 30th anniversary celebration

    Global Education and Training (GET) Director Matt Rosenstein and Grant Brewer, GET Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, traveled to Kazakhstan to participate in the “Bolashak: Strategic Partnership and Cooperation” forum on Nov. 30. 

     The event celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Bolashak program, its impacts on higher education development in Kazakhstan, and contributions to global academic exchanges. 


  • GET News: Fall 2023

    GET's fall newsletter is here! Read the update from Director Matt Rosenstein and explore the latest updates and stories.

  • Global Education and Training ushers in new foundation year program for students from Oman

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has been selected by the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Washington D.C. to host a 2023-2024 Foundation Year Program.

  • Global Education and Training welcomes new cohort of Bolashak fellows from Kazakhstan

    For the third consecutive year, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will serve as the host institution for 15 Bolashak International Scholarship recipients during the 2023-2024 academic year. The 9-month program will be designed, developed, and managed by Global Education and Training (GET) and the Intensive English Institute (IEI). 

  • GET Director presents at Kyushu University dialogue series

    Dr. Matt Rosenstein, the director of Global Education and Training, presented at the first Partnership Dialogue Series hosted by our colleagues from Kyushu University in Japan.