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The latest stories about from Global Education and Training's programs, activities, and alumni.

The latest stories about from Global Education and Training's programs, activities, and alumni.

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  • GET to Know: Assel Aryn and Kuanysh Abeshev

    Meet Assel Aryn and Kuanysh Abeshev. As Bolashak International Scholarship recipients, Assel and Kuanysh are scholars and educators from Almaty Management University (AlmaU) in Kazakhstan, which is among the top universities in KZ/Central Asia per the QS World University Rankings. They are top leaders at AlmaU: Assel serves as the Vice-Rector, and Kuanysh serves as the Dean of the School of Engineering Management, respectively. 

    During their six months of instruction and study at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Assel and Kuanysh have been charged with developing strategies and best practices that will increase and enhance online instruction at AlmaU. 

  • Letter from the Director: April 2021

    We recently passed the one-year mark for global COVID-19 lockdowns. At Global Education and Training, we are reflecting in this moment on our past and future. It has been a challenging period, yet there is cause for cautious optimism. The number of people vaccinated increases daily, and we see signs that international partners and students are willing to travel to our campus.

    GET’s foundations lie in immersive executive training. We look back on successful examples, such as our Specialized Program for Administrators, for inspiration in fostering skills development and intercultural understanding for managers. Connecting with alumni of our executive programs is one way GET expects to grow in the year ahead.

  • GET Program Spotlight: ICBC SPA 2018

    From March to December 2018, twenty-one executives from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) attended the SPA program, organized by Global Education and Training. The ICBC SPA team extensively enhanced their professional acumen and expanded their leadership and team-building skills. Additionally, the team explored advanced concepts in corporate finance, investments and financial decision-making, and mastered essential financial analysis tools and investment banking practices. 

    ICBC participants learned new knowledge and skills, which improved their professional trajectory within a top global financial institution. Learn more about GET's SPA programs.

  • GET Program Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence in Data Science

    Global Education and Training (GET) is offering a 4-week online undergraduate summer school program: “Artificial Intelligence in Data Science,” July 19 – August 31, 2021. 

    This is the first open enrollment program, hosted by GET: all interested, current undergraduate students can apply. Prospective applicants must have excellent grades in their university courses. Program fee is $1000 per student, and group rates are available. 

    Apply here:

  • Letter from the Director: November 2020

    Dear friends, partners, and colleagues,

    During this global pandemic when so much has changed, it is important to remind ourselves periodically about our core purpose. At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the constant is our educational mission. Whether instruction occurs on campus and face-to-face, or virtually and across time zones, we teach and learn. Enabling student success is always our goal at the University.


  • GET Program Spotlight: Academic Bridge

    GET Program Spotlight: Academic Bridge

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many international students were unable to embark upon or continue their studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a result, the Academic Bridge program was developed to provide international students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a residential experience in their home country and access to educational facilities and services. 

  • GET to Know: Rob Siedenburg & Lisa Chason

    Meet Rob & Lisa. From 2017 to present, GET has hosted four individual cohorts of students from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST): Gifted Student Program (KGSP) program, for each academic year. At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, KGSP students are provided with immediate access to a solid infrastructure to support international students on campus. 

    As essay coaches, Rob and Lisa share their experiences working with the KSGP Foundation Year students, as they prepare competitive college applications to top U.S. universities.

    Learn about GET's involvement with the KGSP program.

  • Letter from the Director: August 2020

    On behalf of GET, I am pleased to welcome students and colleagues to the fall term, while also reflecting on this past summer.

    In response to COVID-19 lockdowns, we pivoted rapidly to online delivery. The results: from June through August, GET hosted nearly 600 international students in various online programs, covering topics such as telecommunications, optics, energy materials, mathematics, and more.

    We look forward to the time when we can again welcome groups of international students and professionals to our campus and community. Until then, we will keep using online formats. As always, we invite ideas and partnership for future programs from GET’s many friends and collaborators.

  • GET Program Spotlight: Ready, Set, Undergrad!

    GET Program Spotlight: Ready, Set, Undergrad! 

    In summer 2020, Global Education & Training and the Intensive English Institute offered a summer enrichment course for Saudi Arabian students participating in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Gifted Student Program. Called “Ready, Set, Undergrad,” this course was geared toward KGSP students who completed a Foundation Year program at one of six host institutions in the United States, including Illinois. In the fall of 2020, they were enrolling as first-year students at prestigious U.S. colleges and universities.

    Ready, Set, Undergrad was designed to have students work on researching and identifying specific resources they would utilize at their new universities in the fall, so they would be better prepared to “hit the ground running.