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The Global Training & Development Institute facilitates international student mobility through the coordination of non-degree programs for international students from select participating institutions around the world.

Students interested in participating must be nominated by their home institution. Participating institutions are listed below. The final admission decision is made by the University of Connecticut. All international non-degree students must meet a program-dependent criteria and abide by guidelines set forth. Follow the link below for additional information.

International English Program (IEP) for STEM Students

This is a customized program for undergraduate students in STEM fields who will be completing a pre-identified 3+ or 2+ program at UConn or are part of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and are continuing in the fall semester at either UConn or another university. Curriculum is designed for intermediate to advanced level learners who are preparing to enter an academic program.

The IEP curriculum emphasizes development of language learning strategies and self-directed learning. Innovative courses incorporate experiential, problem-based and project-based learning as well as in-class interaction with native English speakers. Download program dates and costs for 2016.

2+1+1 Undergraduate International Non-Degree Programs

In this program, referred undergraduate students from participating institutions apply to UConn as non-degree students for their third (junior) year of undergraduate study. Their UConn courses are transferred back to their home institution following completion of the academic year, and the degree is awarded from their home institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Existing programs are listed below. Students must contact the coordinating representative at their home university to obtain access to the online application provided by the Global Training & Development Institute (GTDI).

China Foreign Affairs University, China: Cooperative programs exist with El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. CFAU students interested in applying should contact Ms. Yumeng Wang.

3+1 Undergraduate International Non-Degree Programs

In this program, referred undergraduate students from participating institutions apply to UConn as non-degree students for their final (senior) year of undergraduate study. Their UConn courses are transferred back to their home institution following completion of the academic year, and the degree is awarded from their home institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Existing programs are listed below. Students must contact the coordinating representative at their home university to obtain access to the online application provided by the Global Training & Development Institute (GTDI).

Sichuan University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Departments of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Allied Health Sciences, Animal Science, Kinesiology, Natural Resources and the Environment, Nutritional Sciences, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. Any one department may accept up to 2 students per academic year. Sichuan students interested in applying should contact Professor SUN Qun.

Central University of Finance & Economics, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Departments of Economics and Statistics. CUFE students interested in applying should contact Ms. GUO Feng.

China Agricultural University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment. CAU students interested in applying should contact Prof. WANG Shengnan.

Guizhou University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. Guizhou students interested in applying should contact Ms. ZHOU Jie.

Renmin University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Department of Statistics. Renmin students interested in applying should contact Prof. WANG Xiaojun.

3+1+1 Undergraduate International Accelerated Bachelor/Master Programs

In this program, referred undergraduate students from participating institutions apply to UConn as non-degree students for their final (senior) year of undergraduate study. Their UConn courses are transferred back to their home institution upon completion of the academic year, and they obtain their degree from their home institution following completion of their degree requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. During the beginning of their year at UConn (first +1 year), students interested in pursuing a Plan B (non-thesis) MA/MS degree in the corresponding UConn department/program after the first +1 year, must take 6 credits of graduate coursework during their first +1 year at UConn as non-degree undergraduate students. Students who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and earn a minimum B (not B-) or better (dependent on department/program requirements) in all graduate courses taken during the first +1 year may secure admission in a Plan B (non-thesis) Master of Science degree program (second +1 year”) consistent with the first +1 year, following the completion of their undergraduate degree from their home institution. If a student wishes to pursue the Plan B (non-thesis) MA/MS degree through the second +1 year in accordance with this program, graduate courses taken in the first +1 year as non-degree UConn students may be applied to the student’s graduate degree if they have not been used to satisfy requirements for the BA/BS degree. All UConn Graduate School requirements, tuition and fees shall apply. If a student chooses to apply graduate coursework taken in the first +1 year towards their undergraduate degree, then the courses may not be counted towards a graduate degree at UConn. All Graduate School admissions criteria applies. Existing programs are listed below. Students must contact the coordinating representative at their home university to obtain access to the online application provided by the Global Training & Development Institute (GTDI).

Lanzhou University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. LZU students interested in applying should contact Wang Aju.

Nanjing Agricultural University, China: Cooperative programs exist in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. NAU students interested in applying should contact FENG Rong.

Institutions interested in participating in such programs should contact roy.pietro@uconn.edu.