Customized Programs for Global Leaders

The world requires leaders who grasp international concerns and can communicate effectively across different cultures. We collaborate with government bodies, universities, and corporations worldwide to craft programs tailored for students, professionals, and emerging leaders.

Drawing on Global Training and Development Institute's expertise since the 1960s, we offer customized programs that:

Enhance leadership abilities;

Deepen understanding and expertise;

Cultivate professional networks;

Enhance communication skills, and;

Broaden perspectives as global citizens

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. Programs can be custom-made to suit the interests and needs of students.

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 links below for additional information. For more information on Non-Degree and Visiting Student Services, see this link from the Registrar.

What We Offer

What we Offer: The UConn Fueled Programs

As a premier global university and research institution, the University of Connecticut offers significant advantages in developing transformative customized programs.

  •  Expert instruction from world renowned faculty dedicated to academic excellence.
  • Program staff and leaders with extensive international and professional backgrounds.
  • Utilization of university facilities and resources, cutting-edge research centers and labs, libraries, museums, performance halls, and athletic complexes.
  • Situated between Boston and New York City, UConn is renowned for its entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, hosting burgeoning start-ups and prominent companies like.
  • A large and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff representing over 140 countries worldwide.
  • Enriching experiences beyond the classroom, including cultural excursions and social activities.
Program Content
We recognize the diversity of the needs of our partners. Our programs provide a tailored learning experience, offering lectures, academic coursework, panel discussions, internship placements, professional mentorships, networking opportunities, site visits, and cultural activities to suit your requirements. In collaboration with UConn Schools and Colleges, we specialize in customizing programs for various disciplines or industries, with expertise in the following areas:
  • Business Administration
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Faculty and Teacher Training
  • Higher Education Administration and Leadership
  • Human Rights
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • US Law and Legal System
Our Approach
Programs range in length from 1 to 4 weeks for groups up to 40 participants and can include a selection of the following program elements:
  • Courses and lectures
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Leadership  exercises
  • Site visits to Boston and NYC business ecosystems
  • Networking and social events
  • Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
  • Virtual pre-departure orientation
  • Welcome orientation
  • Arrival and farewell events
  • Cultural excursions
  • Intercultural activities and events
Logistics and Administration
  • Designated on-campus program coordinator
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Welcome kits with basic supplies
  • Orientation and other program materials
  • Issuance of university identification cards
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Accommodations on or near the university campus
  • Ability to create virtual programming as needed

Additional Programs

International Research Student Program

Spend a semester at UConn conducting research under the mentorship of a UConn faculty member and building skills in academic writing and presentation. Learn more here.

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 or fourth (senior) year of undergraduate study, depending on the agreement with the partner institution. Students' 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. 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).

Institutions interested in participating in such programs should contact