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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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