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Global Talent Exchange Program (GTEP)

Global Talent Exchange Program (GTEP)

Information Session
March 28, 2017, 2 to 3 pm
The Career Center, Room 143

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Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017

The Global Talent Exchange Program (GTEP) offers professional development opportunities for Student Affairs staff through an extended international exchange at a participating host institution.

In 2017, the host institution will be at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, for a three-week program from May 22 to June 9, 2017. In subsequent years, this exchange may expand to include other partner institutions internationally.

Student Affairs staff members are vital in serving international students across the campus. To broaden their professional perspectives through global learning experiences, GTEP has been created to enhance global awareness, encourage cross-cultural competencies, and expand professional expertise through direct immersion experience. Student Affairs at Illinois will reciprocate by hosting a partner institution’s professional(s).


The selected participants will receive funding for travel costs up to $2,500.00 from their home departments, plus housing provided by the host institution. The host institution may cover other accommodations based on mutual agreement. Other traveling and living expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.

Application Requirements and Eligibility

  • Open to current active full-time employees in good standing.

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in student affairs, including at least 2 years of service with Student Affairs at Illinois.

  • Agree to stay with Student Affairs for one additional year upon completion of GTEP program.

  • Complete an application to articulate how this program will benefit your work with Student Affairs, and submit two letters of recommendation. One letter needs to be from your unit Department Head.

  • Associate Vice Chancellors will evaluate proposals and make selection recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for final choices.

  • The participants, as representatives of the Student Affairs, will be required to attend pre-departure training, including obtain basic language skills, working knowledge of Student Affairs units’ operations, services, and programs.

  • Participants should agree to give a presentation within 60 days of return to the Student Affairs and speak at future information sessions.

For more information, please contact Anna Tsai, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor