Global Experience and Training, by the Institute of International Education (IIE)


Interested in increasing your education or furthering career prospects by getting practical experience in your field in the United States? 

Join IIE's Global Experience and Training, the GET™ initiative. GET offers international students and young professionals exciting experiences in the United States through access to an extensive network of top colleges and universities. With strong partnerships across the U.S., GET provides participants with access to experiences that will give you academic and hands-on training to grow your portfolio. Experiences include higher education academic study, internship or research assistantship, J-1 visa sponsorship, professional development and other activities to make the most of your experience in the U.S.


GET - Research and Internship


Why intern in the U.S.? 

Participating in an internship or research experience through GET can set the tone for the next step in your career goals. 

What does a GET experience include?

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Our comprehensive online platform offers opportunities where you'll learn and work alongside experts in your field and build your portfolio. 

How do I apply? 

Follow these easy steps to get started!

Fall 2016 GET participants at the University of Akron pose with Vice President Joe Biden!

Fall 2016 GET participants at the University of Akron pose with Vice President Joe Biden!

Learn more about the University of Akron GET program taking place this October and November 2016 following the U.S. Presidential election.


GET - A Higher Education Academic Program


How do I apply?

All GET-AHEAD candidates are screened by IIE's cooperating agencies abroad then must complete IIE’s application package for consideration by institutions in the U.S.

What is the GET AHEAD experience?

GET-AHEAD offers guidance throughout the application process to non-US secondary school seniors or recent graduates from participating countries who are carefully selected by international partners and screening committees in their home countries.

Why study in the U.S.?

  • The ability to explore different areas of study
  • Network and build your resume with international experience
  • Gain a global perspective

GET - Teaching Assistant