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Charlotte’s First Golf Major

This week will be Charlotte’s first golf major, but the Carolinas have been a popular locale since 1999. The Carolinas didn’t host a golf major until the mid-1930s, when the PGA Championship came to the famed No. 2 course at Pinehurst. Now Pinehurst has hosted four majors, most recently the 2014 U.S. Open. Quail Hollow, a longtime tour stop with the Wells Fargo Championship, will host the world’s best golfers when competition runs Thursday through Sunday.


The Superfund Research Center

The five-year grant is the fourth of its kind that the Superfund Research Center has received from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Richard DiGiulio, Sally Kleberg professor of environmental toxicology said that the grant helps to solidify what has become an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration among Duke faculty, such as biomedical engineering, toxicology and environmental health.


F-1 visas!

As of February 7, 2017 GEI is authorized under Federal law to issue I-20 forms to international students! Students who have questions about how to obtain  an I-20 form from our school can visit our Immigration Advising page.

GEI Internships!

GEI is currently looking for Interns to fill multiple internship positions. Visit our Internships page.

GEI Volunteering Opportunities!

GEI is currently looking for volunteers!  Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more.

GEI’s Language Partner Program!

We now have a language partner program available to our students! Click here to learn more.

The GEI Foundation

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GEI signs a contract with Chivast Education International

In October 2017, representatives of GEI signed a contract with Chivast Education International, the overseas study service agency affiliated to Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), Ministry of Education.

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GEI signs a cooperation agreement with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On the 3rd of May 2018, GEI and the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences signed a cooperation agreement to further promote educational exchanges, research projects, joint degree programs and other educational ventures between the United States and China.

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GEI opens branch offices in China

In April 2018, GEI opened two branch offices in China: in Shanghai and Nanjing – the capital of the Jiangsu Province. Some of foundation’s representatives will also reside in Beijing and Yixing in order to better assist local partners.

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GEI launches an American High School Program with Shanghai Jiaotong University Education Group

GEI is developing a High School Program in cooperation with Shanghai Jiaotong Education Group. The joint program is designed to prepare Chinese students for education at American universities by helping them develop core academic skills needed for post-secondary studies in the U.S.  After studying in Shanghai for the first two years, students will spend the last year at GEI School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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ELI hosts annual wine tasting

English Learning Institute (ELI), a subsidiary of Global Education Institute (GEI), hosted its 2015 summer wine tasting June 17 as part of the cultural enrichment program for its international students. Read more


15 Chinese teachers complete GEI internship program

Fifteen teachers from Beijing, China recently completed Global Educations Institute (GEI)’s four-week training and internship program in which international educators work side-by-side with American schoolteachers. Read more


 GEI ushers in Chinese New Year at UNC

Global Education Institute celebrated the start of the Year of the Ram by coordinating a Chinese New Year celebration at UNC-Chapel Hill for more than 150 Chinese and American scholars, students and faculty members. Read more


 GEI campus doubles in size 

Global Education Institute (GEI)  opened a new training center at its Chapel Hill headquarters in Feb., effectively doubling the size of its campus to 14,000 square feet in response to high demand for its training and educational programs. Read more


Foreign school principals train at GEI 

The nineteen principals from elementary schools in Beijing, China undertook 10 days of training at Global Education Institute in Chapel Hill in Feb. to learn advanced educational concepts they can bring home and use to adapt and improve their respective schools’ practices. Read more


Pre-Master participants graduate program

Global Education Institute (GEI) announced the successful graduation of 26 Fall 2014 Pre-Master Program (PMP) class Dec. 4. Read more


GEI Pre-Master students tour Great Smoky National Park

Thirteen Global Education Institute (GEI) Pre-Master Program (PMP) students visited Great Smoky Mountain National Park Nov. 8. The group toured the mountains and gorges along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway before arriving at Grandfather Mountain—the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachians. Read more


GEI Pre-Master students visit Washington, Williamsburg 

Global Education Institute (GEI) Pre-Master Program (PMP) students took their first group trip Oct. 10-12, visiting Williamsburg, VA and America’s capital, Washington, DC. Read more


GEI CEO addresses University of North Carolina system leaders 

Global Education Institute CEO Jason Li attended and spoke at a conference on international programs hosted by the University of North Carolina General Administration at UNC-Wilmington Oct. 3…Read more


GEI PMP students celebrate the start of new term

Global Education Institute (GEI)’s 2014 Pre-Master Program (PMP) students received a warm welcome from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill School of Education (SOE) during a dinner and reception at George Watts Hill Alumni Center Sep. 5…Read more


GEI announced the launch of the new PMP Master of Education Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program

On June 10th, Global Education Institute (GEI) announced the new pre-master program in cooperation with the Master’s Degree in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship offered by School of Education, and School of Business, UNC-Chapel Hill. The 12-month degree program is set-up for early career professionals who want to transform education in leadership roles outside of traditional school-based career paths…Read more


Congratulations on the Successful Graduation of PMP Students

On April 28, 2014, the Global Education Institute (GEI) is pleased to announce the successful graduating class of the first Pre-Masters Program (PMP), as well as these students’ admission into the UNC School of Education. The Global Education Institute (GEI), with the support of UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Education, established the first Pre-Masters Program (PMP). Through PMP study, our students not only improved their English, but also gained knowledge and personal experiences of U.S. education…Read more


GEI Delegation Visited China

From the 16th to the 22nd of April, Jason Li, CEO of GEI, visited China in his first visit of the year. During his visit, Jason presented on the topic of American high school education reform with innovative education methodologies on the high school presidents’ forum organized by Jiangshu Province Education Association. Jason also carried out in-depth conversations on the cultural exchange between North Carolina and China with key governors from Beijing Municipal Commission of Education during his stay in Beijing…Read more


Consultants from China Visited GEI

In April of 2014, GEI received a visiting group from the Chinese Overseas Education Application agencies. This group was comprised of 14 consultants from leading agencies; namely, New Oriental School, Chivast Education, Jiacheng Liuxue, Tiandao Education, Golden Sun Shine, and Nanjing Overseas Education Service Center. The goal for the consultants is to investigate local educational resources in North Carolina, and promote high quality educational resources to Chinese students…Read more


Welcome Shenzhen Polytechnic Delegation

In January 2014, The Global Education Institute hosted visiting department deans and administrators from Shenzhen Polytechnic College. During their visit, the delegates learned about U.S. higher education, such as the importance of technology in the classroom, higher education administration and higher education trends. These modules had given the delegates a number of new ideas on developing the education quality in their departments in Shenzhen. The group also visited various higher education institutes in North Carolina such as the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Duke University, Peace University, Wake Tech Community College and Durham Tech Community College…Read more


Welcome Beijing Education Committee Delegation

On November 4, 2013, The Beijing Education Commission delegation started a three-week training in North Carolina, U.S. The main focus of the training was to: (a) introduce the American education system at the K-12 and higher levels; (b) discuss how the American educational institutes at these different levels initiate, promote, and enhance globalization; and (c) discuss the roles and functions of the federal and state government in education globalization…Read more