Application Information 2018

Students that have completed at least one year of high school are eligible to participate.


Enrollment options:

Domestic resident student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program.

  • Cost: $1,000.

Domestic commuter student – For students who are US citizens or permanent residents and who will not be staying in the residence halls. All lunches and 2 group dinners will still be provided.

  • Cost $600.

International resident student – For students who are not US citizens or permanent residents who will be staying in the residence halls and eating all meals on campus throughout the program.

  • Cost $1,200.

(Please note: if you are planning to participate in the CGS workshops as part of the longer, July 14-August 4, program in partnership with the Global Education & Training (GET) program, please apply through GET using the link below rather than use this application).

GET application


A completed application includes:

Online Application

HS transcripts (School counselors can email an electronic copy of transcripts to )

– Teacher Recommendation Form (Share this link with teacher recommenders!): https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/367490

International Students are welcome to apply.  If accepted to the program, International students will need to provide proof of English proficiency.  This is typically done by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores.  If you are going to be participating through the longer, July 14-August 4, program that is run jointly by the Center for Global Studies and Global Education & Training (GET), please apply through this CGS-GET joint application.

Deadline: all materials must be submitted by May 15, 2018