Global Partnerships & Outreach

The University of Connecticut enters into a number of partnerships with institutions of higher education abroad. These partnerships generally revolve around particular projects, however, some have a broader directive laying the foundation for focused future activities. Learn More...

Team Members

Allison Casaly, Ph.D., Global Initiatives Coordinator
Email: allison.casaly@uconn.edu


Kinga H. Karlowska, Global Initiatives Coordinator
Email: kinga.karlowska@uconn.edu


Marisa Tatiwong, Program Coordinator (Partnerships)
Email: marisa.tatiwong@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-4112

Global Training & Development Institute

The University of Connecticut’s Global Training and Development Institute (GTDI) fosters global sustainable development, citizenship, and cross-cultural understanding by providing individuals from around the world with transformational learning experiences. Since 1961, more than 10,000 government officials, business and non-profit leaders, and university students from 130 countries have participated in the Institute’s education and training programs. Learn More...

Team Members

A. Tolga Turker, Ph.D., Director of Global Entrepreneurial Programs
Email: atturker@uconn.edu


Laura Labato, Assistant Director
Email: laura.labato@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-0235


Roy Pietro, Ed.D., YSEALI Program Director
Email: roy.pietro@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-486-4252


Caitie Goddard, YSEALI Academic Director
Email: caitie.goddard@uconn.edu