Community Outreach 

UTC’s international students and scholars get involved in the community through volunteer work, educational outreach, and engagement with local businesses.

The Center for Global Education connects service-minded students with off-campus organizations such as Sister Cities Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, the International Business Council, and La Paz Chattanooga. CGE students and staff also promote intercultural awareness and education through presentations at local schools, museums, and community events. 

Of course, CGE promotes diversity on campus too. At Global Spotlight events, students enlighten the UTC community about their home countries and cultures. Additionally, Global Zone trainings equip faculty and staff to better understand and support international students and scholars.

Each summer, UTC welcomes high-achieving students from around the world to Chattanooga. These students study economic development and related topics through experiential learning and local partnerships. They volunteer with service organizations such as the American Red Cross, Northside Neighborhood House, and the Salvation Army. They also learn from local business leaders, including startup entrepreneurs at INCubator and the Edney Innovation Center.

For more information about community outreach opportunities through CGE, email international@utc.edu.