After-Class Activities

At UTC, we believe in learning English by doing.

ESL students make new friends and have fun while improving their English language skills through extracurricular activities.

These are some of the ways you can learn English outside of the classroom as a UTC student:

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Field Trips

Join your international and American classmates on field trips to metropolitan destinations.

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International Tea Time

Make friends and practice cultural exchange at International Tea Time.


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Team-building Events

Participate in team-building projects with other ESL students.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Make the Scenic City even better through volunteer work.

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Community Outreach

Perform community outreach and share about your culture.

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Business Networking

Engage in professional networking with local business owners.

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UTC Outdoors trips

Go caving, rock climbing or whitewater rafting with UTC Outdoors.


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UTC Athletic Events

Cheer on the Mocs at UTC athletic events, or join a club sports team.


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Aquatic and Recreation Center 

Stay fit at UTC’s expansive and accessible Aquatic and Recreation Center.

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Open Lectures, Presentations and Guest Speakers 

Attend open lectures and presentations by faculty, students and visiting scholars.




Conversation partners (International Buddy Program)

Use your English speaking skills to make friends in the International Buddy Program.

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UTC Writing and Communication Center

Get essay help at the UTC Writing and Communication Center.




UTC Library Workshops

Attend UTC Library workshops to learn new tech skills for school and work.

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Go Global Community Events

Live on campus in the Go Global Residential Learning Community.

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On-campus Events and Festivals

Attend festivals, celebrations, and other events on campus.

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