International Tea Time

Twice a month, the Center for Global Education hosts International Tea Time. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy different types of tea while learning about different cultures.

Fall 2018 dates:

Tuesday, August 21st 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

*UC Tennessee Room*

Thursday, September 6th 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 *Hooper Hall 200*

Monday, September 17th 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

*Hunter Hall 309*

Thursday, October 11th 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

*Hunter Hall 309*

Monday, October 22nd 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

*EMCS 4th Floor*

Thursday, November 15th 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

*UC Multicultural Center*

Monday, November 26th 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

*Hunter Hall 306*



Day Trips

Every semester, the Center for Global Education sponsors free trips for international and domestic students to nearby cities and attractions. These trips are meant to be fun but also educational.

Saturday, October 20th


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Saturday, November 17th


Global Spotlight

NEW— The Center for Global Education is launching a new program called Global Spotlight. Global Spotlight is a platform through which UTC international students can share their culture and traditions with the UTC community. This program is very casual and may include presentations, dance performances, music, and Q&As. Global Spotlight will allow for cultural exchange and learning between attendees and is open to the whole UTC community.

Fall 2018 dates:

Featuring Germany

Tuesday, September 18th 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Tennessee Room


Featuring Armenia & Georgia

Tuesday, October 23rd 3 to 4 p.m.

UC Raccoon Mountain Room


Featuring Japan

Monday, November 12th 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Signal Mountain Room


Featuring China

Tuesday, November 13th 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Signal Mountain Room


Featuring Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, November 14th 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Multicultural Center


Featuring Mexico

Thursday, November 15th 5 to 6 p.m. 

UC Signal Mountain Room


International Education Week

Every year, the Center for Global Education hosts a week of events to celebrate International Education Week. Last year's events included:

  • Travel the World scavenger hunt
  • Trivia night
  • International talent show
  • Public speaking contest
  • Study abroad information session
  • Virtual reality
  • International tea time
  • Soccer tournament

IEW 2018:

Monday, November 12th through Friday, November 16th

Events for IEW 2018 will be posted at a later date.

OPT Information Sessions

Every semester, our office hosts several OPT information sessions. If you are an F-1 student wanting to learn what OPT is and how to apply, join us for one the of following sessions. Please RSVP by emailing

Fall 2018 dates

Thursday, September 6th 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 19th 3 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3rd 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 18th 10 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, November 1st 3 to 4 p.m.


ALL OPT information sessions will be held in the Hooper Hall Tower Room (Hooper 200).


New International Student Orientation

Spring 2019: Thursday, January 3rd to Friday, January 4th

Fall 2019: TENTATIVE Wednesday, August 14th to Friday, August 16th