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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.

Spring 2021 dates:

Due to COVID-19, we will NOT be hosting International Tea Time this semester. Instead, we will be hosting Vitural Language Hours (see below).

Language Hour

Learn basic words and phrases in different languages throughout the semester. Our own international students and staff will be teaching us how to speak in their native languages.

VIETNAMESE

Thursday, January 21, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Zoom

Pre-register here: t.ly/xNnp

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638951

CZECH

Thursday, February 11, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Zoom

Pre-register here: t.ly/BB6Z

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638953

HINDI

Thursday, March 11, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Zoom

Pre-register here: t.ly/Uomp

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638976

LUGANDA

Monday, March 22, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Zoom

Pre-register here: t.ly/nbTN

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638978

ARABIC 

Monday, April 12, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Zoom

Pre-register here: t.ly/lWoC

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638980

These Global Education events count as Beyond the Classroom Challenge Event if you fill out a brief reflection HERE (five to ten minutes total). Students who complete 10 events, including other Global Education events and more, can earn an award signed by the Chancellor along with priority registration for classes. For more information or to sign up, check out https://new.utc.edu/academic-affairs/walker-center-for-teaching-and-learning/thinkachieve/beyond/weekly-event-list. You can also check out this infographic and/or email the Experiential Learning Team at think@utc.edu for any further questions! 

 

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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, March 6

TN Aquarium

Starting at 12:45

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Global Spotlight

NEW—The Center for Global Education recently launched Global Spotlight, 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&A.

Global Spotlight allows for cultural exchange and learning between attendees and is open to the whole UTC community.

Countries featured in the past: Armenia, China, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Uganda.

Spring 2021 dates:

Featuring Bangladesh

Tuesday, January 26, 4 to 5 p.m.

ONLINE ONLY

Zoom Registration Link: t.ly/wTZs

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638942

Featuring Jordan

Tuesday, February 23, 4  to 5 p.m.

ONLINE ONLY

Zoom Registration Link:  t.ly/zhYa

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638943

Featuring Ghana

Tuesday, March 16, 4 to 5 p.m.

HYBRID

Lupton 1st Floor Lobby (25 people)

Limited in-person spots: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638749

Zoom Registration Link: t.ly/vuSG

Featuring Tanzania

Tuesday, April 6, 4 to 5 p.m.

ONLINE ONLY

Zoom Registration Link: t.ly/vJUg

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638947

These Global Education events count as Beyond the Classroom Challenge Event if you fill out a brief reflection HERE (five to ten minutes total). Students who complete 10 events, including other Global Education events and more, can earn an award signed by the Chancellor along with priority registration for classes. For more information or to sign up, check out https://new.utc.edu/academic-affairs/walker-center-for-teaching-and-learning/thinkachieve/beyond/weekly-event-list. You can also check out this infographic and/or email the Experiential Learning Team at think@utc.edu for any further questions! 

  

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Other*

How to Use LinkedIn Workshop

Friday, February 5

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pre-Register here: t.ly/yuTc

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638987

Presented by the Center for Career and Leadership Development

Job Searching Tips, Strategies, & Resources

Friday, March 26

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Pre-Register here: t.ly/VOw6

MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6638992

Presented by the Center for Career and Leadership Development

 

 *These events are for international students only

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International Education Week

Every year, the Center for Global Education hosts a week of events to celebrate International Education Week. 

International Education Week 2020 will be from November 16th to November 20th. 

Please, visit our IEW website for more details: https://www.utc.edu/international-students/iew/index.php 

 

These Global Education events count as Beyond the Classroom Challenge Event if you fill out a brief reflection HERE (five to ten minutes total). Students who complete 10 events, including other Global Education events and more, can earn an award signed by the Chancellor along with priority registration for classes. For more information or to sign up, check out https://new.utc.edu/academic-affairs/walker-center-for-teaching-and-learning/thinkachieve/beyond/weekly-event-list. You can also check out this infographic and/or email the Experiential Learning Team at think@utc.edu for any further questions! 

 

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OPT Information Sessions

Every semester, our office hosts several OPT information sessions. Mandatory attendance is required if you are planning to request OPT.

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. 

RSVP by emailing international@utc.edu.

Spring 2021 dates

Tuesday, February 9, 2 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16,  9 to 10 a.m.

Friday, February 26, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9,  2 to 3 p.m

Tuesday, March 23, 9 to 10 a.m.

Location will be sent upon R.S.V.P.

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New International Student Orientation

Spring 2021

Wednesday, January 13

ONLINE 

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