Events

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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.

Fall 2018 dates:

Tuesday, Aug 21, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

UC Tennessee Room

Thursday, Sept. 6, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 Hooper Hall 200

Monday, Sept. 17, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Hunter Hall 309

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

Hunter Hall 309

Monday, Oct. 22, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

EMCS 4th Floor

Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

UC Multicultural Center

Monday, Nov. 26, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Hunter Hall 306 

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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, Oct. 20

Nashville

Saturday, Nov. 17

Atlanta

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Global Spotlight

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

Fall 2018 dates:

Featuring Germany

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Tennessee Room

Featuring Armenia & Georgia

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3 to 4 p.m.

UC Raccoon Mountain Room

Featuring Japan

Monday, Nov. 12, 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Signal Mountain Room

Featuring China

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Signal Mountain Room

Featuring Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 to 6 p.m.

UC Multicultural Center

 Featuring Mexico

Thursday, Nov.15, 5 to 6 p.m. 

UC Signal Mountain Room 

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International Education Week

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

 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Chamberlain Pavilion (Rain Location: Chattanooga Rooms)

International Education Week Kick-Off Event

Food, Japanese Tono dancers, music, giveaways, & more!

FREE; Open to all

Travel the World in a Week

Students will be able to pick up a passport during the IEW Kick-Off Event and in Hooper 203. Students who collect all the stamps by Friday, November 16th at 4 p.m. will receive a free T-Shirt. Must redeem in Hooper 203.

FREE; Open to all

What Diversity Means to Me Wall

The "Before I Die" project by Candy Chang examines the ways the walls of our cities can help us grapple with death and meaning as a community today.

The Center for Global Education is creating a UTC tailored version of this project in the form of a board that will move around campus. We invite students to place their thoughts on this board and come together as a university to examine what diversity means to us in our world today. 

FREE; Open to all


 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

Passport Registration

UC Chickamauga Room

Students can apply for or renew their passport at this event sponsored by the Chattanooga’s Public Library passport office. 

Please arrive with the appropriate forms filled and printed out with the correct amount of payment. Forms can be found at www.travel.state.gov 

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5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Global Spotlight: Japan

UC Signal Mountain Room

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.

FREE; Open to all

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 7:00- 10:00 p.m.

International Festival (Sponsored by the Multicultural Center)

UC Tennessee Room & Chattanooga Rooms

Food, performances, flag parade, giveaways, etc.  

FREE; Open to all 

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Cultural Club Fair

Heritage Plaza (Rain location: Chickamauga Room)

The UTC Cultural Club Fair will showcase multicultural organizations available to UTC students. Come enjoy some food and learn about the various interests, cultures, and countries represented by your fellow Mocs! 

FREE; Open to all


 5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Global Spotlight: China

UC Signal Mountain Room

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.

FREE; Open to all


 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Cultural Craft Night

UC Multicultural Center

Cultural Craft Night is a chance for students to immerse themselves in different cultures through art. Different stations featuring arts and crafts from around the world will be available for students to do. 

FREE; Open to all

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

Study Abroad 101

UC Heritage Room 

UTC students interested in semester or year-long study abroad are required to attend a general study abroad information session offered by the UTC Office of Study Abroad. UTC Study Abroad office staff will discuss available programs, how you should choose the best program, transfer of credit, application procedures, financial aid, and scholarships. You will learn “almost” everything about study abroad programs and UTC policies so that you will get the best out of your study abroad experience. 

FREE; open to UTC students/ prior registration required online at https://www.utc.edu/study-abroad-international-exchange-programs/ or by signing up HERE


1:00 -3:00 p.m.

Public Speaking Contest

UC Chickamauga Room

The Public Speaking contest showcases ESL (English as a second language) students' growing skills in the English language while students discuss how their international experience has impacted their lives.

FREE; Open to all


  5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Global Spotlight: Saudi Arabia

UC Multicultural Center

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.

FREE; Open to all

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Global Zone

UC Chickamauga Room

The UTC Global Zone program promotes a supportive campus environment for international and study abroad students by fostering cultural awareness, providing cultural adjustment resources, and advocating for these groups on campus.

FREE; Open to faculty and staff (prior sign up require)


 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Mocs Talk Study Abroad

UC Chattanooga Rooms

Former study abroad students will share their experiences.

FREE; Open to all


3:15- 4:15 p.m.

International Tea Time

UC Multicultural Center

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy different types of tea while learning about different cultures. 

FREE; Open to all


5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Global Spotlight: Mexico

UC Signal Mountain Room

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.

FREE; Open to all

6:00- 7:00 p.m.

Following Global Spotlight, students will have the chance to learn about the dual degree Master’s program between The Gary W. Rollins College of Business and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Mexico. This event will include:

  • A Skype session with students from UPAEP
  • Q & A with our current student from UPAEP
  • Free food

7:00- 9:00 p.m.

International Trivia Night

UC Signal Mountain Room

Students will play a competitive game of trivia centered around global topics to win prizes. 

FREE; Open to all 

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Hooper 203

Travel the World in a Week

Last day to turn in your passport with all the stamps and get a free T-Shirt!


 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Worldwide Etiquette Session

UC Chickamauga Room

Bridget Thompson will teach an international etiquette session with greetings, interactions, eating, customs, etc. from different countries.

FREE; Open to all 


 1:00- 3:00 p.m.

International Futbol Tournament

Chamberlain Field (Rain location: ARC)

Are you a soccer fan? This is your chance to play futbol with some fellow international soccer lovers or come and support!

FREE; Open to all 

 8:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Day Trip to Atlanta

Travel to Atlanta, GA with international students. We'll visit the World of Coke, eat lunch at the CNN Center, and shop at Atlantic Station.

FREE; Open to all 

Sign up HERE

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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.

RSVP by emailing international@utc.edu.

Fall 2018 dates

Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 3 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

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New International Student Orientation

Spring 2019

Thursday, Jan. 3 to Friday, Jan. 4

Fall 2019

TENTATIVE Wednesday, Aug. 14 to Friday, Aug. 16 

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