Center for International Education News

Peer Advisors Will Share Their Stories at Study Abroad Fair

Last year, Chelsea Raschke and Mona’ King took their studies at UT to a new latitude and longitude. Raschke spent the spring semester of 2013 taking classes in Spain. King spent the fall semester of 2012 studying in China. Now peer advisors in the Programs Abroad Office, King and Raschke will share their study abroad experiences at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 25.

Confucius Institute Inauguration and Gala Will Be April 12

Note: Due to inclement weather concerns, Friday afternoon’s inaugural event at the International House has been moved to the first floor galleria in Hodges Library. UT’s Confucius Institute will celebrate its opening with an inauguration ceremony and gala stage show on Friday, April 12. The campus and Knoxville community are invited to both events. The Confucius Institute is a collaborative effort between the university; HANBAN, a Chinese Ministry of Education subsidiary in Beijing; and Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

Study Abroad Fair is September 26; Peer Advisors Ready to Share Their Stories

While most UT students took trips to beaches in Florida or South Carolina last spring, Mackenzie Higgins saw two of the Seven Wonders of the World. A senior in global studies and Spanish, Higgins studied at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Higgins is now back at UT and working as a peer adviser in the Programs Abroad Office. She and other peer advisers will be available to talk about their experiences at the Fall 2012 Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 26, in the University Center Ballroom.

Campus Groups Team Up to Present Foreign Policy Week

Foreign policy, globalization, global security—these terms are often used in news headlines and tossed about in political debates. But what do they really mean and why are these issues important to all of us? Those questions prompted the development of Foreign Policy Week, which will be held September 10–13.

Confucius Institute to Open; Will Provide Educational, Cultural Activities

A Confucius Institute will soon open on campus, expanding opportunities for UT students and others to learn Chinese, experience Chinese culture, and travel abroad. Confucius Institutes are non-profit public institutions run in cooperation with Chinese partner universities and typically offer for-credit and non-credit Chinese language courses, sponsor cultural activities, and help local schools provide more education about China.

Through UT’s Friendship Program, Students See It’s a Small World

UT senior Lauren Wurth spent the fall 2010 semester studying at Swansea University in Wales and came home completely enamored with the United Kingdom and all the things she experienced across the pond. When she heard about the Friendship Program through the International House, she thought it might give her the opportunity to befriend international students about to have the same experience she had.

English Language Institute Offers Opportunities for UT’s International Students

Hanadi AlMazroue and Jeddah Canever were shown just how small the world is when they signed up for the Conversation Partners Program at the English Language Institute. The ELI is a UT institution affiliated with the Center for International Education. ELI students are not UT students; rather they apply and pay tuition to the institute.