Center for International Education News

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.

UT Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 28 to Help Students Shape their Future

Students interested in semester, academic year, summer, and mini-term study abroad programs will have the opportunity to learn about available options at UT Knoxville’s Fall 2011 Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, September 28. International students and students who have studied abroad will be on hand to share their experiences.

200 UT Students Receive Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Center for International Education (CIE) at UT Knoxville has awarded $500 scholarships to 200 students who will be studying abroad during mini-term or summer 2011. These scholarships came from the J. Wallace and Katie Dean Endowment and the CIE Scholarship Fund, which comes from the $10-per-year fee that undergraduates pay.

106 UT Students Receive Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Center for International Education (CIE) at UT Knoxville has awarded scholarships to 106 students who will be studying abroad during spring break and during the spring semester. Six students have received $500 to study abroad during spring break; another 100 have received $1,000 scholarships to study abroad during the spring semester.

Veteran Educator Advises School Leaders as UT’s Principal-in-Residence

Betty Sue Sparks remembers when she was an elementary school principal trying to mediate between school staff, students and parents over how much noise was tolerable in the cafeteria. Now Sparks, the Cornerstone Principal in Residence at the Center for Educational Leadership at UT Knoxville, is the person area school principals and assistant principals can call upon when they need advice.

44 UT Students Receive Scholarships for Study Abroad

Forty-four students have received scholarships from Center for International Education at UT Knoxville that will help them study abroad this summer and during the 2010-11 academic year. Eight of the recipients have won W.K. McClure Scholarships for the Study of World Affairs.

Great Decisions: Bodine to Speak at UT about Yemen, Terror Threats

Barbara K. Bodine, a retired U.S. ambassador to Yemen — the reputed land of the Queen of Sheba, home of the three wisemen and burial spot of Cain and Abel — will discuss the future possibilities of the United State’s relationship with Yemen on April 28. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Great Decisions: Fisman to Visit UT to Discuss Global Crime

Raymond Fisman, the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and research director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia (University) Business School, will be at UT Knoxville on April 6 to talk about global crime and address some of these questions.