study abroad News

Student Translating Twelve-Step Materials for Recovering Alcoholics in Africa

Daniels outside of the prison in Uganda.

Anna-Claire Daniels, a senior studying social work, was one of nine UT students who went to northern Uganda for five weeks last summer for the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program. She returned to Uganda over winter break—on her own dime—to continue her work helping recovering addicts incarcerated in Gulu Prison. After observing the program, she realized a problem many of the inmates were facing—they couldn’t read the English materials in front of them.

UT Archaeologists Uncover Lost Roman Outpost in Southern Jordan

Rare new details about an ancient Roman fort in southern Jordan have been uncovered by two UT professors. Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history in the School of Art, and Erin Darby, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, direct the ‘Ayn Gharandal archaeological project that has uncovered details about the fort, including the previously unknown location of an ancient infantry unit.

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.

Entering Honors Students Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica

For many students, studying abroad is something to dream about after their freshmen year. But one group of UT students studied abroad even before taking their first class on campus. Sixteen new first-year Chancellor’s Honors students studied ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica during summer 2012.

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.

Students Seek Study Adventures at Study Abroad Fair

If you could spend a semester, a summer — or even longer — studying anywhere in the world, where would you go? Students can hear more about opportunities that may be on their horizons at the campus’ Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom.

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.

Peer Advisers Guide UT Students to Destinations Abroad

Studying abroad can make students more culturally aware, help them grow as people and allow them to see what the world has to offer. But how do students plan their study abroad programs and make all of the necessary arrangements? At UT Knoxville, students receive study abroad information and assistance through the Programs Abroad Office.

Study Abroad Fair Shows UT Students a Whole New World

UT Knoxville’s Study Abroad Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 in the University Center ballroom. The fair will provide a one-stop shop for students to learn about the study abroad process, study abroad programs and financial aid options offered through UT and the Programs Abroad Office.