Sixty students selected for this year’s Alternative Fall Break will volunteer on projects in five different cities from October 17 through 20. To defray their travel expenses, the students are raising money through UT’s new “Impact Big Ideas” crowd-funding program. Although the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development established online giving years ago, the crowd-funding approach is new.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.