The Perfect Ending to the Beginning of a New Story: Vietnam Virtual Internship

Hello readers! I am Hayley Edde who recently graduated from UTC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities: International Studies with a focus on Asian civilization, culture, and history. For my last semester at UTC, I chose to complete a virtual internship through SIT Study Abroad. The internship was called Vietnam: Virtual Internship in Development and Gender. I hope to share with you a little bit of my

Become a 2021 SUSI Mentor

Hi Mocs! The Center for Global Education (CGE) is excited to announce our participation in the Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders. We are actively searching for part time student mentors for the upcoming SUSI 2021 Summer cohort. Mentors will be paid and work for CGE in a completely virtual setting. Required availability for this position will be June 23rd and June 28th through July 16th. Weekends

USAC Global Perspective Internship

My experience with USAC’s Global Perspective Virtual Internship was a unique experience that challenged my communication skills, pushed the limits of my French language learning, and offered information on how to be a valuable member in the working environment. The internship was very interactive and included two different components; one being the seminar section, in which the students participating in the program would discuss different types of readings in

The Global Gab: Meet our staff member, Pato

Pato is smiling and crouching over Ellen DeGeneres' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Welcome to our second edition of the Global Gab! Each month, we will be highlighting one of our CGE staff members so you can love them as much as we do. Today we are showcasing Pato, our fantastic Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services. Q: Pato, describe your job at the CGE. A: As the Assistant Director of the International Student and Scholar Services, I work to

The Global Gab: Meet our staff member, Amy

Amy is holding the camera to take a smiling selfie. She is wearing a blue beanie and a grey UTC hoodie. There are rock formations behind her in the background.

Welcome to our first edition of the Global Gab! Each month, we will be highlighting one of our CGE staff members so you can love them as much as we do. This week, we are showcasing our wonderful graphic design and marketing coordinator, Amy. Q: Amy, what do you do for the global office? A: Simply put, I’m in charge of making pretty things like videos, event graphics, and

Lunar New Year: Memories, traditions, and how it’s changed.

Large red wooden doors with red paper tapestries and lanterns hanging in front. One on each side.

Lunar New Year holds a special place in the hearts of many people around the world.   Leo Tan, a UTC international student from the Shandong province in China, has celebrated this holiday throughout his life. We wanted to get a first-hand perspective of this long-standing tradition, so we asked him to give his account of this annual celebration. Here is his personal reflection of what it’s like celebrating the Chinese New Year and how this holiday has changed for him throughout the years. [Leo’s perspective is unique to his personal

Learn Spanish through Trails and Tribulations

Originally, I had been planning for months to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Fall 2020 semester. As soon as the pandemic hit I knew that plan had gone out the window. Of course, I was incredibly heartbroken being unable to study abroad, however, one of the main reasons behind my need to study abroad was to fulfill my foreign language requirements in order to graduate from

Virtual Diversity Wall – IEW 2020

Every year, to celebrate diversity and cultural exchange, the Center for Global Education curates the “What Diversity Means to Me” Wall. This is an important part of UTC’s annual International Education Week activities. This year, we’ve decided to display the Diversity Wall in an online format.  To curate this year’s “wall,” we asked the UTC community to answer to the question, “What does diversity mean to you?” Below, you

Becoming Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

Studying abroad in Peru was one of the most influential and impactful experiences that I have ever had, and that I can without a doubt say changed my life. And yes, I know that’s what everyone says, but it really did. I think one of the main reasons is because I went somewhere that completely shifted my perspective on life and the world as I knew it. I also

Grenoble, France: The Experience that Changed Me

When I first saw the number of programs and options that existed for students to study abroad through, I was overwhelmed. The best advice I received was from my friend who had actually gone to France before and she told me, based on what I was looking for, to go somewhere in south France and definitely not Paris. In hindsight, I am so glad I had her advice because