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Let’s Do This!

UTC kicked off the 2018 Spring semester and first day of orientation by welcoming over 30 new students from 16 different countries to our campus with a breakfast hosted by the Center for Global Education. After enjoying some hot coffee and tea to prepare for a frigid morning, the ESL students split from the graduate and undergraduate students to complete their registration. During their orientation, the new students were

Change is Good

Ahmed Mohamed Elmahi Ibrahim is a graduate student from Sudan who is currently spending his first semester here at UTC, and he is here with us to earn his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Ahmed first heard about UTC while researching different Masters programs around the world. Among his options of studying in Sweden, the UK, Germany, and the US, Ahmed ultimately decided to enroll in UTC. The top

Vive la France!

Mae Stuart is a Senior undergraduate student from Chattanooga, TN, and she is double majoring in Political Science and Humanities with a minor in French. For all of the Fall 2017 semester, Mae studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, a small city in southeastern France, to both study French and to continue research for her senior thesis. Mae’s senior thesis is on the relationship and history between France and Algeria, and

Electrifying the Future

Meet Ha Vo. Ha Vo is from Vietnam and is currently an undergraduate student at UTC. She is studying Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power Systems and is part of UTC’s Innovation in Honors Program. Ha Vo developed an interest in electricity after an incident she experienced when she was eight. She was shocked by 220 volts of electricity,  but fortunately, she did not have serious injuries. She

A New Chapter

The UTC English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute hosted a luncheon on December 8th, 2017 to celebrate the end of the semester. The purpose of this luncheon was to commend the hard work and accomplishments of the ESL  students. All of the students worked really hard during the Fall 2017 semester to not only learn English but to also learn about the U.S. culture. It is customary for

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Expanding Horizons

Ms. Patricia Lin- Steadman joined UTC Center for Global Education (CGE) as Senior Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services. Patricia started her journey with us on December 1, 2017. As Senior Coordinator of International Students and Scholar Services, Patricia’s responsibilities  will include ensuring that the appropriate administrative infrastructure and services are in place to efficiently support International Students and Scholars at UTC. She will serve as the Designated

Students Share their Food and Cultures at Gastro Diplomacy Meeting

Despite the differences between cultures, food serves as a unifier to bring others together. From an American perspective, food from different countries and cultures are labeled heavily by grouping entire cultures into a “food category”: Mexican, Chinese, Indian, etc. But, merely stating the country does not represent the true cultural value of the food or the significance of a dish to those countries. Taco Bell is not true Mexican

UTC International Students Brighten up MLK on PARK(ing) Day 2017

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where community groups and members showcase their work and temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. Citizens, artists, and activists will roll out the green grass, set up tents, and display art or hand out sweets. It all started in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary

Go Global Community Events Connecting Students From all over the Globe.

The Go Global community has been busy in the past month since the commencing of classes. When the semester begins, many events are available for students to attend as part of Welcoming Week and these events were a great introduction to campus life for the international students. UTC Go Global is an LLC (Living Learning Community) and acts as a community in campus housing to group international students with

Meet, Emma from Tournai, Belgium!

What do you know about Belgium? Perhaps you are familiar with their beer, chocolate, and waffles, but I sat down with someone from Belgium to tell us more! Meet, Emma from Tournai, Belgium! She is enrolled at UTC as of August 2017 as a freshman on the UTC tennis team who has not yet decided on her major, but is thinking about studying business. When asked why she chose