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Student Spotlight: Ngan

Born in Vietnam, Ngan has lived in the United States for several years. She first lived in Chicago but joined family in Chattanooga two years ago. Ngan dreams of becoming a dental hygienist, and most U.S. dental schools require the TOEFL. Needing to improve her English, Ngan researched English as a Second Language programs online. “I saw that the ESL program at UTC was highly recommended by former students,”

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

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

International and American Students Explore Nashville Together

The UTC Center for Global Education kicked off the Fall semester with our 2nd Annual field trip to Nashville, Tennessee. As Tennessee’s capital, Nashville offers international students the opportunity to experience both the rich history and culture of the state’s largest city, and it is all within a day’s visit. However, our field trips also aims to encourage international and American student interaction, which we believe greatly enhances the