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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

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From ESL to Undergrad: Winning Outstanding ESL Student of the Year is Only the Beginning for Zahraa

Let’s hear it for Zahraa, the first-ever winner of the Outstanding ESL Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Zahraa received a cash prize of $100. Zahraa, who is from Iraq, completed her first semester at UTC as an English as a Second Language student. She worked hard to improve her English, and this fall, she has returned to UTC as a biology major. During

Congratulations, Chenyu! CGE’s First Outstanding International Undergraduate Student of the Year

We’re so proud of Chenyu, the first-ever recipient of the Outstanding International Undergraduate Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Chenyu received a cash prize of $500. Chenyu is from China and just completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at UTC. He is a dedicated student and even made the Dean’s List while staying engaged with extracurricular activities, such as volunteering at the Chattanooga

Congratulations, Miette! CGE’s First Outstanding Study Abroad Student of the Year

We’re so excited for Miette, the winner of our first-ever Outstanding Study Abroad Student of the Year Award! At the end of Spring 2020, Miette received a cash prize of $500. Miette is a Chattanooga local. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from UTC and is now pursuing her MBA. Miette has spent time in a whopping eight countries during her time at UTC. In addition to

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

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