Students from Europe will be taking classes this summer in the UTC College of Business.

Participating Countries:

  • Belarus
  • Cyprus
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine

Students from Europe will be back at UTC this summer, studying at the College of Business and getting involved in the local community.

For the second year in a row, the College of Business and the Center for Global Education are hosting 22 undergraduate students from 18 countries for a four-week study on social entrepreneurship. The students are coming to UTC as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Study at the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI). The State Department works in conjunction with nonprofit FHI 360 to administer the SUSI program.

“We’re extremely excited and humbled to host the SUSI program again this year. Last year was an incredible experience with such an outstanding cohort of students, and we know this year will be another success,” said Dr. Robert Dooley, dean of the UTC College of Business.

Along with Dooley, the UTC program is led by Takeo Suzuki, executive director of the UTC Office of International Programs. Heather Delbridge, graduate assistant for student engagement in the Office of the Dean of Students, is program director.

The SUSI program includes classroom lectures, hands-on activities, leadership development, and working and meeting Americans, both on UTC’s campus and throughout Chattanooga.

The students will provide community service to such organizations as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and others. They will take the knowledge they’ve gained back to their home countries and share it with other European students.

More information about the SUSI program can be found here.

The Center for Global Education is looking for UTC students to serve as program mentors. The application for positions can be found here.

If you have any additional questions, contact the Heather Delbridge at Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. May 11.

The Center for Global Education also is looking for host families to provide for lodging and home-cooked meals for SUSI students. To find out more, contact Delbridge.

Media Relations Contacts: Email UTC Media Relations or call 423-425-5119.

Shawn Ryan is the executive staff writer in the Office of Communications and Marketing at UTC.

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