The principal role of the Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of Tennessee is to lead, coordinate, and support the university’s strategies for global education, research, and engagement. A lynchpin in the university’s globalization agenda, responsibilities of CIE include developing and managing international partnerships, welcoming and assisting international students and scholars, providing study abroad opportunities for our students, and creating international and inter-cultural programming for the campus and broader community.
Study, Teach, Work, and Research Abroad
Growing numbers of UT students are going abroad for study, service, and research with scholarship support. Professors from every college are engaged in teaching and research abroad. Every year, UT students, staff, and professors are selected for prestigious awards including the Fulbright program.
UT’s International Community
Increasing numbers of international students and scholars are attracted to UT: short-term exchange students as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree applicants. Our English Language Institute welcomes students for short or longer term intensive English language learning. Our strong connection to our international graduates continues through our Office of Alumni Affairs.
To support its Ready for the World initiative, UT offers a wide range of internationally oriented activities. The International House along with the Confucius Institute, student organizations, and many other units provide outstanding cultural programs for the campus and wider community.
UT is connected to leading institutions around the world through academic and research partnerships. Our collaboration includes student exchanges, joint research projects, dual-degree programs, and jointly sponsored institutes.
CIE is organized into six major units: Confucius Institute, English Language Institute, International House, International Students and Scholar Services, Office of the Peace Corps, and Programs Abroad Office.