Persian Culture Night

Come join us at the International House on Thursday, November 8, 2012 for an exciting night of Persian Culture. There will be cultural presentations, live musical and dance performances, and delicious Iranian food and much more. This event is being organized in collaboration with Persian Club and tickets are on sale at I-House front desk and cost only $5 only. Make sure to buy your ticket in advance–it’s first come, first serve, and you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity. Time: 6- 8 pm. Ven
ue: I-House Great Room.

On the menu:
1. Zereshk Polo ba Morgh (An Iranian traditional dish with rice and chicken)
2. Mirza Ghasemi (tasty and delicious dish from the northern region of Iran with eggplant).

Veg:
1. Zereshk Polo (Rice)
2. Mirza Ghasemi (Eggplant)
3. Kookoo Sabzi (Vegetable Souffle)

dessert: Bastani Zaferoni


Perisan Coffee House – Movie screening

On Wednesday, November 7, from 6 – 8 pm, we will be screening an Iranian movie “A Separation” . This movie is set in contemporary Iran. A Separation is a compelling drama about the ending of a marriage.It starts with a wife wanting to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Snacks will be provided. Place: Great Room @ I-House, Cost: FREE.


International Festival 2012

It’s the time of year for the annual International Festival that is organized by the UT International House! This year, the festival is at an even more convenient location: the Pedestrian Walkway!

At the festival, UT student groups will be hosting booths representing over 20 countries and selling cultural cuisine, arts and crafts. You can also get information on study abroad opportunities there!

Moreover, we will have live cultural performances from 11am all the way till 3pm!

For those of you who have been to our festival, we know you all are going “Hoooorayyyyy” seeing this reminder. And those of you who haven’t been, you don’t want to keep missing it anymore!

It is going to be an epic event! Join us this Friday from 10am to 3pm at the pedestrian walkway! We will see you there!!!


International House Atlanta Six Flags Trip

International House presents Atlanta Six Flags Trip on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.
Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre (120 ha) theme park located west of Atlanta, in unincorporated Cobb County. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas. As with the other Six Flags parks, Six Flags Over Georgia hosts characters from the Warner Bros. animation library, notably the Looney Tunes characters and Justice League from DC Comics and now “the face of Six Flags”, Mr. Six. Six Flags Over Georgia, like most amusement parks, prides itself on its roller coaster collection. Goliath and Mind Bender routinely rank among the top steel roller coasters listed by Amusement Today magazine in its Golden Ticket Awards. The collection expands in 2011 with the announcement of Dare Devil Dive, a Euro-Fighter roller coaster from German designer Gerstlauer. Aside from the roller coasters, Six Flags Over Georgia maintains a large number of other rides and attractions. Two attractions of note are Acrophobia, installed in 2001 as the world’s first “floorless” freefall tower ride, and the Riverview Carousel, one of only three remaining five-abreast carousels known to exist and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.
Come with International House as a group and have fun at Six Flags with your families and friends. You can have a better deal, and don’t need to worry about driving and parking. We will depart from the I-House upper level parking lot at 7:30am, and will back to UT around 10pm. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 for children (under 48”), and $5 for children under 2. The cost includes admission fee and transportation fee. Please sign up at the I-House front desk before 3pm, Thursday, April 12th. Tickets are limited and nonrefundable!


International House Knoxville Zoo Trip

International House presents Knoxville Zoo Trip on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Spring is coming. The weather becomes warmer and warmers. It is a great time to visit Knoxville Zoo. The mission of Knoxville Zoological Gardens is to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Through education, conservation, exhibition, research and recreation, the zoo will tell the stories of the animals, the plants and the people who make up the communities of the earth. The zoo will develop positive attitudes and actions about nature and about conservation as a local and global issue. There is so much to see, so much to ZOO! Knoxville Zoo offers great fun for everyone. Experience wildlife up close as you come face to face with more than 800 of the Earth’s most fascinating animals. Come with International House as a group and have a wonderful Saturday at Knoxville Zoo.
We will depart from the I-House upper level parking lot at 10am, and will back to UT around 3pm. The cost, including admission fee and transportation fee, is $20 for adults, $15 for children (2-12), and free for children under 2. Please sign up at the I-House front desk before 3pm, Thursday, March 29th. Tickets are nonrefundable!!!


Brazilian Culture Night

Maracanã Stadium and Cristo Redentor in Rio, Independence Park and international cuisine in São Paulo, and beautiful beaches and rainforest everywhere…this is just the start. Come join us at the International House for an evening of food, fun, and facts about one of the most beautiful places on earth. There will be a live musical performance by the band “Cafe Brasil”, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstration and Samba dance demonstrations and much more.

This event is being organized in collaboration with Portuguese program at UTK
and with the help of Brazilian exchange students

Tickets are on sale at I-House front desk and cost only $5 only. Make sure to buy your ticket in advance–it’s first come, first serve, and you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.


Brazilian Coffee House

International House presents Brazilian Coffee House: Brazilian Cooking Demonstration on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Do you want to know more about Brazilian cuisine? Come to our event. Native Brazilian students will teach how to make Brazilian cheese bread (pão de queijo) and a typical Brazilian sweets brigadeiro. We will serve Brazilian coffee at the event.
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Great Room @ I-House
Cost: FREE!!!


Brazilian Movie Night

To kick off the Brazil week at the International House, we are screening a Brazilian film entitled “Caramuru: A Invenção do Brasil”. It is a loose, comedic adaptation of the epic poem Caramuru, written in 1781 by Brazilian friar Santa Rita Durão. The film tells a story that Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks and his journey in exploring Brazil and a happy love triangle with two native Brazilian girls.

Come join us to learn something about the history and culture of Brazil through a relaxing and fun night!

This event is free for UT students, faculty, and staff. Snacks and soft beverages will also be provided.