International House

American Culture Experiences

The American Culture Experience is a semester long series of trips and experiences that introduce international students to aspects of American culture and opportunities to visit local areas of interest.  U.S. students are welcome to attend as well.  Past experiences include hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visiting CNN and Coca-Cola in Atlanta, attending the Tennessee Valley Fair and Livestock Show, going to Six Flags amusement park, shopping at the local outlet malls in Pigeon Forge, visiting a local dairy, and attending a college football tailgate party and game!

Upcoming American Culture Experiences


4th of July BBQ – RSVP HERE Monday, July 4 1pm-3pm I-House
Tanger Outlet Mall Trip Saturday, July 16 9am-5pm Sevierville, TN
Watch Party: Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday, August 5 3pm-9pm I-House
ETSU Soccer Game Sunday, August 28 5:30pm-9pm I-House
Tailgate Thursday, Sept 1 3pm-6pm I-House
World Showcase: Cooking Demo Tuesday, Sept 13 6pm-7:30pm I-House
World Showcase: Culture Night Wednesday, Sept 14 6pm-7:30pm I-House
TN Valley Fair & Rodeo Friday, Sept 16 5pm-10pm I-House
Jump Jam Tuesday, Sept 21 4:30pm-7:30pm I-House
International Festival Friday, Sept 30 10am-2pm I-House
Overnight Camping Trip Saturday, Oct 1 12pm-12pm I-House
Community Service: Boo at the Zoo Friday, Oct 14 TBD I-House
China World Showcase: Cooking Demo Tuesday, Oct 18 6pm-7:30pm I-House
China World Showcase: Culture Night Wednesday, Oct 19 6pm-7:30pm I-House
Asheville, NC Daytrip Saturday, Oct 22 9am-9pm I-House
Halloween Dance Party Friday, Oct 28 10pm-1am I-House
Smoky Mountain Hiking Sunday, Nov 6 9am-5pm I-House
Russia Cooking Demo Tuesday, Nov 8 6pm-7:30pm I-House
Russian Culture Night Wednesday, Nov 9 6pm-7:30pm I-House
Tanger Outlets Mall Sunday, Nov 13 9am-5pm I-House
Thanksgiving Dinner Monday, Nov 21 6pm-7:30pm I-House

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