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About Us


The mission of the International House is to educate, engage, and support all students to help them participate as members of a global, culturally diverse society.


With the help of a committed staff, the International House seeks to achieve our mission by:

  • Supporting international student transition to the University of Tennessee and Knoxville communities through programs designed to create a “home away from home;”
  • Creating an open and positive environment for all students to relax, study, and learn together;
  • Offering practical training and resources to increase individual knowledge of a specific culture, language, etc.;
  • Developing cultural events that highlight international cultures and the traditions, customs, rituals, food, etc., that are a significant representation of that culture;
  • Providing high-quality facilities and event support to members of the campus community; and
  • Presenting programs that educate individuals about current international events and issues.