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American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experience events introduce students to East Tennessee and provide opportunities to visit local areas of interest. Past experiences have included hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, visiting the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, going to Six Flags amusement park, shopping at local outlet malls, visiting a local dairy, and many more!

All students are all welcome to join these activities. There is no fee to attend, but sometimes it is necessary for us to require a refundable deposit so we can arrange adequate transportation and order the appropriate number of tickets.

Fall 2022 American Cultural Experience Events

Details will be announced here as each event approaches, and we will also share information on our social media outlets. Please email us at with any questions.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022: International House Night at UT Soccer (Meeting at International House lobby by 5:30 for shuttle to game; kickoff at 6:30 pm)
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022: Trip to Museum of Appalachia
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022: Hiking Trip to Smoky Mountains
  • Saturday, November 11, 2022: Tailgate watch party for UT Football
  • Monday, November 21, 2022: Thanksgiving Dinner with Knoxville Rotary Club
  • Friday, December 2, 2022: American Food Cooking Class (Postponed until January. Stay tuned for the new date!)