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American Cultural Experiences

The American Culture Experience is a semester-long series of trips and events that introduces students to East Tennessee culture as well as 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 the local outlet malls, visiting a local dairy, and many more!

Domestic and international students are all welcome to sign up for trips. Please see below to register for our current ACE event.

Fall 2021 American Cultural Experience Trips

Below is the schedule for the Fall 2021 ACE Trips! Please email Morgan at with any questions.

Saturday, September 11, 2021: Football Game Tailgate

  • 10am-12pm, International House Great Room

Sunday, September 26, 2021: Smoky Mountain Hiking

  • 8am-2pm, Meet at International House

Friday, October 22, 2021: Corn Maze Trip 

  • 4pm-7:30pm, Meet at International House

Friday, October 29, 2021: Halloween Party 

  • 6pm-9pm, International House

Saturday, November 6, 2021: Dollywood Trip 

  • Time TBA, Meet at International House

Monday, November 22, 2021: Thanksgiving Dinner 

  • 6pm-7:30pm, International House Great Room