International House


American Culture Experiences

The American Culture Experience is a semester long series of trips and experiences that introduce international and American students to aspects of East Tennessee culture and opportunities to visit local areas of interest.  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!

American and international students are welcome to sign up for trips in person at the International House front desk during normal opening hours.  Only cash or check is currently accepted for ticket payment.

Upcoming American Culture Experiences

Date Event Time Cost Signup Opens
Sept 2 Lost Sea Adventure (Cave) 8 am-3 pm $20 Aug 14
Sept 9 Football Tailgate TBA Free Aug 24
Sept 15 Tennessee Valley Fair  5 pm- 9:30 pm $10 Aug 28
Sept 24 Tanger Outlets 9 am-4 pm $5 Sept 5
Oct 15 Andrew Johnson House 9:30 am- 5 pm $5 Sept 25
Oct 20 Beardsley Farm 12:45 pm – 4:30pm Free Oct 2
Oct 27 Halloween Party TBA Free N/A
Oct 28 Chattanooga Aquarium & Downtown 8 am- 7 pm $20 Oct 2
Nov 5 Smoky Mountain Hike 9 am- 5 pm $5 Oct 16
Nov 20 Thanksgiving Dinner 6 pm- 7:30 pm Free Nov 6

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