International Student and Scholar Services

Center for International Education

International Scholar Handbook

The Center for International Education (CIE) is happy to welcome you to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

UT Knoxville buzzes with energy, ideas, and optimism. Great professors, scholars and students from throughout the world live and work in a friendly, safe campus community located in scenic East Tennessee. The campus and its signature “Hill” lire visitors with green space, nearby lakes, and vistas pf the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The information provided in this handbook should help you throughout your stay in Knoxville. The International Student & Scholar Services staff is always available to assist you if you have any questions or concerns.

Full International Scholar Handbook

International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

International Scholar Handbook: Individual Sections

Pre-Arrival Information:

Chapter 1 – Pre-Arrival Information – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Immigration Regulations
  • Health Insurance
  • Bringing Dependants
  • Traveling


Knoxville, Tn Information:

Chapter 2 – Knoxville, TN Information – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

Post-Arrival Information:

Chapter 3 – Post-Arrival Information – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Check-in & Scholar Orientation
  • Housing
  • Resources


Maintaining J-1 Scholar Status:

Chapter 4 – Maintaining J-1 Scholar Status – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Traveling Outside the U.S.


Campus Life:

Chapter 5 – Campus Life – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Campus Life
  • Campus Activities
  • Facilities on Campus


Daily Life:

Chapter 6 – Daily Life – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Social Security Number
  • Tax Information
  • Transportation
  • Driving
  • Money and Banking
  • Health and Safety
  • Day Care and Schools
  • Shopping


Useful Information:

Chapter 7 – Useful Information – International Scholar Handbook 2014-2015

  • Useful Websites
  • Links to forms

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