International Student and Scholar Services

Center for International Education

International Student 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” lure visitors with green space, nearby lakes, and vistas of 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 Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2017-2018

International Student Handbook: Individual Sections

Pre-Arrival Information:

Chapter 1 – Pre-arrival Information

  • Visa Stamp and Entering the U.S.
  • Visa Application Step-by-Step
  • Housing
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Immigration Information



Chapter 2 – Travelling

  • At the Port of Entry
  • Getting to Knoxville, Tennessee
  • From McGhee Tyson (TYS) Airport


Check-in and Orientation:

Chapter 3 – Check-in and Orientation

  • Check-in
  • File Opening
  • New International Student Orientation
  • Other Important Events Following Your Arrival


Post-Arrival Information:

Chapter 4 – Post-arrival Information

  • Health Insurance
  • Resources


Campus Life:

Chapter 5 – Campus Life

  • Campus Activities
  • Facilities on Campus
  • Transportation


Daily Life:

Chapter 6 – Daily Life and Final Notes

  • Stay Safe
  • Money and Banking
  • Driving
  • Shopping
  • Traveling Outside the U.S.
  • Final Notes

Glossary of Terms:

Glossary of Terms

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