Monday, January 15, 2018

Maryville College Cultural Ambassadors

There is no doubt that you will be kept busy while attending Maryville College. Through the cultural ambassador programming and possibly joining GCO, you will have a lot of exposure to activities. Sometimes you will want to be able to do fun activities with friends that you may not have to plan. And that’s where CIE comes in!
A group of MC international students at the Blue plate concert in Knoxville
A group of students at the Blue Plate Concert in Knoxville. 

The CIE plans fun activities for all students – ESL students, international students and U.S. students.
On the one hand, we offer events for you to learn about the USA. On the other, we have supported students in their efforts to set up international dance parties on campus and to coordinate fashion shows in order to teach us all about their cultures. These events are fun and allow you to teach friends about where you come from.

Other times, we offer the opportunity to learn about local Tennessee culture specifically!  We explore the Great Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. I-House has also taken students hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some years there have been weekend trips to Nashville, Atlanta or other cities. These events are organized by I-House and students can sign up for a reasonable fee.

If there are any activities that you and your friends are interested in, you can tell the staff at I-House. Whether the idea is for an on-campus program or off-campus excursion, we can work together to see if the activity is a good fit for I-House programming. If it is a good fit, we can work together to plan the event for students to enjoy.