Welcome to the Center for International Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As the flagship public university in the state of Tennessee, UT is home to 27,000 students, 1,400 instructional faculty, and some 8,400 additional staff members. Reporting directly to the Office of the Provost, the principal role of CIE is to lead, coordinate, and support the university’s strategies for global education, research, and engagement. Responsibilities include: developing and managing international partnerships, welcoming and assisting international students and scholars, providing study abroad opportunities for our students, and creating international and inter-cultural programming for the campus and broader community.
With a staff numbering more than thirty-five individuals, CIE is organized into seven major units: Confucius Institute, English Language Institute, International House, International Students and Scholar Services, Office of International Partnerships and Exchanges, Office of the Peace Corps, and Programs Abroad Office. With approximately 1,200 international students from over 100 different countries, some 500 international scholars, and over 1,000 UT students studying abroad every year, the CIE is a linchpin in the university’s globalization agenda.