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Welcome Exchange Students!

Congratulations on your decision to study abroad at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT). We at the Programs Abroad Office (PAO) would like to take this opportunity to welcome you! We are very excited that you have chosen our university for your American experience. We are looking forward to meeting you very soon.

Chapter 1: Contacts

(topics: PAO Staff Contact Information, Useful Websites, Emergency Contact Information)

Chapter 2: Types of Exchanges

Chapter 3: Preparation for Arrival

(topics: visas, SEVIS fee, arrival date,getting to Knoxville, weather and packing)

Chapter 4: Arrival

(topics: housing check-in, PAO check-in)

Chapter 5: Getting Settled/Getting Around

(topics: about UT and Knoxville, housing, transportation, orientation, fees)

Chapter 6: Health

Chapter 7: Academics

(topics: academic calendar, transcripts, English Placement Exam (EPE), number of credits, textbooks, classes)

Chapter 8: Campus Support and Services

Chapter 9: Other Important Information

(topics: exchange locations, staying in touch, sports, alcohol policy, sales tax, Smoky Mountains, traveling, working, obtaining a degree from UT)

Chapter 10: Checklist

Chapter 11: Exchange Benefits

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