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Twenty students from Argentina are exploring life at UT during their country’s summer vacation through a program sponsored by the United States–Argentina Fulbright Commission in Buenos Aires.

The visiting students are hosting two free events Wednesday, January 31, and the campus community is invited to attend.

The first event is an Argentina Coffeehouse from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Hodges Library Mary Greer Room, and the second is an Argentina Culture Presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the International House.

The weekly coffeehouse is open for American and international students, staff, and scholars to come together and enjoy coffee and snacks while learning more about different countries. The food provided each week highlights that week’s featured country.

The Argentinian group arrived on January 5 and will be on campus through February 24.

The students, who are in their last years as undergraduates at various universities in Argentina, are attending selected classes at UT related to their academic majors, participating in community service and leadership development activities, and exploring the Knoxville community during their time on campus. Earlier this month, the students visited the family homes of their UT undergraduate student hosts in Knoxville, Nashville, and Jefferson City.

The students were selected for the program through a highly competitive process and are among a group of 280 students participating in similar programs at 15 campuses in the United States.

The program is hosted through the Center for International Education’s Office of International Partnerships and Exchanges and the English Language Institute.

Questions may be directed to Jim Hamrick at or 974-3404.