This tour will take you to four different ISEP member campuses bordering The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Maryville College, East Tennessee State University, and University of North Carolina at Asheville.

ISEP Member Tour Schedule

The first official day of the tour is Sunday, October 22, 2017, and the last day of official activities is Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Date and Location Event
Sunday, October 22
Knoxville, Tenn. Optional 12 p.m. Excursion: Cades Cove, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Member Tour Orientation and Dinner
Monday, October 23
Knoxville, Tenn. University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Full Day on Campus
Tuesday, October 24
Knoxville, Tenn. Hotel Checkout and Bus to Maryville in the Morning
Maryville, Tenn. Maryville College - Full Day on Campus
Bus to Johnson City in the Evening
Johnson City, Tenn. Tour and Dinner: Johnson City Downtown
Wednesday, October 25
Johnson City, Tenn. Hotel Checkout
East Tennessee State University - Full Day on Campus
Local Site Tour: Gray Fossil Site and Museum
Bus to Asheville in the Evening
Thursday, October 26
Asheville, N.C. University of North Carolina at Asheville- Full Day on Campus
Friday, October 27
Asheville, N.C. Open to Stay and Enjoy Asheville

Travel Information

Participants are responsible for booking their flight to Knoxville, Tenn. and transportation following the end of the tour in Asheville, N.C.

Flights to the Tour

Below are suggested flight times and costs for non-stop flights from DCA Washington, D.C. to TYS Knoxville, Tenn. with American Airlines.

  • Saturday, October 21: 7:25 a.m. – 9:03 a.m. *US$216 Non-Stop Flight (Only Saturday Flight to Knoxville)

  • Sunday, October 22: 7:25 a.m. – 9:03 a.m. *US$216 Non-Stop Flight

  • Sunday, October 22: 11:50 a.m. - 1:32 p.m. *US$216 Non-Stop Flight

*Prices as of August 23, 2017

Flights Following the Tour

  • AVL Asheville Regional Airport: As a small regional airport flights are more expensive. To use this airport, it is recommended that you consider booking the ticket with an intended connection back to your destination in another country, or looking at a one-way ticket to a connecting airport.

  • CLT Charlotte Douglas International Airport: Located two hours away from Asheville by car, there are cheaper prices than flying from Asheville. Participants can look into sharing transportation together to reach this airport. Charlotte is an American Airlines hub, and provides more international flights. For scheduled transport to Charlotte from Asheville you can make a reservation on a shuttle bus for US$85.

Hotel Information

Participants are responsible for booking their hotels for each night of the Member Tour. Please reserve your rooms at the following hotels:

*The special ISEP Member Tour rate for the Four Points in Asheville can be reserved here.

Register to Participate in Tour!

Space is limited, and tour registration will close on September 15, 2017.