UTIA researchers and faculty are exploring opportunities and potential partnerships with collaborators in Guatemala. The Smith International Center holds the Milam Family Opportunity Endowment which provides funding for experiential international opportunities in Guatemala, for students and faculty to work on world challenges related to clean water, food resources, health and nutrition.
- Kem A’jachel
- Barbara Ford Center of Peace
- ICC- Private Institute for Climate Change Research
- Health Talents International
Milam Family Endowment
A generous donation from a local Knoxville family has allowed for continued in Guatemala. Their hope is that the funds are used to inspire the next generation of volunteers to be passionate about Guatemala and its people.
Each year two UTIA students are chosen through a competitive process to participate in an internship related to their major and professional interests in Guatemala. They work with one of the Smith Center’s local partners to conduct research and community outreach. Read about the Milam Scholars program.
Study Abroad Course
UTK Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Challenges in Guatemala is a course designed to engage students in all topics related to food, agriculture and natural resources in Guatemala. While the course is a semester-long spring course, they experience Guatemala first-hand during a Spring Break study abroad trip.