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The UVa-Guatemala Initiative is a dynamic program dedicated to the development of mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships between UVa and the people and communities of Guatemala.  The program offers multiple, diverse opportunities for research, service, language-immersion, and collaborative work with institutional and community partners in Guatemala.  

Formed in 2007, the UVa-GI offers opportunities for UVa faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and residents to work and learn within Guatemala.  All programs are designed and developed to promote interdisciplinary and sustainable collaboration at all levels.