The Great Smoky Mountains Institute is located in the National Park just 20 miles from Maryville College. The program focuses on environmental education and on the natural and cultural history of the area. A variety of opportunities at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute are available to Maryville College students. The Institute offers programs for college credit. Internships, practicum experiences, and postgraduate work opportunities are also available. Interns and staff members work principally as instructors for the wide variety of groups that visit the Institute. Further information is available from the Institute Director.

The Great Smokies Experience is a one-of-a-kind, credit-bearing, college class experience for high school students entering their junior and senior years.  Get more information →