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  • Locations: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala; Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Terms: Spring Break, Summer, Summer II
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 12/13/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2020 02/28/2020
Rolling Admission 05/11/2020 05/21/2020
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Service/Immersion Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: No
Field of study: Engineering Program Advisor: Malcolm Daniels
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Engineers in Technical, Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-Learning (ETHOS): Central or South America

About the Program

ETHOS is founded on the belief that engineers are more apt and capable to serve our world more appropriately when they have experienced opportunities that increase their understanding of technology's global linkage with values, culture, society, politics, and economy.

ETHOS seeks to provide experiential learning through service-learning internships, student organization activities, collaborative research and hands-on classroom projects that support the development of appropriate technologies for the developing world, locally and globally. Such experiences expose students to alternative, non-traditional technologies that are based on fundamental science and engineering principles, but have tangible and immediate impacts on improving the lives of those who use them. ETHOS maintains as its educational objective to challenge students to think creatively and independently, to work as a team and communicate effectively, and address issues of appropriate technology, environmental ethics, social responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Such exposure, both inside and outside the classroom, allows students to recognize the far-reaching effects, positive and negative, of engineering and technology and thus the responsibilities of being an engineer in our ever-increasing global society.

The ETHOS 10-Day International Breakout trip will offer travel to Guatemala or Ecuador. Activities will include learning about social and political issues, experiencing the culture through authentic interactions, exploring appropriate technology, renewable energies, etc. Faculty advisors, alumni, and/or graduate assistants will be leading the Breakouts. The 10-day Breakouts are a great opportunity for students to gain a taste of an ETHOS International immersion.

Center Director
Malcolm Daniels Ph.D.

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. This program is open to engineering students.

Cost and Refund Policy
Students are responsible for $950 of the program costs. ETHOS covers remaining costs.