Service Learning in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Amigos de Jesus Orphanage Project in Poses Verdes, Honduras

Service Learning in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has a long-standing relationship with an orphanage for boys, Amigos de Jesus, in Honduras. For over ten years, civil engineering students have travelled to the orphanage over spring break to improve the facility. The trips enable our students to combine their technical skills with their call to help others. The students incorporate all aspects of a service learning experience (preparation, service, reflection, and celebration) into their trip. For more information about this service learning experience visit our website and blog


CEE 4611 - Civil Engineering Service Learning

Course Objectives

•  Participate in a service activity related to Civil Engineering.
•  Develop an understanding of another culture.
•  Effectively communicate, in written and verbal form, the outcomes of the service experience.

A Philosophy of Service

Dr. David Dinehart discusses how the values of Villanova University blend with the profession of Civil Engineering.