International Service Project - Cambodia

Service Learning - Cambodia

College of Engineering students travel to Cambodia to support development efforts at the Caramanico School, built by Anne and Thomas Caramanico PE, CE ’71, MSCE ’83. This program focuses on the design and implementation of a model school for demonstrating best-practices in education and sustainability. 

Serivce Learning - Cambodia

Student Experiences

Engineering student Fernando Rabell ’13 CE was seeking to “change the scope” through which he viewed things when he decided to travel to Bang Lung, Cambodia. Together with his team, Fernando spent time in this remote village, which is home to the Caramanico School. There, the students immersed themselves in the culture, identified the area’s needs (among them, a preschool), and worked with the community to determine how they might make a difference. Fernando was inspired to follow up on this experience by making the village’s desired preschool the focus of his senior capstone project.

To Apply

Service trips to Cambodia typically take place during summer and winter breaks. Deadlines and an application form can be found here

Learn More

For more information or to help support international service projects, contact Director Jordan Ermilio at Jordan.Ermilio@Villanova.edu or 610-519-6859. You can also make a donation through the University website, designating your gift to “Engineering Service Learning.”