Engineering

Engineering Abroad

Engineering Abroad Program Year-Long Program

The Cabrillo College Engineering Abroad Program began in 2013 and is one of the few engineering abroad programs in the country that serves community college students. It has engaged a total of 100+ students in interdisciplinary engineering teams on service-learning projects in Central America.

Engineering Abroad Program is a full year program with a fall semester ENGR 98A Global Engineering preparatory course; followed by a January two-week abroad experience (ENGR 98B Engineering Abroad) including home stays, engineering service-learning project, and cultural exploration; and culminating in spring semester weekly meetings.

The ENGR 98A fall course comprises of preparation for the abroad experience including community building, cultural awareness, abroad health and safety, and preliminary project design and the spring meetings include student reflections and presentations to professional engineering organizations, resulting in summer internships.

The Engineering Abroad application process occurs in the spring semester prior to the abroad year. The selection committee is seeking a diverse group of students with a balance of gender, ethnicity, language skills, building skills, and other skills to create a complete engineering team.

Applicants are accepted regardless of the financial means. Funding is provided through delegates contributions, donations, Gilman scholarships, Cabrillo ASCC, and, previously, by an NSF EAGER Grant. The abroad delegates work together as a team to raise the necessary funds.

The application information is posted in the "Engineering Students" canvas page announcements when the application process begins.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be registered as an engineering major at Cabrillo College.

  • Applicants must be a full-time student advancing in your required transfer coursework.

  • Applicants must have completed ENGR 5 and possibly ENGR 25 (if it is required for your major)

  • Applicants must have completed at least 30 units of lower division engineering major core courses

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in overall as well as in the major core courses.·

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or an international student with an embassy/consulate/interest section of your country in the abroad country

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Check out the July/August 2022 Engineering Costa Rica Abroad Experience Video!
Check out the January 2020 Engineering Costa Rica Abroad Experience Video!
Check out the January 2015 Engineering Guatemalan Abroad Experience Video!
Providencia de Dota, Costa Rica; January 2023
Projects: To Be Determined

Delegates' Photos & Bios

ENGR 98A/B Course Outline

Providencia de Dota, Costa Rica; July-August 2022
Projects: Sustainable Coffee Production Facilities and Supporting Infrastructure

Delegates' Photos & Bios

ENGR 98A/B Course Outline

July/August 2022 Abroad Experience Schedule

Blog

Student Reflections

Group Presentation

Providencia de Dota, Costa Rica; January 2020
Projects: Sustainable Bioengineering and System Engineering Projects

Delegates Bios and Photos

ENGR 98A/B Course Outline

January 2020 Abroad Experience Schedule

Blog (Jan 2020)

Student Reflections

Presentations (Individual)

Group Presentation

HACU Presentation
January 2020 Abroad Experience Video!

Vuelta Grande, Guatemala; January 2016
Projects: Water System, Soccer Field, & Computer Classroom Projects

Delegates' Photos & Bios

ENGR 198 Syllabus

Fall 2015 Preparatory Meetings Schedule

January 2016 Guatemala Experience Schedule

Blog (Jan 2016)

Spring 2016 Culmination Meeting Schedule

Student Reflections

Presentations (Individual)

Presentation (Grp/15 m)

Presentation (Grp/30 m)

Providencia de Dota, Costa Rica; January 2023
Projects: TBD

Delegates' Photos & Bios

ENGR 98A/B Course Outline

January 2023 Abroad Experience Schedule

Blog

Student Reflections

Group Presentation