Water systems, sanitation and other community-based engineering projects are vital components of the 5 year plans Bridges to Community builds with the rural communities we work with. Bridges is proud to partner with US National Chapters of Engineers Without Borders on several projects as well as other university and engineering professionals. The City College of New York EWB Chapter is currently researching and constructing a community water system in Northern Nicaragua. These types of groups and projects are a vital part of Bridges to Communities community development efforts. University of Virginia’s Engineering department has been sending engineering students to Nicaragua with Bridges since 2011. They have researched, designed and constructed a variety of projects benefiting the communities Bridges works in.

These projects need engineering skills, but often have cross-technical needs from fields such as public health and international development to help meet the basic human needs of these hugely under-resourced communities. If you are looking to use your engineering skills in a developing country call us today! Contact Rusty Pedersen, Vice President of Volunteer Services at 914-923-2200 or e-mail Rusty at: to discuss your opportunities with Bridges to Community.

Check Out Past Trips

UVA Engineers May 16 – June 2

Since 2011 and every year since, engineering students from the University of Virginia have been traveling to our site in Siuna, Nicaragua to work on a much needed development projects.   If you are engineering undergrad and want some real world design and work experience, join them this May.  For availability and information on flights contact […]

Group TypeEngineering
DestinationSiuna, Nicaragua
Start Date05/16/2017
End Date06/02/2017
Max Group Size10
Cost$1,500.00 plus airfare
CoordinatorMathew Anderson