New Members FAQ

  • How can I get more involved?

The best way to get involved with EWB-OSU is to attend one of the two (or both!) project meetings. The Nicaragua Team currently meets in BAT 150 on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and the New Project Team meets in BAT 150 on Tuesdays at 7:00pm (as of Fall 2015).

During project meetings, members work on specifics such as authoring technical reports for upcoming trips, discussing design and implementation ideas, and writing grants to fund our projects.

It can feel like a lot of stuff to know in the beginning, but showing up is the first step in becoming more involved. E-mail the coordinators if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say you’ll be at the next meeting! Newprogram@ewb-osu.org and Nicaragua@ewb-osu.org

  • How can I travel?

By getting more involved! Travel selection begins with an application that asks about applicants’ experiences here at EWB-OSU and any contributions to the project that he/she has made. In addition to project knowledge, questions also ask about any previous international experiences.

Everyone is encouraged to apply! First-year students traveling (either freshmen or first year in the club) are welcomed! These projects work when new members are as excited about the projects as old members and can continue our chapter’s 10+ years of work.

  • Do I have to pay to travel?

The EWB-OSU chapter works hard at grant writing and fundraising so student costs to travel are minimal. Costs to travel include pre-trip expenses (i.e. passport and vaccinations), in-country expenses (i.e. food), and a traveler contribution that varies between the two projects. The contribution is a $200 flat rate and then a 10% of the air plane costs (the rest of which the chapter covers). Questions about traveling costs can be brought to the board (meetings are Mondays at 6:00pm in the MU).