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ETHOS Domestic Immersions

We plan to offer in-person ETHOS Domestic immersion opportunities this spring, 2021. If you are interested in learning more about in-person opportunities or remote ETHOS immersion opportunities, please email

The ETHOS Domestic Immersions provide students with an opportunity to use their skills for humanitarian purposes by making a difference in the lives of the people and environment within the United States.


  • Dates: Domestic Immersions are offered fall, spring and summer semesters.
  • Locations: Current locations available are Blue Rock Station, Philo, Ohio; Big Laurel Learning Center, Kermit, WV; Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR; Burn Design Lab, Vashon, WA; Rich Earth Institute, Brattleboro, VT. Click here to read more about our current opportunities. 
  • Housing: Arranged by host near area of work.
  • Cost: The ETHOS Center covers housing, food and transportation.
  • Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are eligible to participate.
  • Projects: Range from solar cook stoves, alternative building techniques, sustainable living, clean water systems and environmental stability.


Fall 2020

  • Aug. 29-30: travel to sites
  • Aug. 31-Dec. 18: work with partners
  • Dec. 18-19: travel home

Spring 2021

  • January 11-12: travel to sites
  • January 13-May 5: work with partners
  • May 6-7: travel home

Apply now for Spring 2021 immersion opportunities!

Questions? Stop by: The ETHOS Center in KL 101 or email: 

To Complete Your Application: 

  1. Complete and submit this form
  2. Email your resume to

The ETHOS Center, Dr. Malcolm Daniels, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0212