The EWB-OSU International Project’s Team is committed to fostering authentic relationships with our international partners as we work with them to develop sustainable solutions for community-driven projects. Once connected with a community, their self-identified needs become our problem statement which is carefully crafted through direct discussion, various forms of surveying, and cultural knowledge-building. Each of our projects follow a detailed process that takes several years of dedicated effort from our members to complete. This process integrates the unique strengths of our community partners while juggling the equally unique challenges that come with each problem. A sustainable solution requires not only a physical result but community capacity building that prepares stakeholders to both maintain the project and use their new skills & knowledge to continue development in their community.