Make an impact. Broaden horizons. Open eyes.

Carnegie Mellon students are global citizens, engaging new people and experiences, building cross-cultural fluency and helping others.


Community service

Global Shelters

Raise awareness about refugees around the world and engage students in improving the well-being of people in crisis.

Snapchat: GlobalShelters

Helping Hands

To give members the opportunity to reach out and do something worthwhile, achieve a sense of fulfillment and a see first-hand how little things may mean a lot to others.

Language Bridges

To serve the community by teaching English and computer skills to low-income service workers in Qatar.

Twitter: @languagebridges

The Big Movement

To spread awareness among the EC community of the importance of compassion, kindness and community service.

Twitter: @_TheBigMovement

Biological Sciences club play

The Biological Sciences club brings together students from different classes and majors to direct, produce, write, act and serve as crew members for the Bio Sci play. The play is a way to raise money for countries in need.


Service travel

Service Learning Trips

Students have many opportunities to travel abroad on chaperoned service learning trips. During these 1-2 week immersive projects, students travel to a new country, engage with the local culture through their service project and explore the country. Students are selected through an application process.

The service learning trip for May 2016 took place in Romania, where 13 students took on dual projects of tending fields and participating in activities with school children.

Tartans Without Borders

Tartans Without Borders provides students an opportunity to create their own service trip. Student leaders select their team, plan projects, organize pre-trip orientation sessions and lead the group throughout the experience.

In May 2016, eight students travelled to Sri Lanka for 15 days to work at an orphanage for disabled children, and then paint a temple on the school grounds.