Opportunities in Pittsburgh-Global Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Opportunities in Pittsburgh

Raise your awareness of global issues without leaving Pittsburgh through involvement in a wide variety of projects ranging from building homes to teaching children to formulating policies and promoting human rights. Is there a community organization you would like to see listed on the Global Education website? Please send the name, website address and description to lpremo@andrew.cmu.edu to add it to this website.

Carnegie Mellon

Global Studies House

Global Studies House is a special living-learning community for incoming first-year students dedicated to developing global perspectives. Programming in the house will engage residents in experiences and dialogue with the goal of fostering a global community consciousness. Students interested in belonging to this community are not expected to have extensive knowledge or experience with global issues; however, a genuine interest in engaging international perspectives, enriching cultural experiences and empowering community action is essential.

IMPAQT (Initiating Meaningful Pittsburgh and Qatar Ties)

IMPAQT develops strategies and initiatives to enhance student life and the student experience through our relationship with, and traveling to, our sister campus in Qatar.

For information on how to become involved, please visit the Student Affairs Office of the Dean Web site.


Amnesty International
Amnesty International is an organization dedicated to promoting human rights worldwide. Our goal is to educate our members and the entire campus community on human rights abuses taking place in our world. We have many events and campaigns to accomplish this goal.

Brother's Brother Foundation
The mission of Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) is to promote international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources. All BBF programs are designed to fulfill its mission by connecting people’s resources with people’s needs.

Citizens for Global Solutions
Citizens for Global Solutions is a membership organization working to build political will in the United States by educating Americans about our global interdependence, communicating global concerns to public officials, and developing proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations.

Global Links
Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in developing countries.
We have had individual work volunteers as well as groups/clubs volunteer with us from CMU for many, many years. We have community service award jobs for CMU students too. Any interested student, staff, or faculty can find out more about us by attending a tour.
Current volunteer information is posted on the Global Links website.

The GlobalPittsburgh initiative was developed in 2001 by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors (PCIV), The Allegheny County Airport Authority and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. It became an independent not-for-profit organization in August 2009 by assimilating the programs and functions of the PCIV, which was renamed GlobalPittsburgh.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The mission of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is to promote, on a non-partisan basis, understanding of important international issues, throughout the community and with a special focus on the region's secondary schools.