Experience Learning in your community and around the world

During your time at Case Western Reserve University, you will experience learning in your community in Cleveland and even across the world. Your opportunities at CWRU are truly boundless. 

In your community:

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) works to create an engaged campus by providing and supporting opportunities for community service and collective action while promoting civic awareness and leadership. CCEL offers a variety of programs and services to accommodate your interests and schedule, including one-time service events; programs that require a semester or academic year commitment; and educational trainings about community issues, responsible engagement and active citizenship.

You may even choose to take your service commitment to the next level as a Civic Engagement Scholar and spend time working with and studying local non-profit and community organizations. If you are passionate about engaging in community issues and social justice, this program is for you. 

You can start right away by participating in a CWRU in CLE: Serve & Explore trip during Discover Week.  Sign up for a trip through your Roadmap.

Around the world:

Case Western Reserve’s Office of Education Abroad works with students on bespoke study abroad experiences.  These can vary from long-term experiences that can span a semester or academic year, to short-term, faculty-led trips over a school break or the summer.  
Explore the possibilities through the online tool and start thinking about where you'd like to travel and your areas of focus while you're abroad.  You can begin the planning process by meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor or attending a drop-in advising session in the Office of Education Abroad.  About studying abroad and making the most of your CWRU experience, Sunniva Collins, associate dean of professional programs for the Case School of Engineering says:
“You are about to embark on a great adventure. Start to research where you might like to go for a study abroad experience! Visit your local library for books on the history, geography and culture of a country you are interested in knowing more about. Brush up on your language skills with an app like DuoLingo or Babel. And definitely make sure that you have a passport and that it is up to date!”