MUNDO May Experience 2024

        

The MUNDO Toronto Experience 2024

Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Creating Space, Defining Place, and Making Connections 

May 6-13, 2024

Overview:

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of MUNDO’s first international educational road trip, this eight-day, interactive experience is designed to provide participants with a unique road trip opportunity that will allow them to explore who they are at home and abroad, learn about the multicultural histories and legacies of one of Canada’s most diverse and multicultural urban communities, and to engage in active development of strategies that promote positive change at home and abroad.   

  • Departure for Toronto, Ontario (Canada):
    • The group will depart for Toronto on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 8:30 AM (after bus pick-ups from the Ohio Union 
  • Return from Toronto:
    • The group will depart Toronto at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 13, 2024, and return to campus by 6 PM.

Active participants in the MUNDO Toronto May Experience 2024 will  be able to:

  • Identify strategies for working collaboratively with others to achieve a common purpose related to service (MOVING THROUGH) 
  • Will discuss the benefits and challenges of identifying, exploring, and examining a diversity of ideas, viewpoints, and values for life. (MOVING OUT) 

This year’s experience will include roundtrip transportation to Toronto, accommodations and breakfasts at the University of Toronto, a subway pass for two exploration days in Toronto, a ticket to a local Arts event, multicultural tours of Toronto and surrounding areas, group exploration time, and nontraditional discovery opportunities focused on exploring the challenges and opportunities related exploring ways to “create space, define place, and make connections.”

Information Sessions (Start Here.)

To provide interested participants with information on the MUNDO Toronto Experience 2024, two OPTIONAL information sessions will occur:

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM (Barbie Tootle Room – Ohio Union)

Participation Requirements (Next Steps.)

Application

Participants will next need to complete the Toronto Experience application by Wednesday, January 31, 2024

  • The Toronto Experience 2024 Application should be submitted online. 
  • Selection to the program will be based on active status with MUNDO, PASS/BOLD, an Involved Living Organization, and the completion of essay questions focused on what participants plan to contribute to the experience as well as get out it in terms of service, learning, and leadership skill and knowledge development.

Selection

  • Participants selected to participate in the Toronto Experience will be notified by Monday, February 5, 2024

Costs and Payments:

  • The cost for participation in the Toronto Experience:
    • $550 for Active MUNDO, PASS/BOLD, and Involved Living Organization Members 
    • $895 for Non-Active MUNDO, PASS/BOLD, and Involved Living Organization Members
    • $1800 for Second-Year Transformational Experience Program Fellowship recipients
    • A Passport and Visa is required for all non-Canadian Nationals or Permanent Citizens 
  • The Payment Breakdown for the Toronto Experience:
    • Submit a non-refundable $200 deposit (ACTIVE Members); and a $375 deposit (Non-Active Members) by Monday, February 12, 2024
    • Submit a non-refundable $175 first payment (ACTIVE Members) and; a $260 first payment (Non-Active members); Eligible STEP participants (from cohorts prior to Autumn 2023) confirmation of approval for Fellowship funding by Monday, February 26, 2024.
    • Submit a $175 final payment (ACTIVE Members) and; a $260 final payment (Non Active Members) by Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    • STEP Participants (from cohorts beginning in Autumn 2023 or later) using Fellowship funding must submit a confirmation of their approval for funding by Friday, March 22, 2024 

Pre-Departure Meeting

  • Attend the Pre-Departure Meeting at 8:00 PM on Monday, April 15, 2024 in the Barbie Tootle Room (Ohio Union) 
  • Complete the 2023-2o24 MUNDO Toronto Experience Travel Waiver
  • Enjoy the MUNDO Toronto Experience Playlist 2024- Coming Soon

Travel and OnSite Resources (Serve, Learn, Lead in Toronto!)

Participant Itinerary and Resource Packet (Subject to change):

  • Coming Soon 

ResRules! Resources –

In recognition of the 25+ years of the Toronto NYC experience, we are taking the experience back to its vintage roots (when the group was still called “ResRules!”)  by providing participants with opportunities for small group discussion and reflection in unique and creative ways! 

Transportation Information:

OnSite Resources:

  • Coming Soon

Toronto MUNDO ACTION TEAM Recommendations 2024:

  • Coming Soon 

Emergency Contact Information:

  • Julius Mayo
  • Frida Gillespie
  • Kieran Duhl 
  • Raven Ho

University of Toronto

  • Coming Soon 

In the event of an emergency, call 911 (in Canada or the United States) or go to the nearest emergency department.