Carpe Mundi is a non-profit organization that provides low-income, first-generation Portland college students with a year-long mentorship and scholarship program that includes an experiential education study abroad program.
3 Phases of transformation:
1. Preparation and financial aid
Mentorship and academic support
Learn about travel logistics, deepen your understanding of the country you are going to, get to know your cohort members and apply for financial aid to cover your expenses.
2. International experience
2 or 3 months experiential learning
Live with the locals, learn another language, serve the community, develop leadership and get to know more about yourself while traveling through our partner Carpe Diem Education.
3. Returning home and integration
Earn credits and reflect on the journey
Return home, finish PSU coursework and integrate your international experience by engaging with the Portland community via internships and volunteer projects.
Carpe Mundi staff provide a holistic support network to students before and after travel: navigating academic and travel logistics, applying for scholarships, learning academic success tactics and feeling emotionally supported.
each year each of our students receives:
of one-on-one mentorship before/after travel
106 to 170 hours
of group mentorship and meetings before/after travel
of personalized writing and editing support while completing PSU coursework