Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Salsa and Soul Food (2012) Salsa and Soul Food (2012)
  • The Inaugural Multicultural Histories and Legacies of London Experience (2003) The Inaugural Multicultural Histories and Legacies of London Experience (2003)
  • Volunteering in Chicago as part of Wicked Weekend (2007) Volunteering in Chicago as part of Wicked Weekend (2007)

History

MUNDO was founded in 1997 by Shawn Baratz, Kathlene Mullens, Jamie Lodermeier (Fay), and Julius Mayo.

  • The first MUNDO experience was to NYC in 1997 to view and discuss the dramatic musical RENT as part of a quarter-long study of AIDS/HIV prevention as well as resources for those living with the illness.
  • After various domestic experiences, the first international MUNDO experience was to Toronto, Canada in 1999 to learn more about hunger and homelessness in other areas of North America. 
  • Beginning in 2003, MUNDO began traveling to London, England (and other  European cities) as part of semester-long course and international service-learning experience designed to take a closer look at the roles and responsibilities of global citizenship. 
  • Also in 2003, The Collaboration Experience (TCE) was created as a way for participants in MUNDO, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Afrikan American Learning Community to work together to create unique academic and social learning experiences.
  • In addition to the  A Meal and Some MUNDO (local tours), and the New York and London Experiences, the Puerto Rico experience (begun in 2012) has become one of the most popular MUNDO learning opportunities. 
  • MUNDO has received several awards and distinctions including an Outstanding Student Organization Award and an Ohio State University Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award.

 

Flashback: MUNDO Puerto Rico Experience 2012