Canadian Mennonite University Announces Changes for the Outtatown 2020-21 Program Year

CMU regrets to announce that the regular Outtatown program will not be running for the 2020-21 program year, due to the associated risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges this poses to a cohort-based, travel discipleship program. 

At this time, CMU is offering a modified three-month Canada-only program. This experience will run from mid-January to mid-April 2021, with the possibility of a six-week Guatemala trip added from mid-April through May. Outtatown is currently assessing student interest in this modified program, along with the ongoing travel and safety conditions necessary for this program to run.

For more information about the modified program visit the Outtatown 2021 – Modified Program Details page.

A full two-semester program is also being planned for the Fall of 2021. 

Message from the Outtatown Co-Directors:

“Our priority is the health and safety of our students, staff and the communities that we interact with throughout the program. Outtatown does not operate in a vacuum. In conversation with our various program partners and university community, it was determined that running a program in the fall would be unwise.

"While we are disappointed by this reality, care for our students and neighbours must take precedence. Our second priority is to provide the robust and high-quality program students have come to expect. We are optimistic for a modified Outtatown experience that we believe is every bit as adventurous and transformative as the full-year experience.”

– Renee Willms and Tim Cruickshank