Your 500px gallery shows you're into portraiture, how are you looking to grow your photography and in what direction ? Are you trying to move into more documentarian work vs portraiture ?
It's a different vein but have you thought about the Magnum workshops that take place during Contact ? Pricing is similar but it's in Toronto which may or may not work for you although it would force you to go beyond what you know about the city and the stories to be found there.
Fwiw, a colleague interned with MEM years ago and he considered it a very seminal period in his career. ymmv