Summer High School Programs in Europe

Video and Photos

-Paris
Its a lot easier to study when you're laying in a hammock with this view. -Swiss Alps
Having my name forever in the layers of the Lennon Wall is something I like to use as a 'fun fact' about myself. -Prague
Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
High School Summer Abroad!
High School Summer Abroad!
High School Summer Abroad!
High School Summer Abroad!
High School Summer Abroad!
High School Summer Abroad!
London, England
London, England

About

REAL education is not passively absorbing information and regurgitating it for examination. REAL education is taking knowledge and actively connecting it to the REAL world. At MEI Academy we provide you with master teachers and guides to help you find meaning in your educational journey.

Programs in Europe:

English Through the Ages | Paris, London, Lake District & Edinburgh
English in Western Europe | Paris, Swiss Alps, Amsterdam & Berlin
English in Spain and Portugal | Barcelona, Costa Brava, Màlaga, Lisbon & The Algarve
Trek Through Europe | London, Paris, Strasbourg, Swiss Alps, Munich & Prague
Pillars of the West | Santorini, Athens, the Peloponnese, Rome & Venice
Footsteps to the Modern World | Paris, Swiss Alps, Amsterdam & Berlin
Ancient World Odyssey | Rome, Sorrento, Olympia, the Peloponnese, Athens & Santorini

Questions & Answers

Reviews

9.9 Rating
based on 10 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.6
  • Growth 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 10
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Madalyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

MEI ACADEMY - YES YES YES

I had the TIME OF MY LIFE on MEI! It was the perfect mix of fun adventure and schoolwork. This sparked the beginning of a whole new world of travel for me and seriously everyone should be learning through this program! I went on the summer trip and went to four countries and met my best friends who I still visit in another country TO THIS DAY!!!! It’s incredible and if you time things out right you will have the most incredible experience. Do homework at night in a cafe and on the bus, and otherwise adventure!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Take more photos! I was always scared to ask people to take photos for me/of me. You will only be in these places maybe once in your life, who cares! JUST GET THE PHOTO!
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Mark
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experiential Learning at Its Best

MEI Academy offers an unparalleled overseas educational experience. Their programs are academically rigorous, but strike a perfect balance of both providing a safe overseas learning experience with adventurousness and immersive cultural experiences. The educators are outstanding, with strong curricular backgrounds and attentiveness to the social-emotional needs of their students while overseas. The locations are amazing, and the accommodations are always situated within walking distance of many major historical sites. If you're looking for an uncompromising experience for a high-school aged student, this is THE Canadian-based overseas educational program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to do some academics before you leave. There is pre-departure work associated with each course.
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avery
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing MEI Experience

My MEI was unreal! All of my teachers were very knowledgeable and put in so much effort for the student's success. The lectures and assignments were very interactive and like nothing I had ever experienced before. Throughout this trip, everyone became a family and I have gained lifelong friends and memories that I will cherish forever! The entire trip was a blast and I would 10/10 recommend this to any future students, who love to travel and want to push their education further.

Bryce
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was amazing

So I was on the 2018 trek 1 and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I succeeded in my academics like I never would in regular school. You really become a family and enjoy the most beautifull places in the world! The teachers are amazing so helpful and so smart! No matter what your question is for school or personal they always have an answer. They also push students to always do their best and leave their influence and each and every student. The program also makes sure we visit any important sight possible. We not only see important monuments but we learn so much about them and that is priceless. So much more amazing to go and see the Eiffel Tower and learn about its significance right then and their rather than in a classroom.

What would you improve about this program?
Mabey just one or two days more to relax in citys like Paris and London!
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Raelyn
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nothing but amazing !

I did the trek through Europe with Matt and Tyler in the summer of 2018 and it was one of the best experiences of my life ! The teachers are nothing but amazing and helpful ! The cities we go to are so beautiful ! The family that you create amongst the other kids on your trip is so amazing ! I would recommend MEI to anyone that asks ! Any type of personality is accepted on this trip and the teachers are so helpful that it doesn’t even matter where your academic level is at! I have nothing but amazing things to say about tony experiment on mei !

What would you improve about this program?
Teachers, check up on the kids to see if they are doing ok stress wise
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Ryleigh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best High School Travel Experience

I went on the 2017 Trek, and it was the highlight of my high school experience. MEI Academy does a phenomenal job of blending academics with experiences, and I wish I could have done the rest of my Grade 12 courses with them. The teachers were exceptionally engaging, enthusiastic and passionate about what they were teaching, and incredibly supportive of each student. They went out of their way to make sure that every student succeeded, and it’s evident how much they care about what they do. The course material was fascinating, and it came alive from the on-sight learning. Contemplating the impacts of the French Revolution while sitting on the steps of Napoleon’s tomb or watching our studied Shakespeare play acted out onstage at the Globe Theatre are the every day experiences found on an MEI trip. In addition, the lessons you learn don’t stop at the course content. MEI gave me the experience and confidence to one day travel solo, and the things you learn aren’t something you can find in a textbook. The program’s design enables students to be vastly independent while still under the guidance and supervision of experienced teachers who are also travellers. Throughout the trip, incredible opportunities are organized for the entire group, and students also have plenty of time to plan and go out on their own adventures. MEI Academy was the best decision I made for my education, and has profoundly inspired me. I would highly recommend this specific program to anyone who likes English and History, and I would absolutely recommend MEI Academy to anyone who loves getting out there and experiencing new adventures.

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Josie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

10/10 Recommend!

MEI was an incredible experience. I did the trip 'Trek Through Europe', where I took history and english. The teachers were all incredible. Learning history where it actually happened furthered my understanding while providing context and depth to each lesson. All the teachers were very knowledgeable and provided support on every assignment if needed. The places we stayed were incredible and I never felt unsafe. Overall, I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Marcus
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

MEI is Outstanding for Those who are Both Eager to Learn and Adventurous

MEI was truly the experience of a lifetime. From learning about the French Revolution at the Palace of Versaille, to exploring the Swiss Alps and becoming one massive family with the students and teachers, MEI was an experience I will never forget. Throughout my experience, I managed to gain a whole new appreciation for history and literature, an appreciation I would not have gained if I had not attended this trip. Through MEI, I managed to gain a whole new perspective of the world through exploration and learning with fantastic teaching and wonderful peer support. I highly recommend looking into this trip (and others offered by the academy) to individuals eager to become enlightened through exploring and travelling.

What would you improve about this program?
Little can be done to improve this program, however due to the fact that the academy is run through an Ontario based school board, there was some overlap with what students from Alberta learned in grade 11 Social Studies, and what was taught by the academy.