Multiple Locations +9
  • England
    • London
  • France
    • Paris
    • Strasbourg
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
    • Munich
    • Berlin
  • Netherlands
    • Amsterdam
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
  • Italy
    • Rome
    • Pompeii
    • Sicily
    • Sorrento
  • Greece
    • Athens
    • Santorini
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Study Abroad

Program Details

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Starting Price
Price Details

Return airfare from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport
Approximate airline departure taxes, surcharges and fees
Hotels and accommodations
Breakfast and dinner daily
Entrance fees to all course-specific sites
Airfare between countries
Transportation between hotel locations via private coach
Transportation for all listed program excursions
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Transportation
What's Not Included
SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 23, 2024
Feb 15, 2020
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About Program

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:

International Business | Toronto, New York City, Munich, Milan
English in Western Europe | Rome, Florence, Paris, Swiss Alps, Munich
English in Spain and Portugal | Barcelona, Costa Brava, Lisbon, The Algarve
Media in the Mediterranean | Barcelona, Costa Brava, Lisbon, The Algarve
Trek Through Europe | London, Paris, Strasbourg, Swiss Alps, Munich, Berlin
Footsteps to the Modern World | Rome, Florence, Swiss Alps & Munich
Ancient World Odyssey | Rome, Sorrento, Olympia, the Peloponnese, Athens & Santorini
France and Switzerland | Paris, Annecy, Swiss Alps & Nice

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Program Highlights

  • 9:1 Student to staff ratio (maximum)
  • Earning Ministry-approved credits
  • Touring Europes most famous sites and museums
  • Individual attention via Masterclasses
  • Interactive Lessons and Assignments

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The sun setting over Athens

Come and join us as we unearth the civilizations of the past that shaped the way we live and act. Take a journey back in time as we walk along the cobblestones of Rome and Athens and take a ferry to some of the most beautiful and historic Greek islands. This is an academic journey you will not forget.

View of London

MEI's International Business program may begin in a boardroom, but it thrives on the streets of the world's great financial centres. Fast-paced and filled with the energy of real estate acquisition, business development, and investment portfolios, this program takes you to some of Europe and North America's business epicentres: Toronto, New York City, London, Paris, the Swiss Alps and Munich.

Belém Tower

Exploring the shores of the Balearic Sea in Barcelona and the edges of the Atlantic coast of Lisbon, we travel across this diverse land of art and culture. From the romantic writings of Miguel de Cervantes in Don Quixote to the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez’s, One Hundred Years of Solitude, you will be mesmerized by the genius and depth of human creativity.

Lisbon, Portugal

Explore the making of the Western world and discover how the beliefs and ideas are more important than the dates and names. This epic summer journey traces the past 500 years of our modern history as we travel through Madrid, Barcelona, Costa Brava, Lisbon and the Algarve.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 5
  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program


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!
110 people found this review helpful.
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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.
106 people found this review helpful.
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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.

109 people found this review helpful.
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!
109 people found this review helpful.
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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
109 people found this review helpful.
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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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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!

103 people found this review helpful.
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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.
100 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Many of our programs are based on the Humanities, so related academic work includes becoming an expert and then giving a tour of a famous site, or writing and performing poetry and other creative work. We do have a Biology course that focuses on lab work in Costa Rica and other science-based activities.