MEI International Academy - "The World is Our Classroom"

MEI International Academy

About

With MEI International Academy you'll need to bring your passport, because the world is our classroom. Rather than a typical exchange program, high school students and recent graduates from around the world travel from city to city and country to country engaging in summer, semester or full year academic programs. With MEI you'll see the world, earn high school credits for university admission, meet dynamic students and teachers, and gain new insights into your future. For nearly 20 years certified MEI teachers have provided safe, supportive environments for students to expand their horizons and become empowered citizens of the world. MEI International Academy is fully accredited by a public school board in Guelph ON, Canada.

Website
goo.gl
Founded
1997
Headquarters

15816 Peel Regional Rd 50
Bolton ON L7E 0A3
Canada

Reviews

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Lauren
10/10

I have grown so much in the past month since when I first found out about this program. I was nervous and had no clue that this voyage would be the beginning of something new for me. I climbed the Eiffel Tower, had a lesson on Lac D'Annecy, and got to swim in the Mediterranean in Nice! I will never forget this experience and I hope to one day take a program similar to this again. Had I not taken this program for he summer, I would not have grown my independence, my confidence, my sense of adventure, and my sense of daring to try new things and take new experiences in stride.

How can this program be improved?
Better hotel choices would be great, as the Sportchalet hotel in Murren had awkward access plugs. Also, the communal showers were clean and sanitary, but the amenities were slightly lacking.
Yes, I recommend
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Kayla
9/10

My experience on MEI France and Switzerland was one that I will never forget. Being immersed in the French language allowed me to improve on my skills as well as my confidence with the language. Learning on site was very engaging and allowed for many unique opportunities that you would not receive in a normal school. On top of this I met so many great people that made my trip even more enjoyable. From eating escargot in Paris to climbing Almendhuble in Mürren, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone and do things that I had never done before.

How can this program be improved?
This program could be improved if there was more time allotted for completing assignment and studying tests. The lack of time for work resulted in late nights leaving many tired for the next day of activities. Finally there could have been more options for meals especially for those with dietary restrictions.
Yes, I recommend
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Jorja
10/10

This program is really awesome and it was the experience of a lifetime! I went on the 2018 France and Switzerland trip and I would 100% recommend it to anyone considering doing an exchange program. I made incredible new friends and the teachers were amazing. By doing this program, I think that my spoken French has greatly improved and I hope that I’ll will feel more confident doing other exchange trips or even travelling on my own. All in all one of the best experiences of my life and I hope to be able to someday do something like this again!

How can this program be improved?
More environementally friendly because in France they don’t recycle so if there’s anything that can be done to minimize the amount of plastic used!
Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
9/10

I just finished the France and Switzerland trip 2018 and I loved the trip so much! All the teachers were very positive and helpful, they truly wanted to see you succeed. Our group got the chance to do so many amazing things like climbing mountains in the Swiss Alps and watching the world cup final game on the big screens. Being in a french speaking country allowed me to fully immerse myself in french culture and grow as a person. I would highly recommend this trip to anybody interested in travelling and improving their french skills!

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest that more time to work is given to the students.
Yes, I recommend
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Owain
10/10

Given it was my first time in Europe, I’d say it was a pretty great experience. We went to some great places and saw a ton of cool stuff. Not only were the things we did fun and interesting, but I feel like I’ve also taken away a greater appreciation for french culture and french language itself. The group we traveled with and the people I met is what made this trip even better. Overall am excellent trip and one that I would highly recommend.

How can this program be improved?
Better time management, for both students and teachers
Yes, I recommend

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