MEI International Academy
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MEI International Academy

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.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Hannah
Female
19 years old
Caledon

An Experience like no Other

10/10

MEI academy has opened up my eyes to the world around me and taught me so many things. Academically, this program has pushed me to dig deeper in readings, and even when studying history and culture. In my studies, I now grasp details and focus on their purpose, which opens up so many new opportunities for opinions and theories. Secondly, I developed so many valuable skills and personality traits that I never imagined I would. Independence is the biggest thing, travelling for 5 weeks and personally being responsible for all your belongings sounds expected. However, you learn to become so aware and dependable, I could never have learned it a better way than just through experience and making mistakes. At MEI academy, you are also constantly surrounded with social opportunities because you are living with friends and other students, I learned lots about balancing school and social life and this will help me when I head to university in the fall. Finally, I learned the importance of being yourself and being kind to everyone around you. On trips such as this you do not want to waste time being shy or reluctant, because you will want that time back once your comfortable with each other. Overall, this experience exceeded my expectations and after hearing all my stories, my younger sister Jazmine has now signed up for a trip this summer!

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Cailey
Female
19 years old
Bolton

RECOMEND 100%!!

10/10

If you are considering taking park on the Trek Through Europe MEI program, you should do it. Not only is this program educational and helps fast track you through high school and lighten your year course load, it is an amazing way to have an exceptional summer, make life-long friends and mature as a young adult. I would personally go on this trip 100 more times if I could. Some memories I will carry with me forever include watching and celebrating Germany win the world cup while living in Munich, Germany and visiting Vimmy Ridge on the 100th anniversary. This trip was one of the best months of my life. If you are on the fence about going on this trip, do it!

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Kyara
Female
18 years old
Bolton, Ontario

Trip of a Lifetime

10/10

MEI taught me many things that I will hold with me forever. The program taught me techniques and skills to improve my education, educated me on the world from many different views and mostly taught me to step out of my comfort zone. While travelling abroad with MEI I learned a very important task Time Management, as there was so much I wanted to see and do while in all these countries there was also my share of work I had to complete for school. Overtime I learned how to create a balance and work concisely and efficiently so I was able to see everything I desired to see. On MEI I learned more in 80 days then I did in a six-month semester sitting in a desk. Lectures from my teachers were interesting and very enticing always making me want to know more. The teachers I had were very passionate about their teachings however were never biases, always allowing for the students input, point of view and suggestions. Finally on MEI I learned to step out of my confront zone, sometimes it was eating exotic foods, or working with different people other time it was completing a task I never thought I’d be able to do. Studying aboard with MEI Academy taught me things I would have never learned from a high school classroom.

The hardest moment of MEI for me was saying goodbye to my new family. Never have I ever been so close to 30 people in my entire life. After 80 days of an experience of a lifetime, living with the same people you become a family. They become your best friends, your brothers your sisters and I just never wanted it to end! The people surrounding me taught me so much, their constant support, the memories we made and the exciting fun times were so hard to see end. It was weird to believe I just travelled a portion of the world with these people and now I’m saying goodbye. 80 days before I was on a plane to Beijing, China with 30 strangers and 80 days later I was saying goodbye to my new family.

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Grace
Female
19 years old
Caledon

My Amazing MEI Experience

10/10

I took part in the MEI International Business program in 2015, the summer before going into grade 12. Upon entering the program I had no idea what I was passionate about or if I even enjoyed business. I can say with complete confidence this program is the reason I know what I wish to do with my future and know how to achieve my goals. This program gave me experiences I could never have dreamed of while preparing me for university and my future. From the diversity of class material and travel destinations I learnt about my interests, strengths, and how to be successful. This trip allowed me to find my passion and plan for my future with confidence in myself and my abilities. The program is created to keep you busy, focused, motivated, and provide real life examples of situations you usually just read about in textbooks. The program brings opportunities to life and gives you the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared for a successful future. This trip was the best experience of my life and has given me knowledge I could not have received from a textbook or traditional classroom. I would highly recommend this program to anyone, whether you feel passionate about business or your not 100% sure, it changes the way you see the world and yourself.

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Madison
Female
19 years old
Brampton

My MEI Academy Experience

10/10

This past summer I participated in the International Business program with MEI Academy and I couldn't be happier with how well it has prepared me to enter university studying business next year. Since returning I have a new found love for the opportunities in business and have gotten involved with a DECA club at my high school competing in case study events against other students from all over Ontario. This program prepared me with the presentation skills and knowledge needed to enter the business world and ultimately contributed to my success of 8th place in Ontario for my category at DECA Provincials! The program focuses on an array of different aspects of business from real estate to the stock market and everything in between and I have no doubts that this program has provided me with the assets I need to enter university and the business field.The MEI Academy programs truly have an endless amount of benefits when it comes to character and academic development. For myself, I have never been an amazing English student but MEI focuses on creating concise, creative writers that think critically and when reflecting upon my experience with MEI, I could not agree more. Upon returning I have noticed that my public speaking, presentation skills and writing have all improved drastically and become second nature. We are encouraged to journal each morning to warm up our brains and organize our thoughts. This forms a habit to get your thoughts out and organize them in a way that is understandable and clear and I hope to continue this habit and maintain my writing skills.

Program Listings

France

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Why Circumnavigate the Globe While Studying Business and English? The next phase of the world economy will see the East and W...
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Why Study English & Phys Ed in Australia and Fiji? This is an active program taking students along the east coast of Australi...
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Why Study Classics and English in the Ancient World? Imagine listening to epic stories of gladiatorial combat while standing...
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Why Study History & English while Trekking Through Europe? Imagine studying the French Revolution from the Hall of Mirrors in...

China

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Why Take a High School Semester Abroad in Asia and Oceania? Imagine studying Buddhism in the temples of Angkor Wat, exploring...

Scotland

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Why Study English On Location in Europe? With heavy influence from French, English evolved as a hybrid emerging from the coll...

Japan

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Come Study World Cultures in Japan.

Spain

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Come Study Spanish in Spain

Guatemala

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Why Spend a Trimester Abroad With MEI? Imagine snorkelling with shark rays along the second largest coral reef in the world i...

Switzerland

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Why Take a High School Semester Abroad in Europe? Picture yourself retracing Louis XIV’s footsteps in the Hall of Mirrors at...

Italy

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Why Spend a Trimester Abroad With MEI? Imagine retracing the steps of the Minoan civilization at Knossos, home of the Minotau...

Switzerland

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Why Study French on Location in Europe? Imagine enjoying a lunch at a bistro on the Champs-Élysées, taking French works of ar...

Tanzania

MEI International Academy
Why Spend a Trimester Abroad With MEI? Imagine seeing the royalty of the animal kingdom, learning about the impact of globali...

Japan

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Why Spend a Trimester Abroad With MEI? Imagine climbing along the Great Wall of China, learning about the ingenuity of the Ch...

Tanzania

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Why Study English and World Issues in Africa? This program takes students into the heart of Tanzania in order to gain a first...