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Why Experience Matters

A MESSAGE FROM JOE MEI, FOUNDER OF MEI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Education evolves—and this causes people to feel unnerved because change challenges the status quo. For over twenty years, MEI has challenged the status quo, continually improving the learning experience. This year, we are poised to do it again as we develop new programs around the globe.

Twenty years ago, we set sail for the Greek Islands to begin our first fall semester program with a crew of 24 high school students—this had never been done. To travel throughout Europe for 93 days and....

Our Staff

We believe the best conceived plans need exceptional leaders to execute them. Our unique learning environment requires that our teachers possess extensive knowledge in their subject area and excel in the use of contemporary teaching methods. It has taken over 20 years of travelling and teaching to summon together the finest teachers. Staff are selected based on their academic knowledge, travel experience and, most importantly, their passion for teaching young adults.

As a testament to how the MEI experience impacts students, many alumni return as faculty members after completing their university degrees. They return wanting to give back what they received as students.

Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the staff and teachers at a pre-departure meeting held before each trip begins.

Our Students

MEI attracts engaged, motivated students who are looking for adventure and a COMPETITIVE EDGE. Embarking on any MEI adventure is a chance to join a team of students who are eager to take their educational journey to the next level.

Our Students

MEI attracts engaged, motivated students who are looking for adventure and a COMPETITIVE EDGE. Embarking on any MEI adventure is a chance to join a team of students who are eager to take their educational journey to the next level.

Why MEI is Completely Different

MEI International Academy | Global High School

Our guiding principle has always been to encourage students to learn about the world and how to live in it. It isn’t enough to travel abroad, visit historical sites and museums, and expect meaningful connections to happen automatically. Our mission is to offer a global high school experience with each lesson designed to inspire REAL education in the locations we visit.

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From Start to Finish

The MEI day is a finely crafted experiential journey. It connects students with their surroundings and brings the adventure to life!

Our approach to Reopening our Global Classroom

MEI recognizes that making the world our classroom again will have its challenges, but we are confident that we are up for it. COVID-19 showed us all just how interconnected we are on this planet and it highlighted the importance of becoming a global citizen. Read below to see how we intend to move forward with our programs while keeping our staff, students, and community safe.

As we reopen our programs this fall, we will make an informed decision, and take every step possible to keep everyone safe. We will continue to follow the guidance of local and national health officials, the latest travel advisories, and up-to-date international protocol for travel and tourism. Every program will look a little different, but we will endeavour to create a safe ‘travel bubble’ where we limit our program sizes, require COVID tests prior to departure, use face masks where necessary, practice social distancing, screen for symptoms, and practice proper hygiene.

  • Limiting program sizes

  • Testing prior to the start of the program

  • Using face coverings when necessary

  • Screening for symptoms

  • Practicing proper hygiene

Registering | Payments | Cancellations

When registering for a program, we will issue a timeline for deposits and program payments that allow for a reasonable timeline for cancellations. Each program has a program-specific timeline and set of conditions but we have allowed for an expanded opportunity to withdraw from a program prior to departure, without penalty. See each program’s detailed policy for registration and cancellation policies.

Online and in the World

For over 23 years, MEI has been offering experiential courses around the world without interruption and students have depended on MEI to deliver the best in education. This March 2020 we made the necessary changes and began our Online Live summer program with over 200 students, and the response was overwhelmingly positive...

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