International Academy

Global High School

MEI International Academy

International Academy

Global High School

Why MEI is Completely Different

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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Why Experience Matters
A message from Joe Mei, Founder of MEI International Academy
In the Odyssey, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War, he placed his son Telemachus in the care of his old friend, Mentor. Mentor played an essential role in guiding Telemachus in the ways of the world and developing his character so that he would grow to be a responsible adult and leader of Ithaca. By accepting this role, Mentor made a commitment to provide diligent, consistent guidance.

At MEI, we only choose those teachers who are willing to make this same commitment, because when you step outside the classroom into the REAL world it is an incredible Odyssey that requires…

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 Teachers

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.

“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer—into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”

—Nancy Astor
First Woman to sit in the
British House of Commons

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