Important Program Information

Application Process

1
Complete our Application Form
You will receive a confirmation email once your application and deposit have been received. If space is not available our staff will notify you and provide you with other options or a full refund of your deposit and registration fee.Note: If you are not accepted into the program of your choice, your $1500 deposit will be refunded. The $95 registration fee is non-refundable.
2
Complete your online Student Reference Package
You will be asked to submit the following:
  • Acceptance Form
  • Self-Evaluation Form
  • Teacher Reference Form
  • Most Recent Report Card
  • Latest Academic Transcript
    • This should include marks from grade nine to present. Students require a minimum of a 75% average in the courses pertinent to their program. (Contact your Guidance Department for this document.)
3
Schedule an Interview (when appropriate)
Within two weeks of receiving your package, MEI will send you an email regarding your status. At this point, full-semester students will be requested to book an interview. If necessary, students applying for the summer programs may be asked to schedule an interview. Your acceptance into the program will be based on your past academic performance, your interview (for semester students), your self-evaluation, and your teacher references. Students require a minimum of a mid-to-high 70s average in the last two semesters.
Invoicing
Once you are accepted, you will receive your invoices via email. Your balance will be divided into two invoices. One invoice reflects the Program costs billed by MEI International Academy, and the other for Travel costs billed by Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel. The breakdown of these costs appear on each individual program’s page.

Payment Schedules

Please note: Once a student has been accepted, the deposit, registration fee and payments are nonrefundable. If a student is not accepted into the program of their choice, the deposit will be refunded minus the $95 registration fee.

Summer Payment Schedule

By Application Date

Before December 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By December 15
By March 1
After December 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By March 1
By March 1
After March 1
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
Due Upon Receipt
Due Upon Receipt

Semester Term 1 + 2 Payment Schedule

By Application Date

Before April 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By April 15
By July 15
After April 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By July 15
By July 15
After July 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
Due Upon Receipt
Due Upon Receipt

Semester Term 3 + 4 Payment Schedule

By Application Date

Before October 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By October 15
By December 15
After October 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
By December 15
By December 15
After December 15
Deposit
Program Cost
Travel Cost
With Application
Due Upon Receipt
Due Upon Receipt

Additional Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline for summer programs is May 1st, however, once a course is full we will no longer accept students into that program. Students who apply for a summer program after May 1st will be accepted based on availability and they may be subject to additional flight costs.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Your invoice will be emailed to you once you have been accepted. The payment schedule will vary depending on your acceptance date. See Payment Schedules above for more details.

PLEASE REFER TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING CANCELLATION POLICIES AND TRAVEL INSURANCE DETAILS.

EXTENDED FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

Extended travel arrangements can be made through Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel; extra fees charged by airlines will apply. Students who wish to extend their stay and require alternate flight arrangements must notify MEI upon acceptance by completing and returning the Extended Travel Request form in the Acceptance Package by March 1st. Travel extensions that are requested after March 1st cannot be guaranteed.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Travel arrangements for our programs are made through Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel. All flights depart from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Individuals are responsible for making their own arrangements to and from Toronto. All students are required to be in attendance at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on the day of departure.

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION PROTECTION

You must have extended health coverage for the duration of your trip. Keep in mind that each policy is different, and you should read over your policy carefully to be sure that you are getting the right coverage for you.

Although most of the cities in which we reside offer excellent public health care, it is always better to be prepared. Things to look for when looking for insurance:

  1. Private care versus public care (you want Private)
  2. You must obtain a policy that covers hospital costs up front. (Doctor’s visits or prescriptions are affordable charges that can be paid on-site.)
  3. Scuba diving coverage. This is mandatory for students who will be scuba diving.
LOOKING FOR AN INSURANCE RECOMMENDATION?

We have a working relationship with Mirella Policciardi at Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel.

Ontario students:
You can purchase extended health insurance directly through Mirella at 416-736-6010.

Students outside of Ontario:
You can purchase insurance through the Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel website. Click on “Manulife Book Insurance Online”. Simply “ticking” off the insurance options on your Carlson invoice will not automatically grant you coverage.