Our approach to reopening our Global Classroom

MEI recognizes that making the world our classroom again has 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 well-informed global citizen. As we reopen our programs this spring and summer, we will make informed decisions, 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.

  • 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

Up to thirty days before the program begins, you have the flexibility to decide, without penalty, whether you want to continue with the program. Thirty days before the program begins, if you choose to continue, your tuition fees and travel costs become non-refundable.

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. Online work serves as a useful learning tool as we gradually open the doors to the Global Classroom. We have created a synchronous learning platform that affords our teachers the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and in small group sessions throughout the day. Our access to the best teachers across Canada allows us to bring the highest level of instruction into your home, virtually. Our Online and in the World programs combine the best of both worlds: the virtual and the real world. We have adapted our travel programs and bookended them with our Online Live instruction to provide a perfect balance between learning and experiencing.

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Travelling Again

We are moving forward and have re-envisioned and reopened our experiential programs. We have made it easier for parents and students to feel more comfortable with the idea of travel. We have adjusted our cancellation policy (see below) to be flexible for parents, and insurance companies are now offering COVID-19 medical travel insurance.

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Domestic Travel Options

We have new programs focused on travel in Canada and connecting our courses to a diverse and rich environment. Check back as we launch our new Backpackers branded programs. Sign up for our Program Updates list.

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Term Programs Whether Online Or Travel

Our two-month, two-course TERM programs coincide with many school boards’ Quad-mestered timetables, making it easier for students to incorporate into their home-school timetables. Two-month TERM programs provide students with flexibility in completing their high school education and affording them time to travel and work. If you would like to be updated on our programs please register to join our Program Updates email list by clicking below.

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Cancellation Policy

Up to thirty days before the program begins, you have the flexibility to decide, without penalty, whether you want to continue with the program. If you choose to continue, your tuition fees and travel costs become non-refundable thirty days before the program begins.

If a trip is cancelled due to COVID-related causes, less than 30 days before the trip, students will continue their academic program online. There will be no refund of academic tuition fees paid to MEI International Academy.

Travel costs are paid to Carlson Wagonlit Travel . These fees become non-refundable thirty days before the program begins.

Students are required to purchase private travel health and cancellation insurance.

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Online Live Programs for fall 2020: TERM Programs

Although online courses are not the same as our experiential programs, there is a useful place for online sessions when planning your academic agenda. Our two-month, two-course TERM programs coincide with many school boards’ Quad-mestered timetables, making it easier for students to incorporate into their home-school timetables. Two-month TERM programs provide students with flexibility in completing their high school education and affording them time to travel and work. As each of our programs reopen, we are dedicated to ensuring that you are made aware of what's available. If you would like to be notified of the status of our programs as they open, please register to join our "Program ReOpening" email list by clicking below.

Sign up for our Progam Update email list for updates!