Semester 1

High School Study Abroad
Semester in Europe

Fall Semester:

Europe

September - December

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Dates

Program Dates*

September 5 - December 10, 2021

Travel Dates

September 17 - November 25, 2021

*Program dates include online sessions to prepare students prior to travel and synchronous interviews to complete final assessments after travel.

Locations

  • Lisbon
  • Porto & Costa Verde
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Strasbourg
  • Heidelberg
  • Swiss Alps
  • Munich
  • Prague
  • Berlin

Courses Offered

World History

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English

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Physical Education

Mandatory

  • Grade 12
    Healthy Active Living | PLF4M

*Contact us for course equivilencies in your school board.

Staffing

8:1 Student to Staff Ratio

Refunds and Cancellation

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Scholarships

Up to $5,000 in Scholarships Available

Availability

Open

Why Take this Program?

From the shores of Lisbon where Vasco da Gama explored potential trade routes, to the streets of Berlin and the memories of a world divided, our students are challenged to see the connections in today's world, and how we can learn from the past in order to lead in the future. In the fall semester, you study the ideas of Voltaire, Rousseau, Darwin and Nietzsche and the motives of Machiavelli, Marx, Stalin, and Mao. As you travel and uncover the inner layers of each culture, you are left with a lasting impression of our modern collective consciousness. Along the way, you will enjoy delicious cuisine while getting into the best shape of your life! Our journey takes us through Western Europe, with each destination acting as a perfect backdrop to dive deeply into the reasons we act, govern, and live in today's world. The past shapes who we are, and this semester opens student's eyes by seeing famous works of art in the Louvre, climbing the peaks of the Swiss Alps, and visiting Dachau Concentration Camp to push students physically and emotionally to their limits. The fall semester is one to behold, and we will come home with a greater appreciation of where we come from and why we are who we are.

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What People Are Saying

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After a thrilling summer in Central America on the Backpackers program, I knew I couldn’t live the rest of my life untravelled. My heart was calling for Europe, and so I joined the adventure again with MEI’s Spring Semester. It was the best risk I ever took! The teachers brought life into every lecture and crafted brilliant connections with each student. My teachers weren’t just instructors — they were my mentors, friends, and family. The students I shared my journey with were the most unique, spontaneous, and beautiful people.

MEI isn’t just about academics, it's about absorbing new cultures, discovering who you are, building powerful friendships, getting out of your comfort zone, indulging, reflecting, challenging yourself, and embracing freedom. My MEI adventure through Europe has left me with many unforgettable moments, lessons and friendships!

Angelika Promny-Tavares

Student, Spring Semester, 2018

Lisbon

Madrid

Barcelona

Paris

Strasbourg

Swiss Alps

Munich

Costa Verde

Heidelberg

Berlin

Prague

What's Included

Fee Breakdown

Program Costs

  • Ministry-approved credit(s) upon successful completion of the course(s)
  • Custom course pack
  • Student Login
  • MEI journal
  • MEI T-Shirt
  • Digital yearbook

Travel Costs

  • Hotels and accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Entrance fees to all course-specific sites
  • Return airfare from Toronto's Pearson International Airport
  • Approximate airline departure taxes, surcharges and fees
  • Airfare between countries
  • Transportation between hotel locations via private coach
  • Transportation for all listed program excursions

Program Fee Does Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Insurances
  • Gratuities
  • Local Transportation
  • Course texts
  • Medical Insurance and Cancellation Protection†
  • Non-refundable $95 Registration Fee

† All students travelling with MEI Academy are required to purchase Medical Insurance.

**Program cost does not include non-refundable $95 registration fee or any airline taxes or fees. Please note the possibility of increases in airfares and land costs prior to departure. Any increase must be borne by the individual participant.

MEI was Home

Over the last two years I’ve been a student with MEI Academy and I can honestly say it is the best high school experience a student could ever receive. I completed four of the trips, including the Empires Fall Program. I grew stronger academically and as individual with each of these trips. I kept coming back to MEI not just for the amazing opportunities for travel, but because MEI was home to me. I felt loved, supported, and encouraged by everyone around me.
Aimee Chyc
Student, Term 1 Greece & Rome: Empires, 2017

Unforgettable Moments

After a thrilling summer in Central America on the Backpackers program, I knew I couldn’t live the rest of my life untravelled. My heart was calling for Europe, and so I joined the adventure again with MEI’s Spring Semester. It was the best risk I ever took! The teachers brought life into every lecture and crafted brilliant connections with each student. My teachers weren’t just instructors — they were my mentors, friends, and family. The students I shared my journey with were the most unique, spontaneous, and beautiful people.

MEI isn’t just about academics, it’s about absorbing new cultures, discovering who you are, building powerful friendships, getting out of your comfort zone, indulging, reflecting, challenging yourself, and embracing freedom. My MEI adventure through Europe has left me with many unforgettable moments, lessons and friendships!
Angelika Promny-Tavares
Student, Spring Semester, 2018

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