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. We reopened our programs in summer 2021, finding that we were able to make informed decisions, taking 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

Online and in the World

For over 25 years, MEI has been offering experiential courses around the world without interruption and students have depended on MEI to deliver the best in education. In 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 served as a useful learning tool until we gradually opened the doors to the Global Classroom. 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.

Students are required to purchase private travel health and cancellation 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.

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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 for Spring, Summer and Fall 2022

Until December 15, 2022 (for Spring 2023) or February 25, 2023 (for Summer 2023)or June 1, 2023 (for Fall 2023) you have the flexibility to decide, without penalty, whether you want to continue with the program. If you choose not to participate in the program, your deposit will be refunded.

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 Victor Travel. These fees become non-refundable thirty days before the program begins.