The People Behind MEI International Academy
Joe Mei, Program Director
Joe Mei has been involved in teaching and overseas education for over twenty years. His diverse educational experiences across Canada, the United States and Europe have strengthened his conviction that there is no substitute for experiential learning. Mr. Mei’s love of history and literature of all cultures inspired him to establish this international academy. His ongoing mission is to provide life-changing educational opportunities for students.
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.
Course Accreditation and Curriculum
All MEI programs are accredited by the Upper Grand District School Board. These course credits will appear on students’ Ontario Student Records.
- Ontario students will receive Ontario Ministry of Education course accreditation through the Upper Grand District School Board.
- Students from schools outside of Ontario may have the academic courses accredited by their individual schools or local school boards.
Course Credit Details
District School Board
The Upper Grand District School Board is located in Guelph, Ontario, and operates high schools in Guelph and surrounding areas. The partnership between MEI and the Upper Grand District School Board provides students and teachers a chance to explore international learning opportunities: The world is our classroom. Together we make this a reality.
Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel has been operating as a full service travel agency in Canada since 1959. The company employs 30 consultants who are all dedicated and professional, and who amongst them are fluent in in over 10 languages.