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What Are the Benefits of Studying Abroad?
A study abroad program challenges the boundaries of a traditional classroom, allowing students the opportunity to pursue educational opportunities overseas in order to invigorate the academic mind. For students, taking a leap outside of their educational comfort zone encourages enthusiasm for discovery, and a broadened worldview. For students who have difficulty finding inspiration in their home school, immersion abroad can awaken interest, motivation and critical thinking.
Each of MEI’s programs takes studying abroad one step further by eliminating the the four walls of a classroom altogether. Lessons are delivered on site, infusing the material studied with the locations travelled, and immersing students in the world around them. This approach is beneficial for both traditional and nontraditional learners. For students who thrive in a regular classroom, learning onsite pushes them beyond their comfort zone, encouraging them to adapt to changing surroundings and alternative approaches to critical thinking. For nontraditional learners, the hands-on nature of MEI’s experiential programs unlocks the imagination, encouraging organic participation, and opening new pathways to develop critical faculties. For our educators, holding classes on location enables them to imbue their lectures with the energy of the city, and the nuances of social, economic and historical context. Laptop and tablet technology enables our programs to integrate into each location, providing the mobility to move swiftly through cities and maximize quality learning time.
Study Abroad for a Full Year
Imagine studying Buddhism in the temples of Angkor Wat, exploring the Great Wall of China in Beijing and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Picture yourself swimming in the Aegean Sea, studying the Caesars in the Roman Forum or the effects of the World Wars from the trenches in France. We believe that the best learning lies in experiencing the world around us where there are no walls, there are no classrooms – just the WORLD.
Study Abroad for a Full Semester
Each year, MEI offers a Semester Program that takes students on an educational experience of a lifetime. The educators at MEI have researched the best interactive teaching locations and methods and have integrated them into the semester’s curriculum.
The First Semester program will take students to the Far East and travel to Beijing, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Australia and Fiji. Second Semester students will travel to Western Europe and learn while residing in Paris, Strasbourg, Swiss Alps, Munich, Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Olympia, Tolo, Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos.
Summer Two Course Programs
Earn Credits While Studying Abroad
Imagine hiking through the Tuscan countryside and journeying to the ancient Roman hot springs of Saturnia; learning about photography, videography, and journalism in the vibrant cities of Rome and Paris, or uncovering biological processes in the rainforests of Central America. Picture yourself swimming in the ancient Aegean, studying the Caesars in the Roman Forum or the effects of the World Wars from the trenches in France. Learning about the world and how to live in it is the essence of education. MEI’s 2-course programs infuse the locations we travel to with the academics we study, creating a seamless arc to the journey. We believe that the best learning lies in experiencing the world around us where there are no walls, there are no classrooms – just the WORLD. At MEI, we are committed to providing students with a REAL education by designing and implementing lessons that bring academics to life.
Summer One Course Programs
Earn Credits While Studying Abroad
Imagine Shakespeare… live at the Globe Theatre in London. Imagine Napoleon… as you march beneath Paris’ awe-inspiring Arc de Triomphe. Imagine the Spartans… as you sail across the Adriatic Sea. Learning about the world and how to live in it is the essence of education. MEI’s 1-course programs provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in real life experiences that will transform their education. We believe that the best learning lies in experiencing the world around us where there are no walls, there are no classrooms – just the WORLD. At MEI, we are committed to providing students with a REAL education by designing and implementing lessons that bring academics to life.
MEI Castle Programs
A Shorter Alternative for Busy Schedules
For students who are unable to fit an extended trip overseas into their busy schedules, MEI’s Castle Programs offer a chance to experience the world as a classroom on a more condensed timeline. These programs provide an opportunity to embark on an MEI-style educational odyssey for two weeks in the summer at East Sussex’s picturesque Herstmontceaux Castle, and on location in London and Oxford. Combined with online digital coursework prior to and after travel, students are able to achieve a full course credit in their chosen program of study.