Journey to Africa:Two Course Summer Study Abroad Program

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Why Study English and World Issues in Africa?

This program takes students into the heart of Tanzania in order to gain a first-hand perspective of the social-political and economic challenges of regional development in Africa. At the core of our travels and studies will be our self-directed community service projects designed to offer students a variety of practical experiences to engage in community building and development. Whether collaborating on alternative income generating projects, promoting health education, or engaging with local youth, students have the chance to participate in sustainable global change. Students also have the opportunity to reside at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, hike to Mount Meru Falls and go on safari in the open plains of the Serengeti.

Courses Offered

World Issues – Grade 12 (CGW4U)

This program provides students with a foundation in the socio-political structure of the region and a more holistic understanding of a rapidly changing Africa within the larger global context. By studying regional literature from a wide variety of sources, students refine their analytical, critical and communication skills, while gaining a broader perspective of the impact of globalization, conflict and developmental sustainability on the continent.

English – Grade 12 (ENG4U)

  • Program Includes Community Service Project and Volunteer hours
  • Students can substitute Studies in Literature Grade 12, ETS4U

The core English course focuses on the refinement of literacy, communication and analytical skills. Students build on their understanding of academic language and practice using it confidently in discussion and argumentation both in oral and written forms.

English – Grade 11 (ENG3U)

The core English course gives students the opportunity to hone their presentation, analytical and critical thinking skills through assignments and activities that incorporate both oral and written communication.

Program Itinerary

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Travel dates subject to change.



$8,695 CDN

Tuition Includes

Trip Related
  • Hotels and accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Entrance fees to all course-specific sites
Course Components
  • Ministry-approved credit(s) upon successful completion of the course(s)
  • Custom course pack
  • Student Login
  • MEI journal
  • Digital yearbook
  • Fall reunion


  • Return airfare from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport
  • Transportation between hotel locations via private coach
  • Transportation for all listed program excursions
  • Transfers to all accommodations

Sites and Excursions
  • Serengeti
  • Mount Meru Falls
  • Wildlife on Safari
  • Maasi school
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
Tuition Does Not Include
  • Lunches
  • Travel Visas
  • Insurances
  • All airline taxes and surcharges*
  • Local transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Registration fee
  • Course texts
  • Medical Insurance and Cancellation Protection**

*For approximate cost, please contact our office
**All students travelling with MEI Academy are required to purchase Medical Insurance.

Breakdown of Tuition Costs


In order to comply with TICO regulations, your invoice total will be divided into two payments; one for program costs
(MEI International Academy) and one for travel cost (Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel). The exact breakdown amounts will be indicated on your invoice and payments begin in January.



Program Costs Payable to: MEI Academy International


Travel Costs Payable to: Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel




Total does not include cancellation insurance, travel and health insurance, and airline taxes and surcharges.

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