2018/2019 Semester One

Semester Itinerary

Oxford • London (day trip) • Barcelona • Rome • Florence (day trip) • Crete • Athens • Beijing • Hong Kong • Siem Reap • Luang Prabang • Chiang Rai • Ko Lanta • Ayutthaya


Europe
Roam the hallowed halls of Oxford University, gaze upon great works of art and world-famous landmarks, visit castles and palaces, and see the seat of the Roman Empire with your own eyes. During Term One of Global High School, you’ll experience the best culture and history Europe has to offer.

Begin this term in one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive seats of learning: Oxford. Enjoy a true university experience in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, and take up residence at St Hilda’s College, the perfect home base for exploring this historic university. Visit the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, punt down the River Cherwell, and take day trips to London, Bath and Stonehenge.

Head south to the Mediterranean shore and wander through the beautiful quarters of Barcelona, immersing yourself in Catalan language, culture, and cuisine. Sun yourself at the glamorous Sitges Beach; be awestruck by examples of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell; and study the riches of the Picasso Museum.

Take wing over the north of the Tyrrhenian Sea and descend in ancient Italy! Enjoy the grandeur of Rome and visits to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and a day trip to Florence – the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to our Italian campus. Stop in and say hello to our staff and students before departing eastward across the Adriatic to Greece, the cradle of Western civilization.

Acclimate yourself to Greek culture on Crete, the country’s largest island, where you can rejuvenate on dazzling beaches, and swim in clear blue waters. Head to the mainland and the iconic Athens, where you can feast your eyes upon the Agora and the Temple of Zeus, before closing the chapter on this leg of your global adventure.

Asia
Explore the bustling cities of Beijing and Hong Kong, be awed by sacred temples in Cambodia and Thailand, trek through spectacular mountain scenery, and take a riverboat cruise from Laos to Thailand. During Term Two of Global High School, you’ll experience fascinating cultures, ancient ceremonies, astounding architecture, and modern city life.

The journey beings in China’s capital city of Beijing, both a modern and ancient place to explore. From the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the National Museum of China, everything tells an incredible story.

In Hong Kong, a vibrant city famed for its skyscraper-studded skyline, you’ll experience incredible markets selling everything from flowers to fashion, and goldfish to jade; a dazzling Symphony of Lights nighttime harbourfront show; and a visit to the Po Lin Monastery, home to the Big Buddha.

Step out of the city and into the lush jungles of Cambodia, Another short flight brings us to the incredible country of Cambodia. The centrally-located Siem Reap will be your home base, as you travel to the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat, and surrounding monuments – from Ta Prohm, a temple enveloped in huge tree roots; to Bayon, decorated with huge carved smiling faces. Before you leave the country, take time to visit the Landmine Museum and learn about the horrifying history of the Khmer Rouge.

Dive back into the ancient world in Laos, and the town of Luang Prabang. Tour the most spectacular of over 30 Buddhist temples, see shrines decorated in gold, covered in intricate carvings and inhabited by orange-clad monks, and get your thrills on a zipline through the jungle and a hike to stunning waterfalls.

Leave the roads behind and take the scenic route to Thailand on a boat cruise along the Mekong River. Start from the top in Chiang Rai Province, where we’ll trek into the surrounding hills to see tribal villages. Further south, you’ll discover the island of Ko Lanta. Spectacular white sand beaches stretch along the west sunset coast. Students will spend the days having class on the sand and snorkelling in the clear blue waters before heading back inland to the breathtaking Ayutthaya, where the ruins of the old city form an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues, the perfect place to bid farewell to an awesome term two in Asia.

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Term 1 Optional Excursions

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Term 2 Optional Excursions

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August 27 – December 7, 2018

Travel Services
(Plus Taxes)
$18,200
Tuition, Supervision, Health & Wellness$10,980
Total Fee:
$29,180*

or use your Aeroplan Points

Courses

GRADE 11:
  • English (ENG3U)
  • Functions (MCR3U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
  • World History to the End of the 15th Century (CHW3M)
  • Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology(HSP3U)
GRADE 12:
  • English (ENG4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • World Cultures (HSC4M)
  • Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (HSE4M)
  • International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M)
  • Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)
  • Classical Civilizations (LVV4U)

Included in your Program:

 

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More details of what is included:

  • Excursions to Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Florence, The Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square
  • Visits to the Vatican, Colosseum, Acropolis, Po Lin Monastery, Big Buddha & Temples of Angkor
  • Zip lining, Mekong River cruise, snorkelling, hiking & trekking

Accommodations

Accommodations for the 2018-19 program will be posted at a later date.

Other Terms

See what destinations, courses and excursions we offer on the other terms:

*Plus $495 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1,295.00** in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change. Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.

**Plus Cancellation and/or Medical Insurance fees (if selected)**