2019/2020 Semester One

Semester One Itinerary

Oxford • London (Day trip) • Barcelona • Florence • Rome • Crete • Athens • Beijing • Siem Reap • Luang Prabang • Mekong River Cruise • 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 stay in residence at Oxford University, the perfect home base for exploring this historic university. Visit the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and punt down the River Cherwell before making your way to Spain.

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! Make your way through the winding streets of Florence to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to Blyth Academy Florence. Stop in and say hello to our staff and students before departing south to Rome where you will visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the grandeur of the ancient Colosseum.

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 study abroad adventure.

ASIA
Explore the bustling city of Beijing, 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 begins in China’s capital city of Beijing, both a modern and ancient place to explore. From the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square to the Great Wall of China, everything tells an incredible story. Beijing is an ever-evolving megacity of over 21 million that is home to seven separate UNESCO World Heritage sites; 91 universities; a variety of palaces, temples, parks, gardens, and tombs; a thriving cultural and arts scene; and much, much more. It is impossible to be bored in this buzzing metropolis – every turn brings new adventures, sights, and sounds.

Step out of the city and into the lush jungles 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 Buddhist temples, see shrines decorated in gold, covered in intricate carvings and inhabited by orange-clad monks, and get your thrills on a zip line 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 their 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.

FLIGHT DETAILS

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.

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Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Coming soon…

August 26 – December 6, 2019

Travel Services
(Incl. Taxes & Fees)
$18,200
Tuition, Supervision and Health and Wellness$11,540
Total Fee:
$29,740*

or use your Aeroplan Points

Courses

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

Included in your Program:

 

Stonehenge
acropolis
Angkor Wat
Great Wall
And more

 
More details of what is included:

  • Excursions to Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, 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

A final list of Accommodations for 2019/2020 will be updated closer to the program 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)**