Semester One

Europe + Australia & New Zealand

STUDY ABROAD IN EUROPE + AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

About Semester One

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.

Term One begins in ancient Rome. Visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and marvel at the grandeur of the ancient Coliseum before heading into the winding streets of Florence to explore the birthplace of the Renaissance. Tour the Florence Cathedral and visit the David before departing south to Spain. As you wander through the beautiful quarters of Barcelona, become immersed in Catalan language, culture, and cuisine. Sun yourself at the glamorous Sitges Beach and be awestruck by examples of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell. Make the journey to Madrid to study the riches of the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace in the heart of Spain’s Capital city.

The cultural tour of Europe continues in Paris, the city of lights. Take part in a study group under the Eiffel Tower before heading across the channel to England. London is where you will acclimate with British culture, say hello to Big Ben and walk the London Bridge before retreating to the English countryside. Rejuvenate in Wiltshire during your stay in student residence at the historic Stonar School. Complete your studies on campus surrounded by 80 acres of parkland and gardens. Spend your free time swimming, playing tennis, visiting the stables or heading into the local town of Bath to tour the historic Great Baths of Roman Britain. Become accustom to the country life before closing the chapter on this leg of your global study abroad adventure.

Boomerangs, didgeridoos, kangaroos and kiwis await you on the other side of the globe. Discover the land down under’s unique wildlife and eco-systems, visit natural wonders, and ride the waves before hopping over to New Zealand’s adventures and astounding landscapes. In Term Two, you’ll experience sand, surf, sun and smiles.

Start off in Sydney, Australia. Tour Darling Harbour and see the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and enjoy a day at one of the city’s many beaches, including the hip Bondi Beach, or take a coastal walk. Head north to the Whitsunday Coast lined with sublime beaches, perfect for sun and relaxation. While here, sail to the Great Barrier Reef to discover its aquatic life before travelling down the east coast to study in Brisbane, a city that offers a taste of hipster cool with laid-back cafés, vintage shopping, and an artistic vibe. Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet koalas, feed kangaroos, and learn about unique Australian wildlife.

A marvel of geography, New Zealand offers dramatic landscapes that provided the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings films—no CGI needed here! Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is a place for adventurers and thrill-seekers. Here, we’ll blend study with outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, Frisbee and many more.

Stop in Rotorua, known for its geothermal activity, the area features numerous geysers and hot mud pools, before heading to the final stop in Auckland. This city offers a remarkable range of scenery, where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and enchanting islands. It’s a great environment to rest, study and recalibrate before heading home.

Itinerary

August 31st – December 11th, 2020*

TERM ONE
Rome ▸ 11 days
Florence ▸ 5 days
Barcelona ▸ 8 days
Madrid ▸ 8 days
Paris ▸ 7 days
London ▸ 2 days
Stonar School, Wiltshire* ▸ 10 days

TERM TWO
Sydney ▸ 7 days
Airlie Beach ▸ 7 days
Brisbane ▸ 7 days
Queenstown ▸ 11 days
Rotorua ▸ 7 days
Auckland ▸ 9 days

*Subject to change.

INCLUSIONS

Activities included in your program

The following activities are just some of the amazing activities you will be able to take part in, please view Term One or Term Two for a full list of included activites.

Vatican
Vatican
colosseum
colosseum
Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
Animal Reserves
Animal Reserves
Sailing to Great Barrier Reef
Sailing to Great Barrier Reef
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Colosseum
Included in your program: Acropolis
Included in your program: Vatican
Included in your program: Acropolis

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition & Supervision

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Departure taxes, fees & surcharges
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal & Vidigami
▸ Regular exercise activities
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

private sailboat students will stay on

WHERE WE STAY

Accommodations

Rome: TBA
Florence: TBA
Barcelona: TBA
Madrid: TBA
Paris: TBA
London: TBA
Wiltshire: Stonar School*
Sydney: TBA
Whitsunday Coast: TBA
Brisbane: TBA
Queenstown: TBA
Rotorua: TBA
Auckland: TBA

*Subject to change

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Dear Future Student

Be prepared for an experience that will be so unique and so incredible! This program will show you a whole new side of travel and immersion and is such a great opportunity to make great friends! I was nervous on the plane here, but the second I arrived, I felt right at home. Enjoy this unforgettable experience and see all you can!

Mia

HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

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

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

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OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

The following are examples of optional excursion our students participated in last year. Excursions and prices are subject to change. Please check back closer to the program date for a final list and your chance to register!

Term One Optional Excursions - Hiking in the Pyrenees
Term One Optional Excursions - Gladiator School
Term Two Optional Excursions - Bungee Jumping
Term Two Optional Excursions - Zorbing
Term One Optional Excursions - Beach Cruiser Bike Tour
Term Two Optional Excursions - Kayaking Down Under
Term Two Optional Excursions - Sky Diving - 12,000ft
Term Two Optional Excursions - Day Trip to Hobbitton
Term One Optional Excursions - Pisa
Term Two Optional Excursions - Moreton Island Day Trip
Term Two Optional Excursions - Sky Diving - 15,000ft
Term One Optional Excursions - Hiking in the Pyrenees
Term One Optional Excursions - Beach Cruiser Bike Tour
Term One Optional Excursions - Pisa
Term One Optional Excursions - Gladiator School
Term Two Optional Excursions - Kayaking Down Under
Term Two Optional Excursions - Moreton Island Day Trip
Term Two Optional Excursions - Bungee Jumping
Term Two Optional Excursions - Sky Diving - 12,000ft
Term Two Optional Excursions - Sky Diving - 15,000ft
Term Two Optional Excursions - Zorbing
Term Two Optional Excursions - Day Trip to Hobbitton

PROGRAM FEES
Travel Services$20,780
Tuition, Supervision, Health & Wellness$13,350
Taxes & Fees$2,490
Total Fee:
$36,620*

CANCELLATION PROTECTION & MEDICAL INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)
Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.$990
Medical Insurance** - click for policy details.$250
Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package**$1,190

Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***

*Plus $495 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1,095.00** in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change.

**Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.