Terms and Conditions
All cancellations must be made in writing with appropriate documentation. Registration fee of $495 is non-refundable in case of cancellation. Tuition fees may be refundable in case of cancellation based on the following timelines:
- Greater than 180 days (six months) pri-or to the ﬁrst term attended: 100% re-fundable (excluding registration fee and medical insurance)
- Greater than 120 days (four months) prior to the ﬁrst term attended: 50% re-fundable (excluding registration fee and medical insurance)
- 120 days (four months) to 90 days (three months) prior to the ﬁrst term attended: 25% refundable (excluding registration fee and medical insurance)
- Within 90 days (three months) prior to the ﬁrst term attended: 100% non-re-fundable
No refunds will be given for students who voluntarily withdraw during any program, nor will any refund be given for any student who is asked to leave the program for use of drugs, abuse of alcohol, or disobeying program rules.
Enrolments received within 30 days prior to departure are subject to availability and to a surcharge.
Medical Insurance and Cancellation Protection
We strongly recommend that you purchase the Medical Insurance & Cancellation Protection Plan, which includes:
- Program cancellation before you leave home. If you need to cancel your program because of a covered illness or medical emergency, your trip investment is protected.
- Emergency Medical Coverage, as ap-plicable, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if you need to be referred to a doctor, to get help in a foreign language, to be brought home for medical attention, or to access other assistance services in an emergency.
- Bedside companion’s travel if you are hospitalized for more than three days.
Cancellation Protection Plan is under-written by Blyth Educational Travel (TICO Registration #50016735). For Medical Insurance underwriters information, please visit www.blythsummers.com for full policy details.
Cancellation protection and/or medical travel insurance must be purchased or declined at the time of registration. The medical travel insurance is only available to Canadian residents who have valid provincial health coverage. Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered. Other exclusions apply. Refer to policy for details. Medical insurance is non-refundable.
Travel services, including all air travel, transfers, hotel accommodations, cruise accommodations, and local excursions, are provided by Blyth Educational Travel. TICO registration # 50016735. The travel portion of your fees is protected by The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund. The travel provider reserves blocks of roundtrip seats on speciﬁc flights. Due to the nature of group fares, it is not possible for individuals to change their departure or return dates. Those students who, for personal reasons, do not want to use the flight portion included in the program fee, may be eligible for a reduction from the advertised program fees. Please call for details. Transfers to and from the airports while in destination are included for the group flights only. Individuals who make their own travel arrangements are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport. Please note that we do not have access to the student rooms either before or after the dates of our programs. Students who arrive before the ﬁrst day or who need to stay after the last day of the programs must make their own arrangements. Programs are based on availability. Additional charges for late registration may apply. Parents and other adult guests are not permitted to join the group during the program.
Changes to the Itinerary
Due to unforeseeable circumstances, it may happen that we are obliged to make changes to the itinerary as it appears in the brochure. Blyth Academy reserves the right to alter the location, itinerary, accommodation, or transportation of any of the programs, and to provide alternatives of equal value and quality. In this event, we would endeavour to minimize the changes.
Documents and Visa Requirements
ll students require a valid passport for our programs. Students must make sure that their passport is up-to-date and valid for at least six months after their expected return date. Canadian residents travelling with foreign passports must carry a Permanent Residence card or similar document of proof of Canadian residency. Visa requirements for Canadian citizens for the speciﬁc trip the student is taking will be indicated. Blyth Educational Travel will not be responsible for students who travel without the required documents. All non-Canadian passport holders must notify Blyth at time of application.
Blyth Academy and Blyth Educational Travel reserve the right to dismiss any student for alcohol and/or drug abuse or for continued disobedience of the rules, and to send the offending student home from the program at their own or their parents’ expense. Students are expected to conform to the laws of the countries while participating in the program. No alcohol consumption is permitted on any Blyth program. Any student found in possession of, or using, illegal drugs, will be sent home from the program at their own or their parents’ expense, and may be subject to penalties under the law of the countries that they are visiting. Students are expected to attend and to be on time for all classes and academic activities, and to complete all of their course requirements. Hitchhiking or the operation of motorized vehicles is strictly forbidden while participating in the program.
Liability and Responsibility
Blyth Academy and Blyth Educational Travel will accept no responsibility for any travel arrangements that are recreational and not related to the academic program or the housing portion. The travel-service provider, the operator, their agents and/or suppliers of services act only as agents for the traveller and accept no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, vessel, train, motor coach, or any other conveyance used in connection with these programs, nor for any delay, loss or accident to trav-ellers or baggage occasioned by such services from whatsoever cause. In the event that it becomes necessary for the comfort and/or well-being of the passenger, or for any other reason, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the tour operator. The right is reserved to cancel any program and to decline to accept any person as a member of the program at any time. Any IATA or ATC member carrier may be used for the programs. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board the aircraft. The passenger ticket in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchasers of those tickets and/or passengers.
Discounts cannot be combined; this includes all discounting, special offers, scholarships and ﬁnancial aid. Seasonal dis-counts may be released periodically, and can only be applied between the dates advertised.
Blyth Academy does its best to minimize currency risks, however, if a signiﬁcant change in currency occurs between contract signature and ﬁnal departure, additional charges may apply.