Global High School Travel Journal

Below are a collection of travel journal entries from the program managers and activity coordinators about the students personal and experiential education and travels.

We Have Arrived in Athens!

We Have Arrived in Athens! Dear Parents, Last week saw us spending a final few days in Heraklion catching up on assignments, ISPs and the end of our lessons before we boarded the night ferry for Athens. We arrived in the Greek capital at dawn on Friday morning, tired,...

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Our First Week in Rome

Our First Week in Rome Dear Parents, We have now completed our first week in Rome and are experiencing what has become Europe’s never-ending summer with temperatures well into the high 20s. Our hotel, situated in the popular Trastevere neighbourhood of Rome, is...

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Exploring Florence

Exploring Florence Dear Parents, Florence, a global epicentre of art, statues and architecture and the birthplace of Renaissance embraced us this week with her warm Florentine hospitality and ambient culture. Wednesday, after our flight from Barcelona, we settled into...

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Busy in Barcelona!

Busy in Barcelona! Dear Parents, It seems like we just arrived in Barcelona and yet our time here is coming to an end. The land of Gaudi’s whimsical architecture, siestas and fiestas, has left us embracing the spirit and heart of Barcelona. And, like the adjacent sea,...

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Greetings from Barcelona!

Greetings from Barcelona! It has been a very busy last few days but we have settled in comfortably here in beautiful Barcelona and into our third week of Blyth Academy Global High School. Since I have been in touch by phone and directly by email with most of you...

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A Day Trip to London

A Day Trip to London After the first three days of classes and getting accustomed to our new life at Oxford, the pace shifted for our Global students. On Saturday, students finally had a morning to sleep in before they started their first weekend of excursions. An...

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We Have Arrived in Oxford!

We Have Arrived in Oxford! Dear Parents, Here at our end, Global High School in Oxford has begun and the program is now well underway! On Tuesday, we arrived in the town of Oxford and proceeded to St. Hilda’s, where students were assigned roommates and dorm rooms....

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Our Final Evening as a GHS Family

Our Final Evening as a GHS Family Our grand adventure has come to an end. We have been travelling, learning, exploring and growing together for many weeks or in some cases months and have formed very strong bonds with one another. Parents – I hope you recognize the...

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Our Last Few Days in Cusco

Our Last Few Days in Cusco Can you believe this adventure is almost finished? We cannot! However, we are making the most of our last few days as we prepare to write exams and say goodbye to all of the friends we have made over the past months. Film class has been...

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Global High School is no stranger to early morning wake up calls and our Tuesday morning visit to Machu Picchu was no exception. The alarm clocks rang early at 4:15 am and an excited group of staff and students met in the hotel lobby for breakfast at 4:30...

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Adventure Tour: Day 2

Adventure Tour: Day 2 Waking up at the Monkey House proved to be an experience not to be missed, although we did miss our warm showers. Crepes, bananas and honey for breakfast overlooking the Andes was followed by a visit from our own little private zoo. The monkey...

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Adventure Tour – Day One

Adventure Tour - Day One Hola, parents and visitors! This Sunday our Blyth Academy group started our Machu Picchu adventure tour with a bang. On the top of a mountain, we began our descent as we mountain biked through the rain, travelling a total horizontal distance...

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Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley In preparation for our excursion to visit the beautiful archaeological sites Sacred Valley has to offer, we left at 7:30 (the equivalent of the crack of dawn for our students!). We met Luis, our guide, and we all loaded into the bus, excited to explore...

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Our first full day in Peru…

Our first full day in Peru... …was amazing! “This is my favourite place of the semester.” “The mountains are so beautiful.” “My chest feels tight and it’s a bit hard to breathe but it’s worth it!” All comments made by GHS students as we settle into the final leg of...

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Hiking in the Andes

Hiking in the Andes GHS began our hiking adventures in the Pyrenees outside of Barcelona and continued them in Laos and Thailand. We felt like we had really perfected our hiking in Queenstown, New Zealand but then we arrived in Otavalo, Ecuador. One of the must-do...

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High Ropes Experience

High Ropes Experience During one of the mornings of our short visit to the Amazon Rainforest, we explored the treetops in an adrenaline rushing high ropes course. After a ten-minute car ride, we hiked up a muddy hill in the rain and were greatly rewarded with an...

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Amazon Jungle Trek

Amazon Jungle Trek Before making our way to our next destination in Ecuador, some of our adventurous Global High School students and staff had another opportunity to go on an Ecuadorian rainforest hike, while others went on a canopy tour. Up early, we put on our...

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A Meal With Family in Ecuador

A Meal With Family in Ecuador On this sunny Sunday in Otavalo, GHS staff and students were the guests of Hernan and Priscilla Barahona, Cidel’s mom and dad and Chichi Moscoso and Alfredo Pena, Isabela’s mom and dad. These wonderful, gracious people invited us to join...

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The Amazon

The Amazon We started our morning early getting ready for an exciting adventure into the Ecuadorian jungle. During our tour, we had the opportunity to learn about a lot of animals and plants and their relationship with the ecosystems they belong to from our...

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Our last day in Costa Rica

Our last day in Costa Rica Beaches and boards, a cruise along the crocodile river and horseback riding on the beach...what do these activities have in common? They were all part of our final, memorable day in Costa Rica. GHS had an early breakfast and headed out in...

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