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.

2018 Valedictorian Speech

2018 Valedictorian Speech   On June 1st, 2018, Blyth Academy Global High School’s class of 2018 had their graduation. Below is the speech that Valedictorian Malaika K. gave during the ceremony. Please enjoy. "Hello, I am the American. It may not be my most...

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Class of 2018

BLYTH ACADEMY GLOBAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 2018 On June 1st, 2018, Blyth Academy Global High School’s class of 2018 had their graduation. These students have spent the last 8 months travelling around the world, starting in Oxford and ending in Cusco....

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Exam time in Cusco

Exam time in Cusco The time has come for students to wrap up their term abroad! It has been a busy week of studying and finalizing assignments to finish our courses and get ready for summer vacation! Last we remember we were beginning our classes in San Juan del Sur,...

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Final Stop: Cusco

Final Stop: Cusco We have fallen in love with the beautiful city of Cusco! After our weekend trek through the Andes, we have arrived safely in the old Inca city of Cusco. Believe it or not, the city is actually higher than Machu Pichu and sits at 11,152 ft above sea...

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We Climbed Machu Picchu!

We Climbed Machu Picchu! We finally made it to Machu Picchu after a whirlwind two days of trekking through the Andes! On Tuesday morning we rose extra early at the strike of 4:00 am to grab some breakfast and head back out on the trail. After we unloaded our backpacks...

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Machu Picchu Hike: Day 2!

Machu Picchu Hike: Day 2! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Machu Picchu Hike: Day 1!

Machu Picchu Hike: Day 1! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Urubamba and Ollantaytambo

Urubamba and Ollantaytambo Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Clouds, Continents and Coffee Farms!

Clouds, Continents and Coffee Farms! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the...

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From Arenal to Monteverde

From Arenal to Monteverde Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Cooking Lessons with Uncle Mario

Cooking Lessons with Uncle Mario Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry...

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Tamarindo and Ocotal

Tamarindo and Ocotal Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to Ometepe....

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Early Morning Scuba Lessons

Early Morning Scuba Lessons Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Zipping Through Coco

Zipping Through Coco! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to Ometepe....

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Hello From Coco!

Hello from Coco! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to Ometepe. We...

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Nicaragua: Greetings from Granada!

Nicaragua: Greetings from Granada! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the...

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Toads, Coffee and Salsa!

Toads, Coffee and Salsa! Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Paradise on Ometepe Island

Paradise on Ometepe Island Hello from the island! We made the trip from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe Island on Friday with an early start to the day. After saying our goodbyes to the Pacific abode, we were transferred to the San Jorge Terminal to board the ferry to...

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Soft Serves and Helping Hands

Soft Serves and Helping Hands! The first round of our volleyball tournament has begun!Joe, Gerri and I took our volleyball players down the beach yesterday afternoon to begin our inaugural volleyball tournament. When we arrived at the beach, students were...

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GHS Takes Hermosa Beach

GHS Takes Hermosa Beach What better way to celebrate hard work than with waves?! Yesterday after classes, staff and students made their way to Playa Hermosa for an afternoon of surfing.Our instructors picked us up from the hotel after lunch and took us on...

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From Saddles to Surfboards

From Saddles to Surfboards It's been a busy weekend on Global High School! Staff and students jumped on a few horses and rode the waves right down to the refreshing end.A group of students attended the optional horseback riding excursion on Saturday...

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San Juan Del Sur: Hola, Term 4!

San Juan Del Sur: Hola, Term 4! Greetings from Nicaragua!We arrived safely in Nicaragua after a long day of travel from the Southern Hemisphere and back home in Canada. This weekend has been all about becoming familiar with the local scene and catching up...

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Term 3: Final Reflection

Term 3: Final Reflection Who knew that eight weeks would come and go so quickly? Last I remember, we were all becoming acquainted at our hostel in Sydney only to jump to the final hours before our departure home and onward.Before our banquet yesterday, I...

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Exam Time in Auckland

Exam time in Auckland Welcome to our final week of Global High School's Term 3!Where has the time gone? Last I knew we were meeting at the airport to say our final goodbyes and head out on what would become the learning adventure of our lives.We took to...

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Rolling Around Rotorua

Rolling Around Rotorua After an extended time among the gorgeous mountains of Queenstown, we have arrived safely on the North Island in Rotorua!We checked into our hotel on Friday afternoon after a hillside transfer through the New Zealand countryside. Our...

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