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.

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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Queenstown: 15,000ft of Excitement

Queenstown: 15,000ft of Excitement It's a bird, it's a plane... no, wait. If bungee jumping wasn't enough for our students, thirteen brave thrill-seekers took to the sky this Sunday for an afternoon of skydiving!Joe and I took our young daredevils to Nzone...

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Queenstown: Arrows and Academics

Queenstown: Arrows and Academics When we're not busy studying the likes of Shakespeare or dissecting various animal organs on Global High School, you can usually find us bouncing into one another on a field in New Zealand... true story!After a busy week of...

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Jumping into Queenstown!

Jumping into Queenstown! We arrived in Queenstown on Saturday and have already jumped off a bridge... literally!Our trek by bus from Dunedin to Queenstown was filled with the pastoral wonders of New Zealand's green countryside. We made a few stops along...

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Dunedin: Naturally New Zealand

Dunedin: Naturally New Zealand After a long-awaited return back to the islands of kiwis and rugby, we have arrived safely in New Zealand!Our new location is home to the second-most photographed building in the southern hemisphere, Dunedin! Frequently...

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Kangaroos and Shipwrecks

Brisbane: Kangaroos and Shipwrecks After close to one week our group has reached a consensus: we love Brisbane! From the shops and restaurants to the warm and inviting parks and green spaces, Brisbane has definitely left us charmed.All of our students made...

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Touchdown in Brisbane

Touchdown in Brisbane We have arrived in the charming city of Brisbane! This city is one of my personal favourites based on the simple calmness and immediate rush that one can feel after stepping outside of our hotel. We landed yesterday evening after a...

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Whitsundays: Snorkelling and Didgeridoos!

Whitsundays: Snorkelling and Didgeridoos! Bundled with sunglasses, towels and sunscreen, we were off to the races! Our group enjoyed a quick breakfast at the hotel followed by a stroll down to the marina to depart for our day at the Great Barrier Reef....

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Welcome to the Warm Whitsundays

Welcome to the Warm Whitsundays! Hello from the Whitsundays!We have safely arrived in Airlie Beach after two very short flights. We said goodbye to our Sydney hostel this morning and have checked into our hotel in the afternoon. We were greeted by John,...

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Sydney: Three Beaches, One Great Weekend

Sydney: Three Beaches, One Great Weekend! What a weekend this has been!Our travels hum with the excitement of the city as Joe and I accompanied a group of students to Manly Beach on Saturday for some sun and swimming. We all boarded a fast ferry from...

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Sunshine in Sydney! | Blyth Academy Global

Sunshine in Sydney! Good morning from Sydney!After a long day's journey into the night we have finally landed in Sydney. It was a long twenty-three hours, but we all managed to get comfortable and sleep for the whirlwind experience that was yet to come. As...

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GHS Term 2: A Final Reflection

GHS Term 2: A Final Reflection Well...we did it! Exams are done and boy can I smell the relief and sense of liberation in the air. Our students put forth a solid effort in preparing for their final evaluations, and proved to be successful! Taking every moment to...

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Term 2 Final Stop: Ayutthaya, Thailand

Hello Travel Journal followers! We arrived at our final destination, Ayutthaya, in the late afternoon on Sunday. We almost forgot what big and busy hotels looked like because we have spent most of our time in small boutique resorts and quiet guesthouses during our time in South East Asia.

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Thailand: Island life in Ko Lanta

I must say, we are really enjoying the island life. The pace here is something we can get used to, after all, we are staying at Relax Bay, so the only logical thing to do I believe is to relax! All jokes aside, the students are working very hard, and are using this downtime to work on their…

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Thailand: Cool Vibes in Ko Lanta

We have arrived safely in Ko Lanta! Again, I am sipping my morning coffee as I write to all of you! This is my most treasured moment of the day. Whether it be during the workweek back home in the midst of winter, on a vacation, or on a Blyth Academy program…

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Thailand: Cha Cha Chiang Rai!

As I sit here sipping my morning coffee at Resort Maryo and seeing off the crew going to the elephant sanctuary, I am reminded of how rich this experience is for all of us. One student the other day asked, “what am I going to do when I get home, I am so used to…

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We have arrived in Thailand!

We arrived safely in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Our resort at Hotel Maryo is stunning! The staff here is so lovely and they had a buffet dinner ready for us when we arrived yesterday in the late evening. Our breakfast buffet this morning was even better…

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