Blyth Academy: Global High School


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: High School
    • Program Length: Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter
    • Start Month: August, September, October
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Hotel
    • Application Fee: $495
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Blyth Academy's Global High School provides grade 11, 12 and gap year students with the opportunity to earn high school credits while traveling around the world.  In each eight week term, students earn two credits. Exciting excursions add to the experience and round out this amazing educational experience!

    Blyth Academy has been offering international study abroad programs to high school students for the past 43 years.  In each of the 8-week terms of Global High School, our students travel to different locations around the world which have been carefully selected based on how they tie into the curriculum.  Imagine your history class being taught on the Spanish Steps in Rome, or a biology class on the Great Barrier Reef!  All credits are transferable to any high school in Canada and the United States, and are accepted by all colleges and universities.

    Whether you are still in high school or taking a gap year, our Global High School program will provide you with the perfect opportunity to excel academically while experiencing the thrill of world travel.  Our mission is to provide a school without walls, where the opportunities in education are boundless, and the next adventure is always just around the corner!

    • Full Year program runs from August 31, 2020 – December 11, 2020
    • Full Year Cost: $36,620 CAD (includes airfare, meals, accommodation, excursions and much more!)
    • Cost per Term: $17,935 CAD - $19,685 CAD
    • Staff-chaperoned flights depart from Toronto.  Cost of airfare will be deducted if own travel arrangements are made.

    For the full list of courses being offered, please visit:  

    How to Apply

    Our Admissions Advisors are available Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm EST to answer your questions.  We can be reached toll-free in North America at 1-866-960-3552 ext 803 or by email at  If outside of North America, please call 1-647-875-8061.



    August 31, 2020 – October 22, 2020

    Rome (11 days) • Florence (5 days) • Barcelona (8 days) • Madrid (8 days) • Paris (7 days) • London (2 days) • Stonar School, Wilshire, England (10 days)

    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.


    October 22, 2020– December 11, 2020

    Sydney (7 days) • Airlie Beach (7 days) • Brisbane (7 days) • Queenstown (11 days) • Rotorua (7 days) • Auckland (9 days)

    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.


    Blyth Global High School students can expect to take part in many excursions, which have been designed to enhance the overall experience by immersing students in the local culture.  Here are just some of the included excursions in this year’s program:

    • Walking tours of each city
    • Visit Stonehenge
    • Museum visits in each city
    • See the Vatican & Sistine Chapel, Italy
    • Sailing to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    • Bungee Jumping in New Zealand
    • And More!

     Community Service

    As guests in other countries, we encourage our students to take part in various locally-driven community service activities. A letter from Blyth Academy will be written on each student's behalf documenting the work and hours completed.

    Travel Journal

    Our popular online Travel Journal is available to all parents and features regular program updates that feature the excursions and experiences of everyone on the program. Please visit to see recent entries from our current students.

    Exceptional Staff

    Blyth Academy carefully selects young and dynamic teachers who will bring textbooks to life as they focus on experiential education and personalized learning.  Our staff and students will be led by a Head of School managing the program as they travel each term.


    Global High School students will be housed in hotels the majority of the time.  In certain locations, such as Stonar, Wiltshire, they may stay in student residences.  Blyth Academy chooses accommodation that maintains a balance of proximity to sites, public transit and comfort. Most hotels have WiFi access in common areas and some will have WiFi or cable Internet in the rooms.  Students will stay in single, twin, triple or in quad rooms depending on the locations.  The majority of our hotels have been used for many years, and hotel staff are very accommodating.


    The safety and security of all students is our top priority. With the highest staff-to-student ratio of any educational travel program, Blyth Academy provides students with the support they need while away from home.  A carefully structured supervision process is designed to ensure the safety of all students while providing parents with peace of mind. Blyth Academy maintains a strictly enforced no-alcohol and no-drug policy.

    Report Cards

    Upon successful completion of each course, a report card will be sent to the student as well as to the student’s home school.  Blyth Academy is a private school, registered, inspected and certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education. These credits are easily transferred into the U.S. high school system, and course outlines are available upon request. 

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid and Scholarships are available upon request and is determined on a case by case basis. Please visit our website: for more information on the application process. 

    Cost and Session Information

    We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester. We offer students the opportunity to sign up for a Semester, or either of the two terms. 

    Please visit our website: to apply or to put yourself on the mailing list to receive our brochure. 

    Reviews (2)

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      Reviewed on 28/12/2014 by Liam

      The academic experience that Blyth provides is exceptional. From the teachers to the on-site tutors to the amazing locations to the fun and exhilarating activities that we did. Having the opportunity to travel and learn is a wonderful combination of adventure with the benefit of learning my high school courses in really amazing places. I have not been bored for a single day. Everyday we get up and do something new and unique as we are always learning on-site. The teachers are so incredibly knowledgable yet they are cool too. I know that I will forever look back on my Blyth course experiences as absolutely the best semesters of my high school.

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      Reviewed on 22/12/2014 by Lindsay

      I was a student in terms one and two of Blyth Academy's Global High School, and I can confidently say that it not only helped me excel in my academics but it also provided me with an amazing experience. I was able to get some of my mandatory courses in along with some optional ones that interested me, like world history. What better way to study world history than while travelling Europe? But asides from the academics, GHS provided me with opportunities to learn about something other than English or Math. As I was travelling through Europe, living in 5 different countries over the course of three and a half months, I learned a lot about the world. I met people from across Europe, I learned bits and pieces of different languages, I tried food I had sworn I never would (and loved it), I adapted to the weather in Oxford and the weather in Greece, I went on a dozen walking tours, and I saw things I had only read about before. I climbed the Eiffel Tower, I explored the abandoned Spartan ruins, I took a gondola ride in the canals of Venice, and this is just off the top of my head. I not only got to travel to Europe, but LIVE in Europe. It wasn't just a vacation, it was three and a half amazing months in my life that will stay with me forever.

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