- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Scotland, Galapagos Islands, Croatia, Hawaii
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: March, June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
Blyth Academy International Summers offers over 20 programs in more than 30 countries that provide students with the opportunity to earn a high school credit during the summer. We also offer Community Service programs where students can earn their high school involvement hours in Costa Rica!
For the past 43 years, Blyth Academy has been leading students out of the classroom and into the world, providing exceptional study-abroad and meaningful community service experiences. With programs lasting 12 to 40 days, students are able to earn high school credits while broadening their horizons in ways that can only come from worldwide travel. With caring and empathetic staff members who focus on personalized learning and experiential education in very small classes, students are inspired to explore their cultural surroundings and excel in their academic courses. Blyth Academy’s on-site teams provide outstanding leadership and teaching, as well as 24/7 support. Staff-chaperoned flights and airport transfers are included in the program fee.
Our students begin each day together with breakfast and then spend the morning with their class, studying subjects such as English, Math, Science or Photography (just to name a few!). With a focus on experiential learning, the classroom can be anywhere – at a historical site, in a park, or even on a boat. At lunch, we encourage our students to explore their surroundings together so that they can experience the local culture and cuisine. Afternoons are spent taking part in a variety of organized activities, which may include snorkelling, surfing, hiking, or a cultural excursion to places like Pompeii or the Palace of Versailles. Dinner is eaten together as a group every night, and time is allotted for homework, preparation for the following day and social activities. A farewell banquet is always organized to mark the end of each amazing program.
While the teens on our Community Service programs spend part of each day work with various NGOs, students in our academic programs are also offered an optional community service activity so that can give back. Students will work with organizations doing environmental and educational projects, which may include serving at a Soup Kitchen, helping at an orphanage, working at an animal shelter or performing reforestation work.
For students entering Grade 9 or 10
Students will earn one high school credit on each program. This summer, we have Grade 9/10 programs travelling to Costa Rica and the U.K.! To view all programs offered, please visit our website at https://blythsummers.ca/programs-offered/
To see a full list of courses being offered, please our website at https://blythsummers.ca/courses-offered/
What you should know: Students will be supervised at all times. All meals, accommodations and select excursions and outings are included, and afternoons and evenings are fully supervised and spent with staff doing academic and fun extra-curricular activities.
For students entering Grade 11 or 12
Students will earn one Ontario high school credit on each program. This summer we have programs travelling to Central America, Oceania, Asia, and select countries all over Europe. To view all programs offered, please visit our website at https://blythsummers.ca/programs-offered/
To see a full list of courses being offered, please our website.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS (March Break and Summer)
We offer students the opportunity to complete their community service hours on programs running in the summer and during March Break. To view the programs offered during March Break, please visit our website at https://blythmarchbreak.ca/
For students in Grades 10 - 12, and 15-19 years old.
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 program fees include round-trip airfare from Toronto, Ontario. Option to make own travel arrangements available. Students will be met at the destination by Blyth Academy Staff.
Our popular online Travel Journal is available to all parents and features regular program updates. Please visit https://blythsummers.ca/travel-journal/ to see entries from previous years. You will be able to see pictures and read journal blogs that feature everyone on your child’s program, documenting their excursions and experiences as they enjoy their program.
Upon successful completion of the course, a report card will be sent to the student as well as to the student’s home school by registered mail. 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. If your child takes part in a Community Service program, you will receive a formal letter from Blyth Academy documenting his or her contribution and hours of service.
Blyth Academy strongly believes in the value of educational travel and the impact it has on students' academic and professional futures. We believe in making our programs accessible to all students and therefore provide financial aid to families who have demonstrated financial need. The Financial Aid Application Form can be found at https://blythsummers.ca/financial-aid/
How to Register
Our Admissions Advisors are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST. Please call us at 1-866-960-3552 ext 803 or email email@example.com. Once you are ready, you can submit your application using our secure online registration system.
Jennifer Boughner (Program Participant, Rome & the Greek Islands, 2014)
I chose a Blyth Academy International Summers Program to allow me to lighten my course load for the next year while having fun and broadening my horizons. I also wanted to push myself to meet some amazing new friends while learning to travel independently. Blyth Academy gave me one of the most amazing experiences of my life! On my program, I made lifelong memories and friendships. The teachers were passionate and involved, and they made class fun and interesting. I was able to appreciate how big the world is and was inspired to study and travel abroad again in the future, including through university. The program also allowed me to meet new friends from around the world, and we all remain in close contact.
Pamela and Michael McDermott (Son Spencer participated in the Amazon & Galapagos program, as well as a Community Service program in Bhutan)
Spencer first went to the Amazon & Galapagos to earn a credit in Grade 12 Biology. Once he was gone, it was like letting a firefly free from a jar. He came home a different person - more independent and filled with the joy and excitement of learning. He excelled and achieved a fantastic mark in Grade 12 Biology. The Spring Break Program to Bhutan was another important milestone for Spencer. To have travelled to such an isolated and magical country was such an education for him - a gift, really. His community service was interesting and varied, and he really connected with a different culture there. The Program Manager was fantastic and the other students who went with him were similar in heart and soul. Spencer matured emotionally and learned that giving of yourself is truly wonderful and that it makes you feel so good.
Rachel Cundari (Participated in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji program in 2013, and the Community Service program in Costa Rica in 2014)
My two programs were definitely trips of a lifetime. I loved how I got to travel the world, make new friends, learn new things, help out people, and just so much more. It seriously was the best. One thing that really stuck out the most for me was the teachers on the programs. They really wanted the best for us and were always willing to help whenever we needed it. Blyth Academy helped me academically because my teachers would help me out 24/7. I could ask them questions at dinner and they would help. I really understood what we were learning about because the teachers were so passionate about our education. Also, Blyth Academy allowed me to make so many new friends. We still keep in touch today!
Cost and Session Information
Depending on the program, sessions range from 2-4 weeks in length.
Cost per programs ranges from $4,395 - $9,995 CAD, with flights and taxes included.
Please visit our website at: www.blythsummers.com to request a brochure for this summer.