A Typical Day on an International Summers Program

GRADES 9-10

Our Grade 9 and 10 programs are structured to provide students with a safe, nurturing environment in which to experience the cultures and locations we visit. Full-day classes are generally held Monday to Friday with breaks for lunch. The travel itinerary may require adjustments to the class schedule. All activities and excursions are included, and are planned around school time in the evenings and on the weekends. Grade 9 and 10 programs are 100% supervised.

Grade 9-10: Your Typical Day
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Classes
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Afternoon Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Homework and Supervised Evening Activities
10:00 pm Room check and lights out (10:30 pm on weekends)
GRADES 11-12

Our Grade 11 and 12 programs are structured to provide students with a safe, nurturing environment in which to experience the cultures and locations we visit. Full-day classes are generally held Monday to Friday with breaks for lunch. The travel itinerary may require adjustments to the class schedule. All activities are planned around school time in the evenings and on the weekend.

Grade 11-12 Academic Programs: Your Typical Day
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Classes
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Afternoon Classes, Organized Recreation, Sports, Tours, and/or Homework
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Homework and Evening Activities
11:00 pm Sign-In, Curfew and back in residence (12:30 am curfew on weekends)
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service Programs are an invigorating mix of rewarding community service activities and organized recreation, allowing you to develop your leadership skills and have fun too. Community Service activities generally take place the majority of the week for alternating full days or half-days with local excursions organized for when the students are not volunteering. Each student will receive a letter detailing the community involvement hours and activities that can be added to their secondary school diploma. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please email admissions@blytheducation.com.

Community Service: Your Typical Day
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Community Service Activities
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Community Service Activities, Organized Recreation, Sports, Volunteer preparations or debrief, and/or Tours
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Activities
11:00 pm Sign-In, Curfew and back in residence (12:30 am curfew on weekends, except evenings prior to volunteer project)
THE STUDENTS

All of our students are between 13 and 19 years old. They come from public, separate, and private schools across Canada, the United States, and beyond. They bring a wonderful mix of ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds to our programs.

CURFEW

Grade 9 and 10 Programs
Curfew is set at 10:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Grade 9 and 10 students do not receive sign-out privileges.

Grade 11 and 12 Programs and Community Service Programs
Curfew is set at 11:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and 12:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Program staff ensure that sign-in and sign-out procedures are carefully explained and adhered to. Overnight stays away from the program are not permitted. There are no exceptions.

MEALS

For Grade 11, 12 and Community Service participants, breakfast and dinner will be provided daily, but part of the fun and immersion of your program will involve exploring local gastronomy. Program staff are on hand to help you with restaurant recommendations for lunches.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included for the Grade 9 and 10 Program participants.

EXCURSIONS

Our programs offer many included field trips and excursions, designed to relate directly to material covered in class. Many students find our summer program has completely re-enthused them about the learning process and has provided them with great preparation for university.

ACCOMMODATION

Blyth Academy chooses accommodation that maintains a balance of proximity to sites, public transit, and comfort. Blyth Academy uses hotel accommodation for the majority of our programs. Certain programs also stay in student residences within local universities. Some hotels have pools. Most hotels have WiFi access in common areas such as lobbies and restaurants. Some hotels have WiFi or cable Internet within the rooms. Air-conditioned rooms will be provided, where available. Students will stay in single, twin, triple, or quad rooms depending on the locations. The majority of our hotels have been used by Blyth Academy for many years, and hotel staff are very accommodating.

For up-to-date information on accommodations for your program please visit your specific program page. View all here