Double your Community Service hours on our extended 24-day program for summer 2017 to both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Not only can you complete ALL your community service hours, you’ll also save $1000 by choosing the combined program++!
By combining our two-week Community Service program to Nicaragua with our two-week Community Service program to Costa Rica, students will have the unique opportunity to explore the unbelievable diversity of two fascinating Central American nations, all while completing their community service hours.
In Nicaragua, we will begin on the beaches of San Juan del Sur volunteering at an organization that gives low-income youth and adults new educational tools.
Next, on Ometepe Island, home to the Concepción and Maderas volcanoes, we will work with an organization to raise awareness for sustainability and participate in recycling projects.
Our last stop in Nicaragua is the country’s oldest colonial city, Granada, where we will strive to foster a love of learning through tutoring students at La Esperanza.
We will cross the border and begin our Costa Rican adventure in La Fortuna, where we will release wildlife back into their natural habitats.
We will then travel to Monteverde with its famous Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve, where will we work with a self-sustaining coffee plantation to learn how we can protect this beautiful environment sustainably.
We will end our four-week journey in Playas del Coco, to enjoy ocean and beach fun, as well as an evening participating with meal planning and preparing dinner for local children, all before our farewell banquet. This back-to-back program covers the best of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, all in one month.
Included in your Program:
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
- Group airport transfers at location•Transportation for moves between cities with the group
- Financial and material donations to local community partners
- Community service materials
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Farewell Banquet and Awards Night
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Designated outings and activities
- City orientation tours
- Use of free Internet, where available*
- Access to our Travel Journal and Vidigami
- Regular exercise activities
- And much more!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:
- Departure taxes, fees, and surcharges
- Registration fee of $195
- Medical insurance / cancellation protection
- Travel visas, where applicable
- Lunch, except at select volunteer projects
- Additional food / beverages
- Optional Excursions
This is a new program – 2017 flight details will be posted at a later date.
Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?
Blyth airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in Toronto”.
Are you making your own flight arrangements?
Students who make their own flight arrangements for this program can be met individually by Blyth staff at the destination airport and transferred to our accommodation at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email email@example.com no later than Thursday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in destination”.
*Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $575 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees.. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change.
**Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.
July 3 – July 27, 2017
(incl. taxes & fees)
|Tuition & Supervision||$540|
Accommodations for the 2017 programs will become available at a later date.
A comprehensive list of optional excursions for the Double Time Nicaragua and Costa Rica will become available in 2017. Please click below to view our Optional Excursion page. Optional Excursions