A Typical Day On An
International Summers Program

YOUR TYPICAL DAY

Grade 9/10

Our Grade 9 and 10 programs are for students aged 13 – 15, and are structured to provide students with a safe, nurturing environment in which to experience the cultures and locations we visit, introducing them to the excitement of international study while giving parents peace of mind that their children are under constant and expert guidance.

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 mentioned in the itinerary are included, and are planned around school time in the evenings and on the weekends. Grade 9 and 10 programs are 100% supervised.

SCHEDULE
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)
SCHEDULE
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)

YOUR TYPICAL DAY

Grade 11/12

Our Grade 11 and 12 Academic Programs are for students aged 15 – 19, and are designed to provide a perfect balance of academics and fun. With courses taught by faculty handpicked from across Canada and the world, and activities and excursions chosen and supervised by our seasoned and knowledgeable support staff, students are sure to get the most out of these three- to six-week programs.

YOUR TYPICAL DAY

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.

SCHEDULE
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)

About Our 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.

students at Oxford university

WHERE WE STAY

Accommodations

Our accommodations maintain a balance of proximity to sites, public transit, and comfort. We use hotel accommodation for the majority of our programs. Certain programs also stay in student residences at local universities, as well as hostels. Some hotels have pools, and most have WiFi access in common areas. 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. We’ve used the majority of our hotels 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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Student Curfews

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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program 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.

students at Oxford university

Included 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. For up-to-date information on included excursions for your program please visit your specific program page.