STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & FIJI
About This Program
Oceania offers visitors a diverse array of destinations, from the hot, sandy beaches and busy cities of Australia, to the rugged snow-capped peaks and green valleys of New Zealand, to the blissful beach resorts of Fiji. Experience three seasons in a month on this extraordinary program to the other side of the planet.
Often referred to up here in the great snowy north as “Canada without winter,” Australia is a cosmopolitan, multicultural summer playground with feasts for foodies, thousands of gorgeous tropical beaches, sun, surf, and a welcoming, friendly vibe that will feel familiar to most Canadians.
In Sydney, known for its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, students can hike the amazing coastal trail from Coogee to the famed Bondi Beach, and opt to surf in Manly with some of the country’s best instructors. The seaside town of Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast offers a change of pace, with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the wonders of the world, and a sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands, where visitors can dig their toes into the soft sands of the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and have the option to snorkel.
To the south, Brisbane offers students a taste of hipster cool, with laid-back cafés, excellent vintage shopping, and an artistic vibe. While in the area, students can take the opportunity to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to meet koalas, feed kangaroos, and learn about unique Australian wildlife.
A marvel of geography, New Zealand offers dramatic landscapes that provided the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings films—no CGI needed here! Known as the adventure capital of the world, South Island’s Queenstown offers skiing on Coronet Peak, Maori cultural shows, kiwi bird sanctuaries, and more. Daredevils will have the option to skydive and bungee jump!
After all the excitement, students will luxuriate in relaxation on the tiny island nation of Fiji, famed for the contrast of its rugged landscape and crystal clear lagoons, which play host to extensive coral reefs, the perfect way to cap off an adrenalin-filled Oceanic adventure!
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: The Oceania winter months are July and August, but UV levels remain high. Wear a broad spectrum, biodegradable sunscreen to protect the skin as well as the ocean’s coral reef, which can get damaged from chemicals found in common sun creams. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
June 30th – July 24th, 2020
Sydney ▸ 4 days
Airlie Beach ▸ 6 days
Brisbane ▸ 2 days
Queenstown ▸ 6 days
Fiji ▸ 4 days
*All dates are subject to change.
Activities included in your program
▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities
▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!
* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.
Dear Future Student
Get ready for the program of a lifetime! You are travelling to some of the most beautiful places in the world with some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. You will get the chance to experience so many new things like bungee jumping or snorkelling! Do as many excursions as you can and be sure to step out of your comfort zone. I already know you’ll have the most amazing time!
HOW WE GET THERE
Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure
Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?
Blyth Academy airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth Academy group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please complete the Airport Meet-and-Greet application. Applications must be received by June 1st and will be fulfilled as available.
The following are examples of optional excursion our students participated in last summer. Excursions and prices are subject to change. Please check back in April 2020 for a final list and your chance to register!
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
|Tuition & Supervision||$1,950|
|Taxes & Fees||$1,000|
|CANCELLATION PROTECTION & MEDICAL INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)|
|Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.||$290|
|Medical Insurance* - click for policy details.||$90|
|Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package*||$370|
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***
*Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.
**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1000 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, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.
***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.