Cozumel August Blyth Academy International Summers Program

TRAVEL JOURNAL

Cozumel August - students on the deck of the catamaran

Cozumel August: The End

The End As the end of the program neared, students worked hard to finish strong in their courses. Our soccer game was a huge success. The score may not have reflected it as the hotel staff came out victorious but the giggles and smiles everyone’s faces sure would. It...
Cozumel August - students at chichen itza

Cozumel August: Chichen Itza Excursion

Chichen Itza Some of our group had the opportunity to experience Chichen Itza. It was a long travel day but well worth it as students had the chance to see the Mayan ruins and go for a refreshing swim after. Chichen Itza (or Chicken Pizza for those who can’t remember...
Cozumel August - students standing in front of a hyperbaric chamber

Cozumel August: Hyperbaric Chamber Visit, Salsa Lesson & Karaoke

Hyperbaric Chamber Visit, Salsa Lesson & Karaoke If you were driving through Cozumel you would see a diving place as frequently as you would see a McDonalds back in Canada. There is at least one on every street corner so it’s only natural for them to have a...

STUDY ABROAD IN MEXICO

About This Program

Situated just off the coast of Mexico’s storied Mayan Riviera lies the island of Cozumel, a Caribbean ecological paradise offering a remarkable diversity of ocean life, beautiful beaches, mangrove forests, and Mayan ruins to explore.

First settled by the Maya as a sacred place of the moon goddess Ix Chel, Cozumel is a short ferry ride from Cancun and Playa del Carmen and offers abundant opportunities to enjoy swimming, tennis, volleyball, and runs along the beach in the Caribbean sunshine, all while studying poolside under beach umbrellas.

Take a break from studying and spend a half day taking care of furry friends at one of our community partners—and earn your high school Community service hours for participating! All students will cuddle, feed, brush and care for the island’s strays at a local animal shelter.

Step away from the sandy shores and explore the town of San Miguel for a taste of Cozumel’s culture, with its quirky shops, a theatre, and an entertaining history museum. Rejuvenate with yoga sessions, learn Spanish, practise your footwork with salsa lessons, and head offshore for a sunset cruise on a catamaran.

Optional excursions abound, with the opportunity to experience the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ocean lovers will jump at the chance to scuba dive on a taster dive or a PADI certification course, and swim with whale sharks, a perfect way to cap off your time in this Mexican paradise.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: When purchasing sunscreen, look for biodegradable creams and avoiding products that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can effect Cozumel’s underwater ecosystem.

Itinerary

July 25th – August 15th, 2019

 
Cozumel ▸ 22 days

*All dates are subject to change.

INCLUSIONS

Activities included in your program

hiking
hiking
spanish classes
spanish classes
community service opportunity
community service opportunity
beach sports
beach sports
salsa dancing
salsa dancing
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Spanish Lessons
Included in your program: Community Service Opportunity
Included in your program: Beach Sports
Included in your program: Salsa Dancing

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ 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.

Casa Del Mar

WHERE WE STAY

Accommodations

Cozumel: Casa del Mar

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Dear Future Student

I hope you are excited because you are about to experience an amazing three weeks! You are going to make friends that you will always keep in touch with and memories that will last a lifetime. Try as many restaurants as you can, wear sunscreen and spend as much time in the ocean as you possibly can. Have fun!

Grace

HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

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 July 1st and will be fulfilled as available.

Are you making your own flight arrangements?

Students who make their own flight arrangements for this program can be met individually by Blyth Academy staff at the Cozumel International Airport (CZM) and transferred to our accommodation at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email studentservices@blytheducation.com no later than July 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in destination”.

Toronto Group
Please Note: Toronto group flights are full. Students may still join the program and make independent flight arrangements.

DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Thursday, July 25, 2019
WestJet flight 2580
Depart Toronto 9:10 am
Arrive Cancun 12:08 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Ferry Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ferry Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Thursday, August 15, 2019
WestJet flight 2685
Depart Cancun 1:10 pm
Arrive Toronto 6:14 pm

Calgary Group
DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Thursday, July 25, 2019
WestJet flight 2310
Depart Calgary 9:25 am
Arrive Cancun 3:56 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Ferry Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Thursday, August 15, 2019
United Airlines flight 1548
Depart Cozumel 12:55pm
Arrive Houston 3:17pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019
United Airlines flight 1780
Depart Houston 7:40pm
Arrive Calgary 10:52pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Chichen Itza
Optional Excursion: Chichen Itza

PROGRAM FEES
Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$2,005
Taxes & Fees$682.50
Tuition & Supervision$1,390
Total:$4,077.50**
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and $682.50 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.