Cozumel July 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program

TRAVEL JOURNAL

Cozumel July - student & teacher group shot after basketball tournament

Cozumel July: Staff vs. Student 3-on-3 Basketball

Staff vs. Student 3-on-3 Basketball Staff and teachers went head to head for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Teachers arrived in uniform, ready to take on the skill and outrageous height difference between themselves and the student teams. Much to everyone’s surprise,...
Cozumel July - students with Josefina ready for their Mexican cooking class

Cozumel July: Mexican Cooking Night

Mexican Cooking Night A group of students went to learn a few things in Mexican cuisine. We arrived at a quaint little home close to the centre of Cozumel where we met our host, Josefina. She greeted us and invited us in. As we began to prep our food, she explained...
Study Abroad in Cozumel this summer with Blyth Academy International Summers

Cozumel July: Mexican Culture Assignment

Mexican Culture Assignment Doing research for the Mexican Culture assignment was not only fun but also very fascinating. Working with a partner made it a lot easier and was a bigger source of motivation. Discovering and learning about the local Mexican culture...

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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 3rd – July 24th, 2019

 
Cozumel ▸ 22 days

*All dates are subject to change.

CHOOSE ONE

Available Courses

students having class by the pool

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

You’re in for a wild ride, but it sure will be a fun one! Don’t forget your sunscreen and water – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Find the balance between work and play and you’ll have a great time. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there because, by the end of the program, you’ll have made a huge new group of friends. I hope you have an amazing time

Heather

HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Toronto Group

DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
WestJet flight 2580
Depart Toronto 9:35 am
Arrive Cancun 12:33 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Ferry Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Ferry Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WestJet flight 2581
Depart Cancun 4:55 pm
Arrive Toronto 9:59 pm

Calgary Group
Please Note: Calgary group flights are full. Students may still join the program and make independent flight arrangements.
DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
WestJet flight 2310
Depart Calgary 9:25 am
Arrive Cancun 3:56 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Ferry Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Ferry Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WestJet flight 2311
Depart Cancun 1:35 pm
Arrive Calgary 6:23 pm

Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

Registration open until June 7, 2019. Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Swimming with Whale Sharks
Optional Excursion: Authentic Mexican cooking lesson
Optional Excursion: Discovery Scuba Diving
Optional Excursion: Private Beach Club
Optional Excursion: Chichen Itza
Optional Excursion: Open water PADI certification course
Optional Excursion: Snorkelling
Optional Excursion: Horseback Riding
Optional Excursion: Diving for Certified Divers
Optional Excursion: Swimming with Whale Sharks
Optional Excursion: Authentic Mexican cooking lesson
Optional Excursion: Discovery Scuba Diving
Optional Excursion: Private Beach Club
Optional Excursion: Chichen Itza
Optional Excursion: Open water PADI certification course
Optional Excursion: Snorkelling
Optional Excursion: Horseback Riding
Optional Excursion: Diving for Certified Divers

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.