STUDY ABROAD IN FRANCE
About This Program
What better way to fall in love with France than to sample all it has to offer, with jaunts to Paris, the Mediterranean, and the French countryside?
To get a real feel for the traditional French way of life, one must begin with an exploration of Aix-en-Provence, the capital of countryside culture. The cobbled main streets, fascinating shops and splendid cafés offer the perfect environment for studies. History is rich in this area, with many Roman ruins dotting the landscape, including the Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard, where visitors can swim under huge stone archways, and Nîmes, an outpost of the Roman Empire.
Head south to the glamorous Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) for some celebrity gazing, yacht-watching, and relaxing on fabulous beaches that see upward of 310 days of sunshine each year. One of the first modern resort areas, France’s Mediterranean coastline plays host to over half of the world’s superyacht fleet, and one of the most famous film festivals, Cannes. But the area isn’t just a playground for the well-heeled—the French Riviera is also home to 35,000 post-secondary students at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 25 percent of whom are working toward doctorates.
With a palette suitably calibrated to French culture, you’re prepared to enter picturesque Paris, the City of Light and an epicentre of fashion, art, and cuisine. It also boasts some incredible landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Louvre, Notre-Dame and Arc de Triomphe, among many others. Develop an ear for the language while picnicking on the banks of the Seine and people-watching from the sidewalk cafés of the Champs Élysées, or opt to take in even more history with an excursion to the Palace of Versailles or a day trip to Vimy Ridge.
A veritable feast of food, fashion, philosophy, and more, a thousand years of fantastic culture awaits you in France.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes! Many of the places we visit in France will be discovered on foot. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
July 27th – August 21st, 2020
Aix en Provence ▸ 4 days
South of France ▸ 7 days
Paris ▸ 13 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
This month has been the most amazing month of my life and I wish you could experience the same! I have made plenty of friends and gained so much love for beautiful France. You are going to love the culture and memories. Have fun!
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 July 1st and will be fulfilled as available.
|Monday, July 27, 2020||Air Transat flight 475||Depart Toronto 5:50 pm||Arrive Montreal 7:05 pm|
|Monday, July 27, 2020||Air Transat flight 414||Depart Montreal 8:55 pm||Arrive Marseilles 10:05 am, July 28|
|Friday, August 21, 2020||Air Transat flight 489||Depart Paris 1:30 pm||Arrive Toronto 4:00 pm|
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||$3,550|
|Taxes & Fees||$800|
|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 $800 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.