STUDY ABROAD IN ASIA
About This Program
Our journey begins in Vietnam’s capital and second-largest city, Hanoi, a bustling metropolis often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’ due to its large collection of French colonial architecture. Take a walking tour into the city’s French Quarter and be amazed at the beauty of the Hanoi Opera House and the National Museum of Vietnamese History.
Rested and relaxed, we’ll venture over 1,000km south to the country’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, a fast-paced mix of old and new, with temples and pagodas next to sleek modern skyscrapers. Ho Chi Minh city is renowned for its famous night-markets and delicious street food – the perfect place to fill up before heading into the lush jungles of Cambodia.
The centrally-located Siem Reap will be your home base in Cambodia, as you travel to the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat, and surrounding monuments. Experience the quiet calm of Angkor Archaeological Park, watch the sun rise over temples, and explore ancient ruins.
Prepare to fall in love with Laos, and its beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, a patchwork town of traditional Laotian and French colonial architecture dotted with golden-roofed temples and orange-clad monks, and surrounded by lush green mountains. Tour the most spectacular Buddhist temples, and get your thrills on a zip line through the jungle and a hike to stunning waterfalls.
Take the scenic route to Thailand on a day trip along the Mekong River. Stay in a Zen-like state on the gorgeous island of Ko Samet, with plenty of time to relax on beautiful beaches while studying and learning the local cultures and customs, before heading home with a new appreciation for Buddha, balance, and beauty.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Program requirements include travel visas and updated vaccinations. Please visit travel.gc.ca for information.
July 1st – July 25th, 2020
Hanoi ▸ 4 days
Ho Chi Minh City ▸ 4 days
Siem Reap ▸ 5 days
Luang Prabang ▸ 5 days
Ko Samet ▸ 5 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.
WHERE WE STAY
Ho Chi Minh City: TBA
Siem Reap: TBA
Luang Prabang: TBA
Ko Samet: TBA
Belive me, this will be a program of a lifetime. Throughout my many years at summer camp, I have never built stronger bonds than I did on this program. The friends you will make, and the experiences you will have will truly make your summer one to remember. You will have an awesome 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 previously. 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||$1,905|
|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.
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