Spain & Rome and the Greek Islands 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program

About this study abroad Program

Grand Tour Europe East
This study abroad program offers a diverse array of sounds, sights, tastes, and topographies of European cities, towns, castles, mountains, and monuments. From ancient ruins to contemporary cities, experience a variety of European cultures in one unforgettable summer abroad.

Berlin, Germany, is a modern, pulsating metropolis with a large arts scene sprung from the rubble of the Berlin Wall. Visit historic sites like the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of Berlin’s past and present. Take in the city’s saturated street art, and relax in the beautiful Tiergarten Park. To the south is Munich, the birthplace of Oktoberfest and packed with Bavarian culture—and bratwurst! Explore picturesque parks nestled among the walkable city centre before stopping at the town hall to watch the famous glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts stories from the 16th century.

In Poland, explore Krakow’s old town with help from a knowledgeable local guide. Head out of the city to spend a sombre afternoon at Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.

Climb to the beautiful Alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland, and hike in the shadow of the magnificent Matterhorn before rewarding yourself with a dip into a traditional Swiss fondue.

Bask in the architecture and ruins of the Roman Empire and medieval Europe in some of the continent’s oldest sites. In Prague, the “city of a hundred spires,” enjoy unforgettable views from Letná Park.

Visit Venice, with its famous Grand Canal and gondolas. Positioned across 118 islands and boasting no roads, only canals linked by bridges, this city is like no other.

On the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, stroll the sunny streets of Split, a town known for its beaches and impressive Roman monument, the Diocletian’s Palace.

Board an overnight ferry across the Adriatic Sea and awaken in beautiful Rome, with its ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum, without which a tour of this proportion would be incomplete.

Florence
Rising up from the Tuscan countryside is the breathtaking city of Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Florence boasts walkable cobblestone streets that play host to countless works of art and architecture, bustling outdoor markets, and innumerable piazzas filled with locals sipping espresso in the morning sun—not to mention awe-inspiring and iconic sites like the Duomo.

Students will enjoy sunrises over Piazzale Michelangelo, sunsets on the Ponte Vecchio, and visits to the city’s ubiquitous trattorias and gelaterias. Visit the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery, home to classical masterpieces, and the Galleria dell’Accademia, the site of Michelangelo’s David; people-watch from the banks of the Arno River; climb to the rooftop of the awe-inspiring Santa Maria del Fiore, the third-largest church in the world; and picnic in parks and gardens.

Optional excursions allow students several opportunities to get to know Italy a little better, including an exhilarating day out in the Tuscan town of Siena for the Palio, a horse race held since medieval times, pitting neighbourhood against neighbourhood in a bareback race around the Piazza del Campo.

Perhaps choose a day in Venice, the beautiful City of Canals, and visit the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, and St. Mark’s Square; spend a day in Rome, visiting the impressive Colosseum and Roman Forum; or opt to relax on the sandy shores of a Mediterranean beach for a little fun in the Italian sun.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Keep in mind, the fast-paced itinerary makes prioritizing rest and getting adequate sleep important in each country we explore. In Florence, Students will be staying in the private student residence at our Blyth Academy Florence campus, in the heart of the city. Accommodations include spacious shared dorm rooms with a fully equipped communal kitchen and open common areas.

Included in your program

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Swiss Fondue

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Water Taxi

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Duomo

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Ponte Vecchio

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And more!

OTHER INCLUSIONS OF THIS PROGRAM:

  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
  • Group airport transfers at location
  • Transportation for moves between cities with the group
  • 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 Blyth Academy 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.

Flight Details

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

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

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.

Optional Excursions

*A final list of optional excursions will be made available closer to the program date. Please check back soon for your chance to register!

July 2nd – August 21st, 2019*

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$6,945
Taxes & Fees$1,295
Tuition & Supervision$4,545
Total:$12,785**
or use your Aeroplan Points***

Grand Tour Europe East Courses (July), Choose One

GRADE 11:

  • English (ENG3U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)

GRADE 12:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • World History Since the Fifteenth Century (CHY4U)
  • International Business (BBB4M)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)

Florence courses (August), Choose One

GRADE 11:

  • English (ENG3U)
  • Introduction to Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology (HSP3U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)

GRADE 12:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)

Itinerary

  • Berlin: 3 days
  • Krakow: 3 days
  • Prague: 3 days
  • Munich: 2 days
  • Zermatt: 3 days
  • Venice: 3 days
  • Split: 2 days
  • Overnight Ferry: 1 day
  • Rome: 4 days
  • Florence: 23 days

Accommodations

Berlin: Mark Apart Hotel
Krakow: Krakow Centrum
Prague: Praha Mala Strana
Munich: LetoMotel Munich City East
Zermatt: Hotel Jägerhof
Venice: Hotel Al Piave
Split: Cornaro Hotel
Overnight Ferry: 1 day
Rome: Hotel Il Cantico
Florence: Blyth Academy Florence

Testimonials

Study Abroad in EuropeGrand Tour Europe East & Florence - Testimonial

*All dates are subject to change.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1295 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.

Website Maintenance

SCHEDULED WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

Please note that the Blyth Academy website will be undergoing maintenance work as described below. During the scheduled maintenance hours, certain functions of the website will be temporarily unavailable. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

【Website Maintenance Schedule】:
December 16, 2018 (Sunday) 11:00 PM -12:00 AM (EST) (1 HOUR)

【Affected Webpages】:
The following web pages will be temporarily unavailable for up to a maximum of 1 Hour during the scheduled maintenance. You will be able to access them again after the maintenance work has been completed.

All Application Pages
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