STUDY ABROAD IN HAWAII
About This Program
Featuring some of the most spectacular beaches and other natural beauty spots in the Pacific, this stunning archipelago consists of more than 19 volcanic islands, offering visitors touristy urban wonderlands and remote jungle hideaways.
With its two massive mountains and the world’s tallest volcano, the Big Island, Hawaii, towers over the seas below. Home to 11 separate ecological zones, Hawaii is the perfect place to study diverse plant and animal species and climates, from the Green Sand Beach to the coffee plantations of Kona. Ascend to the top of the world’s tallest volcano, Mauna Kea, where the temperature drops and snowball fights can often be had! Following in the footsteps of great astronomers, students can study the moon, stars and planets on a stargazing excursion.
Maui, the second-largest island in the chain, offers visitors a plethora of sporting options, with over 30 beaches and bays to snorkel and surf. It’s also a great place to take in the unique culture of the islands, with gorgeous scenery; a historic whaling village; and Lahaina, a historic town transformed into a Maui hot spot, with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
Kauai, known as the Garden Island, dazzles with spectacular emerald mountains, endless beautiful beaches, and well-cared-for green spaces. The island’s beauty has attracted the eye of Hollywood, and has made over 70 appearances in movies and TV shows! Take advantage of Kauai’s many outdoor attractions, including a gorgeous coastal hike, surfing and stand-up paddleboarding in Hanalei Bay, as well as an authentic Hawaiian luau, the perfect way to say aloha to this amazing archipelago.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Hawaii has banned the use of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are known to bleach coral reef. When purchasing sunscreen, look for biodegradable creams that help protect the health and nutrients of the underwater ecosystem. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
July 27th – August 18th, 2020
Kona ▸ 6 days
Maui ▸ 2 days
Kauai ▸ 14 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
Dear Future Student
Hawaii is everything you could ever dream of and much more. Every day is unforgettable from the adventure to relaxing and enjoying island life. Make sure to explore the different islands every chance you get. Venture around and embrace the beautiful views. When you can, eat at the local restaurants and food trucks!
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||United Airlines flight 565||Depart Toronto 7:15 am||Arrive San Francisco 9:54 am|
|Monday, July 27, 2020||United Airlines flight 694||Depart San Francisco 11:24 am||Arrive Kona 1:55 pm
|Tuesday, August 18, 2020||United Airlines flight 1685||Depart Lihue (Kauai) 7:25 pm||Arrive Denver 6:12 am, August 19
|Wednesday, August 19, 2020||United Airlines flight 1874||Depart Denver 9:58 am||Arrive Toronto 3:12 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||$2,260|
|Taxes & Fees||$700|
|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 $700 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.