Hawaii August Blyth Academy International Summers Program


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

traditional luau
traditional luau
mauna kea sunset
mauna kea sunset
stand up paddle boarding
stand up paddle boarding
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Surfing
Included in your program: Traditional Luau
Included in your program: Mauna Kea Sunset
Included in your program: Stand up Paddle Boarding

▸ 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.

Royal Kona Resort Hotel



Kona: TBA

Maui: TBA

Kauai: TBA


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!



Flight Details

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, 2020United Airlines flight 565Depart Toronto 7:15 amArrive San Francisco 9:54 am
Monday, July 27, 2020United Airlines flight 694Depart San Francisco 11:24 amArrive Kona 1:55 pm
Tuesday, August 18, 2020United Airlines flight 1685Depart Lihue (Kauai) 7:25 pmArrive Denver 6:12 am, August 19
Wednesday, August 19, 2020United Airlines flight 1874Depart Denver 9:58 am Arrive Toronto 3:12 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.


Optional Excursions

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!

Optional Excursion: Manta Ray Moonlight Snorkel
Optional Excursion: Secret Falls Kayak & Hike
Optional Excursion: Coast Reef Snorkel
Optional Excursion: Zip Line Adventure
Optional Excursion: Mountain Tubing Adventure
Optional Excursion: Na Pali Coast Zodiac & Snorkel

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
Tuition & Supervision$2,260
Taxes & Fees$700

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.

The safety of our students is Blyth Academy’s number one priority. Over our 40 years of taking students abroad, we have been diligent about monitoring social, political, and environmental conditions to ensure that we are providing a safe travel experience. As a matter of protocol, we refer to the Canadian Government’s travel advisories and other public health agencies in the countries we visit and we alter itineraries based on safety when necessary.

At this time, we have not made changes to any of our itineraries for July or August 2020. We will continue to monitor this situation over the coming weeks and will assess each city and country we visit on our programs. If revisions are made we will promptly communicate the changes to parents, guardians and students.

For more information, please contact our admissions team.

Thank you,

Blyth Academy International

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Effective March 17, 2020, Blyth Academy will be a remote organization in hopes of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be receiving all emails, phone calls, and voicemails and are dedicated to maintaining business as usual. Thank you for your continued support!

Though our doors are temporarily closed, the minds of our students will remain open. Our students will continue their academic journey through virtual classrooms, to ensure our students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. Our small class sizes and individualized approach will continue in a virtual model, as will the structure that students need to be engaged and successful during the closure.

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