Grand Tour East & Rome and the Greek Islands 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program

About This Study Abroad Program

Ireland, England & Italy
A tour through some of classical literature’s most inspirational cities and towns, this program will be a treat for the academics at heart.

Settle in at the historic Trinity College in Dublin and explore the campus in the heart of the city. Use your Dublin Pass to join a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and choose which of the top attractions to visit, including the Guinness Storehouse, the trendy Temple Bar neighbourhood, the Viking museum, and the shops of Grafton Street, just steps from your residence.

Travel across Ireland to the laid-back and friendly west-coast town of Galway. Visit the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, enjoying coastal walks along the rugged cliffs, and spend time beachcombing along the Atlantic coast, and listening to live music filling the streets.

In London, stay at Imperial College, take in St. Paul’s Cathedral, and study Shakespeare while visiting the stage his plays were created for at the Globe theatre. Explore the British Museum before learning the history of the Tower of London and viewing the Crown Jewels inside.

Travel to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, and take up residence at St Hilda’s College, the perfect home base for exploring this historic university. Visit the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and punt down the River Cherwell.

Step into another time in Rome, the Eternal City, and see all of the important sites, from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum to Trevi Fountain, the Vatican and its Sistine Chapel, and the Spanish Steps. Opt to visit Ostia Beach and the Ostia Antica ruins, and feast on Italian cuisine before saying ciao to your classical tour.

Rome & The Greek Islands
What better way to learn about the history of civilization than in the birthplaces of two of the world’s most formative empires, Rome and Greece? Here, the history books come to life!

In Rome, explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and learn how classical mythology and philosophy shaped Western civilization. Discover beauty at Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, and learn about power and grandeur in Vatican City. While in Italy, consider taking the opportunity to visit Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Visit Athens and discover both classical and modern Greece. Hike through the Acropolis and take in the glory of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. We’ll explore the shops in its lively marketplace, Plaka, which is teeming with cafés, restaurants, and night-life. Study this ancient city, where so much history comes to life in local museums and galleries. From here, optional excursions will be offered to Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games, and Sparta.

Leave the land behind and board private sailboats for sailing and learning in the Argo-Saronic Islands. As you explore this unique archipelago, each island offers a stunning backdrop for your studies.

Head ashore in Kalamata, and relax on the beautiful beaches of the Peloponnese. Before heading home, celebrate Greek culture and food at a farewell banquet.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: While in Dublin, students will stay in student residence at the Goldsmith Residence in Trinity College. Accommodations include private bedrooms in shared apartments with common areas and kitchen facilities. The group will have access to the College’s surrounding 35 acres of cobblestone and green space. Also, students will break up into small groups to board cabin cruise sailboats in the Greek Islands for two nights and three days before rejoining as a whole group in Kalamata.

Included in Your Program

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Tower of London

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Dublin Pass

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Colosseum

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Sailing

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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.)
$7,070
Taxes & Fees
$1,485
Tuition & Supervision$5,820
Total:$14,375**
or use your Aeroplan Points***

Ireland, England & Italy (July), Choose One

GRADE 11:

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

GRADE 12:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Classical Civilizations (LVV4U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)

Rome/Greece Courses (August), Choose One

GRADE 11:

  • English (ENG3U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
  • World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century (CHW3M)

GRADE 12:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Classical Civilizations (LVV4U)
  • International Business (BBB4M)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)

Itinerary

  • Dublin: 4 days
  • Galway: 3 days
  • London: 5 days
  • Oxford: 4 days
  • Rome: 14 days
  • Poros: 3 days
  • Sailing: 3 days
  • Kalamata: 7 day
  • Athens: 4 days

Testimonials

Study abroad in Rome & The Greek IslandsRome & The Greek Islands July - Testimonial

*All dates are subject to change.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1485 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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