STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND & ENGLAND
About This Program
A tour through some of classical literature’s most inspirational cities and towns, this program will be a treat for the academics at heart, and a great way to get a taste of university life ahead of time!
Start your tour of some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious Universities at University College Cork, on the leafy banks of the River Lee. Explore all this foodie city has to offer – making sure not to miss the historic and world-renowned English Market, in operation since 1788. Take the opportunity to ring the bells at the church of St Anne’s, tour the historic Cork City Gaol, or simply enjoy the unique character of this laid-back southern city.
Travel northwest to the bohemian and up-tempo west coast town of Galway, and stay in residence at the National University of Ireland campus. Immerse yourself in the diversity of cultures in Galway, also known as the ‘City of Equals”. Enjoy the arts scene, visit the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, spend time beachcombing along the Atlantic coast, and listen to the live music filling the streets.
Head east across the countryside and enjoy the rolling hills on your way to Dublin, where you’ll settle in at the historic Trinity College 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.
From Dublin, travel across the Irish Sea to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, and take up residence at one of Oxford’s colleges, the perfect home base for exploring this historic university. Visit the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and punt down the River Cherwell.
No University tour would be complete without a stop at the alma mater of many Prime Ministers – the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. Tour the ancient campus, including the famous King’s College, and climb the stairs of Great St. Mary’s church tower for incredible views of Cambridge.
Pick up the pace in the thriving metropolis of London, and check into Imperial College just steps from Kensington Palace. 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.
Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
June 30th – July 25th, 2020
Cork ▸ 4 days
Galway ▸ 4 days
Dublin ▸ 4 days
Oxford ▸ 4 days
Cambridge ▸ 4 days
London ▸ 4 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
You are about to embark on an experience of a lifetime. Cherish every moment as it flies by and don’t be afraid to try new things. This program opens up your eyes to so many new things, making you more independent and creating a want to see the world for yourself. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because in the end it will pay off and you will never want to leave!
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 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||$4,035|
|Taxes & Fees||$995|
|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 $995 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.