STUDY ABROAD IN ROME & GREECE
About This Program
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.
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. From here, optional excursions will be offered to Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Students break up into small groups to board cabin cruise sailboats in the Greek Islands before rejoining as a whole group in Kalamata. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
July 25th – August 19th, 2020
Rome ▸ 7 days
Poros ▸ 3 days
Sailing ▸ 3 days
Kalamata ▸ 7 days
Athens ▸ 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.
Dear Future Student
I never knew it was possible to have this much fun in only three weeks! Whether you come with a friend, a few friends, or by yourself, be open to making new friends with everyone! It will make experiences 100 times better. Don’t over pack because you won’t end up wearing half the things you brought. Try new things and have FUN!
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.
|Saturday, July 25, 2020||Air Canada flight 890||Depart Toronto 8:45 pm||Arrive Rome 11:05 am, July 26|
|Wednesday, August 19, 2020||Air Canada flight 1901||Depart Athens 12:55 pm||Arrive Toronto 4:55 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||$3,385|
|Taxes & Fees||$1000|
|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 estimated $1000 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.