STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN
About This Program
Spain is a country truly like no other, historically ruled by leaders from the north, south, and even Africa. As a result, multiculturalism and diversity are woven throughout the fabric of this warm and passionate country. With three separate languages (Castilian Spanish, Catalan, and the unique Basque, which is unrelated to any other known language), Spain offers a full cultural journey within its borders.
Explore the Golden Age streets of Madrid, a veritable museum of outdoor sculptures, and enjoy nature in one of the city’s numerous parks. View the contemporary art collection of the Reina Sofia, gaze at classic works at the Prado, study in Retiro Park, people-watch at the cafés in Plaza Mayor, and shop at Mercado de San Miguel.
Day trip to Basque Country, an autonomous region in northern Spain that’s home to the Basque people and the city of Bilbao, where you’ll visit the famous Guggenheim Museum, a contemporary masterpiece of modern architecture.
A short drive away is the sophisticated seaside city of San Sebastián, boasting one of the finest urban beaches in the world and one of Europe’s best locations to catch a wave, La Concha! The adrenaline doesn’t stop there—experience the thrill of the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival on an excursion to Pamplona.
Travel south and wander through the beautiful quarters of Barcelona, immersing yourself in Catalan language, culture, and cuisine. Sun yourself at the glamorous Sitges Beach; be awestruck by examples of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell; study the intricacies of the elaborate buildings in the Gothic Quarter; and amble down café-lined streets in search of the perfect souvenir to bring home.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: During the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, students will view the opening events from the safety of the stands in the Plaza de Toros arena, before the bull run gets underway. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
June 30th – July 25th, 2020
Madrid ▸ 7 days
Bilbao ▸ day trip
San Sebastian ▸ 6 days
Barcelona ▸ 11 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
Live in the moment! Take advantage of all the early morning sunrises and pretty views because the trip only comes once. Take lots of pictures for the gram and do not be afraid to make new friends, they become your family.
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.
|Tuesday, June 30, 2020||Air Transat flight 579||Depart Toronto 7:50 pm||Arrive Montreal 9:00 pm|
|Tuesday, June 30, 2020||Air Transat flight 104||Depart Montreal 10:45 pm||Arrive Madrid 11:50 am, July 1|
|Saturday, July 25, 2020||Air Transat flight 269||Depart Barcelona 2:05 pm||Arrive Toronto 5:20 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||$2,885|
|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.