TERMS & CONDITIONS

CANCELLATIONS

All cancellations must be made in writing with appropriate documentation. All payments are fully refundable up to and including January 1, 2018, including cancellation protection and medical insurance.

March Break
Program cancellations after January 1, 2018 will not be refunded. For additional Community Service program dates, visit www.blythcommunityservice.com.

Summer Programs:
If cancelling participation in a summer program between January 2, 2018 and February 28, 2018, the $895 deposit, registration fee, cancellation protection and / or medical insurance (if purchased) is non-refundable. From March 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, $1895 plus registration fee, cancellation protection, and / or medical insurance (if purchased) is non-refundable. After April 1, 2018, no monies will be refunded. No refunds after the program has begun. No refunds will be given for students who voluntarily withdraw during any program, nor will any refund be given for any student who is asked to leave the program for use of drugs, abuse of alcohol, or disobeying program rules.

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION PROTECTION

We strongly recommend that you purchase the Medical Insurance & Cancellation Protection Plan, which includes:

  • – Trip cancellation before you leave home. If you need to cancel your trip because of a covered illness or medical emergency, your trip investment is protected.
  • – Emergency Medical Coverage, as applicable, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if you need to be referred to a doctor, to get help in a foreign language, to be brought home for medical attention, or to access other assistance services in an emergency.
  • – Bedside companion’s travel if you are hospitalized for more than three days.

Cancellation Protection Plan is underwritten by Blyth Educational Travel (TICO Registration #50016735). Full policy details can be found here.

For Medical Insurance underwriters information,please click here for full policy details.

Cancellation Protection & Medical Travel Insurance

Package: Cancellation Protection & Travel Medical Insurance (Canadian residents only)

Program fee up to $2995

Program fee from $3000 to $4995

Program fee from $5000 and over

1-15 days

CAD $200.00

CAD $260.00

CAD $325.00

16-30 days

CAD $245.00

CAD $305.00

CAD $370.00

31-42 days

CAD 285.00

CAD 345.00

CAD 410.00

Cancellation Protection Only

Program fee up to $2995

Program fee from $3000 to $4995

Program fee from $5000 and over

CAD $165.00

CAD $225.00

CAD $290.00

Medical Travel Insurance Only (Canadian residents only)

Trip length 1-15 days

Trip length 16-30 days

Trip length 31-42 days

CAD $45.00

CAD $90.00

CAD $130.00

Cancellation protection and/or medical travel insurance must be purchased or declined at the time of registration. The medical travel insurance is only available to Canadian residents who have valid provincial health coverage. Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered. Other exclusions apply. Refer to policy for details. Premiums are non-refundable after January 1, 2018.

TRAVEL PORTION

Travel services, including all air travel, transfers, hotel accommodations, cruise accommodations, and local excursions, are provided by Blyth Educational Travel. TICO registration # 50016735. The travel portion of your fees is protected by The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.

The travel provider reserves blocks of roundtrip seats on specific flights. Due to the nature of group fares, it is not possible for individuals to change their departure or return dates. Those students who, for personal reasons, do not want to use the flight portion included in the program fee, may be eligible for a reduction from the advertised program fees. Please call for details.

Transfers to and from the airports while in destination are included for the group flights only. Individuals who make their own travel arrangements are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.

Please note that we do not have access to the student rooms either before or after the dates of our programs. Students who arrive before the first day or who need to stay after the last day of the programs must make their own arrangements.

CHANGES TO THE COURSES

Blyth Academy reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrolment by May 1, 2018. Students will be offered any other course that does have sufficient enrolment in any destination or a full refund.

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, it may happen that we are obliged to make changes to the itinerary as it appears in the brochure. Blyth Academy reserves the right to alter the location, itinerary, accommodation, or transportation of any of the programs, and to provide alternatives of equal value and quality. In this event, we would endeavour to minimize the changes.

DOCUMENTS AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

All students require a valid passport for our programs. Students must make sure that their passport is up-to-date and valid for at least six months after their expected return date. Canadian residents travelling with foreign passports must carry a Permanent Residence card or similar document of proof of Canadian residency. Visa requirements for Canadian citizens for the specific trip the student is taking will be indicated. Blyth Educational Travel will not be responsible for students who travel without the required documents. All non-Canadian passport holders must notify Blyth Academy at time of application.

VACCINATIONS

Certain destinations may require vaccinations or medication to be issued or taken prior todeparture. For an up-to-date list of countries requiring or recommending vaccinations ormedication, as well as medical travel advisories, please visit: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/index-eng.php. Please note: vaccinations or medications may have to be taken several weeks prior to departure. Please plan accordingly.

GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

Blyth Academy and Blyth Educational Travel reserve the right to dismiss any student for alcohol and/or drug abuse or for continued disobedience of the rules, and to send the offending student home from the program at their own, or their parents’, expense. Students are expected to conform to the laws of the countries while participating in the program. No alcohol consumption is permitted on any Blyth  Academy program. Any student found in possession of, or using, illegal drugs, will be sent home from the program at their own or their parents’ expense, and may be subject to penalties under the law of the countries that they are visiting. Students are expected to attend and to be on time for all classes and academic activities, and to complete all of their course requirements. Hitchhiking or the operation of motorized vehicles is strictly forbidden while participating in the program.

LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Blyth Academy and Blyth Educational Travel will accept no responsibility for any travel arrangements that are recreational and not related to the academic program or the housing portion.

The travel-service provider, the operator, their agents and/or suppliers of services act only as agents for the traveller and accept no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, vessel, train, motor coach, or any other conveyance used in connection with these programs, nor for any delay, loss or accident to travellers or baggage occasioned by such services from whatsoever cause. In the event that it becomes necessary for the comfort and/or well-being of the passenger, or for any other reason, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the tour operator. The right is reserved to cancel any program and to decline to accept any person as a member of the program at any time. Any IATA or ATC member carrier may be used for the programs. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board the aircraft. The passenger ticket in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchasers of those tickets and/or passengers.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts cannot be combined; this includes all discounting, special offers, scholarships and financial aid. Seasonal discounts may be released periodically, and can only be applied between the dates advertised.

DEPARTURE TAXES & OTHER SURCHARGES

Additional charges may include and are not limited to airport taxes, fuel surcharges, departure taxes, new or changed visa costs, and inflation in ground transportation costs.

CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS

Blyth Academy does its best to minimize currency risks, however, if a significant change in currency occurs between contract signature and final departure, additional charges may apply.