Appleby’s Summer Travel Academy offers students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to learn through hands-on, in-country experiences. Students will earn Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits while living in unique, carefully chosen international locations. Courses provide students with the experience and excitement of a summer spent abroad, and awaken a passion for education outside the classroom.

Willemstad, Curaçao

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Summer Travel Academy Overview

Summer Travel Academy Overview

The Appleby College Summer Travel Academy offers students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to learn through hands-on, in-country experiences. Students will earn Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits while living in unique, carefully chosen international locations. Courses provide students with the experience and excitement of a summer spent abroad, and awaken a passion for education outside the classroom. The Summer Travel Academy's international trips and their respective excursions are all academically relevant, and have been selected and developed to enhance both curriculum and the overall student experience. This year’s international trips include both France and Curaçao for their cultural and environmental sites, and premiere location.

Academic Rigour

Our month-long credit programs benefit from the direct involvement of Appleby faculty at all stages of curriculum development. Upon successful completion of our courses, Appleby College credits are granted for official recognition on a student's Ontario Secondary School Diploma transcript. Students can expect to be fully prepared for the next level in their chosen subject area in the upcoming school year.

All-Inclusive Pricing

Students and their families benefit from all-inclusive program pricing. All trip aspects have been carefully planned and budgeted for from the moment of departure to the time students return to Canada. There are no hidden costs or extra expenses to worry about or plan for, as all details have been considered, even down to the inclusion of comprehensive emergency medical insurance.*

* Curaçao biology students are required to purchase their own Divers Alert Network (DAN) coverage.

Premier Experience Premium destinations have been selected to enhance the curriculum in meaningful ways, tying in the rich culture, important history and unique environments into each respective program. French language students will visit historically significant locations in France, the Pyrenees and Basque Country in Spain, while Biology students in Curaçao will be studying one of the most fascinating coral reefs in the world.

Safety and Security

In-depth exploratory site visits have been completed for all chosen locations, and their safety and security carefully vetted. Through Appleby College, the Summer Travel Academy is a member of the International SOS alert and emergency support system (www.internationalsos.com) whose in-country knowledge and networks support, protect and advocate for our students and staff through their abilities to assess, advise and assist as needed in a vast range of international crises ranging from severe weather to political unrest.

Residential Life Program

Staffed by dedicated student life instructors, students will enjoy a robust and social residential life program. These highly qualified and trained individuals provide a continuous support system for the duration of the program. Residential Life staff are hired and trained locally based on rigorous qualifications, including prior experience working with youth in a similar program setting. To apply, please download the application form via the button below. It is recommended that you download the pdf to your desktop first instead of editing it directly in your web browser.

French Language in Basque Country, France

French Language in Basque Country, France

Overview

Join us this summer for a NEW adventure to a NEW location! Far away from the City of Lights, the people of Southwest France enjoy a culturally rich and peaceful lifestyle, and live surrounded by such historically significant locations as the Basque Capital of Bayonne and the UNESCO village of Saint-Émilion. Students enrolled in the French program will experience a taste of this old-world life during their month-long stay in France’s culturally significant Aquitaine region, in the beautiful and centrally located seaside town of Anglet. From this “home base” they will enjoy several weekly excursions in addition to completing Ontario Ministry of Education mandated classroom hours.

Excursions and Events

Students participate in 10+ full-day excursions to various culturally significant locations, with a focus on academically relevant tourism and exposure to the depth of history of the area, such as:

  • Discover the medieval city of Bayonne and play rugby with professional players
  • Explore the UNESCO village of Saint-Émilion, including a tour of the underground cathedral and 8th century cave where Saint Emilion lived
  • Visit a vineyard in Bordeaux to learn the cultural importance of wine to the French people, and the science behind the wine making process
  • Stroll along the Boulevard des Pyrenees in Pau, seeing the snowcapped mountains in the distance, and visit the Chateau de Pau, the seat of the Navarre and childhood home of King Henri IV
  • Practice French at the famous French Markets
  • Engage in Basque Culture in Espelette, and visit a Piment d’Espelette farm
  • Learn to surf on the Côte des Basques
  • Relax on La Grande Plage in Biarritz, also known as the Queen of Beaches, the Beach of Kings
  • Ride the Petit Train de la Rhune through the Pyrenees
  • Get prehistoric in the troglodyte caves in Sare
  • Eat tapas and explore the old city and La Concha in San Sebastian, Spain
  • Explore the old town of Bilbao and visit the world famous Guggenheim museum
  • Learn the traditional Basque game of Pelotte
  • Visit the picturesque St Jean de Luz
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the UNESCO sites in Bordeaux

Accommodations

Students will stay at the Domaine du Pignada, located in Anglet, a short bus ride from the ocean and walking distance to the banks of the Adour! Anglet is famous for it's 11 beaches, amazing markets, and close location to both Biarritz and Bayonne, in the center of Basque Country.  Along with staff, students will stay in dormitory-style, single gender accommodations with shared washroom facilities. Linens and WiFi are included, and meals and classes are provided on-campus. After the final exam, students will spend the last two nights of the program in the center of historic Bordeaux before returning home.

Program Includes

  • 110 instructional hours
  • All course materials
  • Appleby College student e-mail and Microsoft® license for duration of program
  • Appleby College credit upon successful course completion
  • Round trip flights, accompanied by program staff
  • On-site shared accommodation in Anglet
  • Access to classrooms and WiFi on campus
  • All excursions and activities
  • All meals provided (on-site and on-excursion)
  • Ground transportation in-country
  • Cultural and historical tourism built into academic programming to sites in France and Spain - students participate in 10+ full day excursions to various culturally insightful locations
  • Students enjoy some of Europe’s best shopping
  • Residential Life programming and around-the-clock support
  • Evening and weekend social and sports activities
  • Emergency medical and trip cancellation insurance

Trip Details

Location

Basque Country, France

Trip Date

June 29 – July 27, 2019

Course Offerings

Grade 10 French, FSF2D (pre-requisite FSF1D

 

Grade 11 French, FSF3U (pre-requisite FSF2D

 

Grade 12 French, FSF4U (pre-requisite FSF3U

Note: all Appleby students must have completed their Upper One (Grade 9) year of high school as of June, 2019.

Minimum Students Per Trip

15

Maximum Students Per Trip

25

Staff Ratio

1:6

Fee

$10,500 CAD

To apply, please download the application form via the button below. It is recommended that you download the pdf to your desktop first instead of editing it directly in your web browser.

Marine Biology in Curaçao

Marine Biology in Curaçao

Overview

The southern coast of the island of Curaçao is home to an exceptionally beautiful, complex and at-risk coral reef. It is also home to the CARMABI Marine Research Station, where students will live while studying marine biology in its truest form at 16m below sea level. In the warm, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, students learn from experts about safe scuba diving while participating in PADI open water dive certification training. Students will experience hands-on learning in a marine biology setting and earn a Ministry of Ontario high school credit.

Excursions and Events

  • Complete PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification
  • Experience an underwater classroom with an estimated 20 open water dives (accommodations will be made for those preferring to snorkel)
  • Discover the historic UNESCO city of Willemstad
  • Explore the limestone bluffs of Shete Boka National Park
  • Hike the trails of the Christoffel National Park
  • Learn about the geological and historical significance of the Hato Caves
  • Engage in guest lectures by university professors
  • Snorkel with sea turtles at Playa Piscado
  • Relax on the white sand beach of Playa Kenepa
  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Mambo Beach

Acceptance into this program is pending successful completion of our mandatory swim test.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) coverage is required for all students and must be purchased independently (approximately $50). Please visit their website by clicking here.

Accommodations

Students will stay at the CARMABI Marine Research Station, the largest field station in the Caribbean, located just outside of Willemstad in Piscadera Bay. Along with staff, students will stay in dormitory-style, single gender accommodations with shared washroom facilities. Linens and WiFi are included, and meals and classes are provided on-campus. During free time, students can relax under the palm trees or snorkel the house reef. Also of note, The Dive Shop Curaçao is located on-site.

Program includes

  • 110 instructional hours
  • All classroom course materials
  • Scuba-grade mask, fins, snorkel, and underwater study materials
  • Appleby College student e-mail and Microsoft® license for duration of program
  • Appleby credit upon successful course completion
  • Round trip flights, accompanied by program staff
  • On-site shared accommodation at the CARMABI Marine Research Station
  • Access to classrooms, and WiFi on campus
  • All excursions and activities
  • All meals provided (on-site and on-excursion)
  • Ground transportation in-country
  • Cultural and environmental tourism built into academic programming
  • Residential Life programming and around-the clock support
  • Emergency medical and trip cancellation insurance
  • PADI open water dive certification (advanced certification for qualified students)
  • Estimated 20 open water dives with curriculum correlations for research and exploration (accommodations for those preferring to snorkel)

Acceptance into this program is pending successful completion of our mandatory swim test.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) coverage is required for all students and must be purchased independently (approximately $50).

To apply, please download the application form via the button below. It is recommended that you download the pdf to your desktop first instead of editing it directly in your web browser.

Trip Details

Location

Curaçao, Caribbean Island

Trip Date June 30th – July 28th, 2019

Course Offerings

Grade 11 Biology, SBI3U (pre-requisite SCN2D)

 

Grade 12 Biology, SBI4U (pre-requisite SBI3U)

Note: all Appleby students must have completed their Upper One (Grade 9) year of high school.

Minimum Students Per Trip

10

Maximum Students Per Trip

16

Staff Ratio

1:6

Fee $11,900 CAD

To apply, please download the application form via the button below. It is recommended that you download the pdf to your desktop first instead of editing it directly in your web browser.

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