Blyth Academy March Break
2018 Community Service Programs

 
 

Volunteer Abroad with Blyth Academy

Blyth Academy’s March Break programs teach the kind of lessons that create true global citizens. Our international community service programs offer students the opportunity to become engaged in communities abroad by volunteering their time to work on meaningful locally driven initiatives. This allows them to learn first-hand about the world around them, while developing their leadership and team building skills—and having fun, too!

Our community service work is carried out in collaboration with locally based NGOs, and our agenda is driven by these local organizations. We ask our partners how and where we can be useful so that the work we do it relevant and meaningful to the communities in which we are based.

During March Break 2018, we are offering three volunteer programs abroad in three different countries: Bhutan, Costa Rica and Peru.

Check out our March Break Community Service 2018 programs below!

COSTA RICA

$2995

Program Fee

$575

Appropriate Taxes & Service Charges

$3570

Total

We have community service opportunities to connect deeply with Costa Rica’s culture through volunteering at wildlife and forest reserves, a farm, and a charity focused on all different aspects of the country’s life. We begin in La Fortuna, a small town at the foot of Arenal Volcano. From here we’ll visit stunning waterfalls and swim in hot springs from the volcano. We volunteer at Proyecto Asis’s Wildlife Rescue Center.

Next, we’ll travel to Monteverde and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to learn about its unique ecology. We’ll also volunteer at a farm at Life Monteverde, to learn how we can protect this beautiful environment sustainably.

PERU

$3395

Program Fee

$595

Appropriate Taxes & Service Charges

$3990

Total

We’ll begin our adventure in Cusco in the southern Andes, a startling contrast of bustling lively markets within an ancient city. Our volunteer projects will begin in the San Sebastian district with Helping Hands Cusco, doing construction on the preschool building, and creating enrichment and cultural exchange programs for Peruvian students.

Then we’ll go to the town of Aguas Calientes to visit the magnificent Machu Picchu. Nestled in lush cloud forest and stone cliffs in the upper Amazon basin, Machu Picchu was once an important trade hub for the Incas, and its ornate stonework and more than 200 structures also suggest it was a place of ceremony.

BHUTAN

$5395

Program Fee

$595

Appropriate Taxes & Service Charges

$5990

Total

Welcome to The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Welcome to Bhutan. Our adventure begins with a flight over the Himalayan Mountains into Paro International Airport. We will then drive to the capital city of Thimpu where we will visit the Tashichoedzong, a monastery and fortress, as well as the Golden Throne Room.

Next we will drive across the Dochu La (“la” means “pass”) at 10,000 feet, passing snow covered peaks and hundreds of colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. We will stop in Punahka where we will spend time visiting and volunteering in local public schools supported by the Bhutan Canada Foundation. Finally we will return to Paro and climb the awe inspiring Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery.