July 9–August 13, 2018
Transform your body and mind as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime abroad in Australia. Travel to Sydney, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, and Fiji, where you can scuba dive, surf, play beach volleyball, and practice yoga, while earning high school credits.
|Two Course Program
- Healthy Active Living +
- Human Dimensions
- English +
- Studies in Literature
- Writer’s Craft
9:1 Student to Staff Ratio
|IDC: Human Dimensions|
This course explores the influence of human dimensions in a variety of applications. Students examine the historical and environmental contexts that define the relationship between humanity and its environment. The course framework relies heavily on hands-on activities and exercises utilizing the human form in context, and case study applications designed to enhance practical and critical analysis.
|Healthy Active Living|
|11 + 12||PPL3O + PPL4O|
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
|11 + 12||ENG3U + ENG4U|
The core English course focuses on the refinement of literacy, communication and analytical skills. Students build on their understanding of academic language and practice using it confidently in discussion and argumentation both in oral and written forms.
|Studies in Literature|
This course is intended for students who are passionate about literature. Students analyze a range of literary forms including drama, the novel, and poetry, responding personally, critically, and creatively to each.
This course is designed for students who have attained a high level of proficiency in their writing skills and wish to focus on cultivating their creative writing talents by participating in prose, poetry, and drama-writing master classes.
Preparation and CourseworkIn order to ease into the program, students have access to the course website where reading lists are posted. Course preparation is completed over four weeks. The first two-week session begins in early May, and focuses on novel studies. The second session begins in late June, and focuses on small assignments. These online sessions are designed to connect students with their teachers and classmates, and to help lessen the workload during the summer. Students are required to complete all prep work prior to departure to ensure they are ready to hit the ground running overseas.
Departure from Toronto
Day 1Our study-abroad departure hub is Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Five hours prior to departure, a short meeting is held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Terminal 3, to distribute course packs, maps, and to clarify travel procedures. All students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. Students making alternate arrangements must contact MEI before March 31.
Great Barrier Reef