TRAVEL SAFETY AND SECURITY

On-site staff with each program includes Teachers, Program Managers and sometimes Activity Coordinators. Together they are all responsible for the safety and supervision of our students in their locale. There is no higher priority. Our 7 to 1 student to staff ratio provides our students with the support and supervision they need while away. Our parents appreciate this peace of mind.

Program Managers, Teachers and Support Staff are always nearby. They travel together, eat together and stay in the same hotels and residences with students. They provide structured, supervised group activities that students can join during their free time.

The Grade 9 and 10 programs are fully supervised. Students are in the company of staff at all times.

When our Grade 11 and 12 and University Preparatory students are not in class, they can use their free time to participate in one of our organized activities, visit local sites, study, have lunch in restaurants or cafés, or shop. After dinner, students can use their free time to participate in the evening organized activities, visit local sites, study, or stay in their room. If they decide to leave the hotel, students must sign out in groups of 4 or more. They must state where they are going and the names of the students in their group. The entire group must then sign back in together before curfew. This provision provides safety in numbers as they explore the local environments.

Safety & Supervision at Global Summers Academy

CURFEWS

Grade 9 & 10
Programs

Curfew is 10:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Grade 9 and 10 students do not have unchaperoned sign-out privileges.

Grade 11 & 12
Programs

Curfew is 11:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Program staff ensure that sign-in and sign-out procedures are carefully monitored and maintained.

University Preparatory
Programs

Curfew is 11:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Ensuring proper rest and a balanced schedule during these busy programs is key to successfully earning a University credit.

Note: Overnight stays away from any Global Summers Academy Program are not permitted.

ALCOHOL & DRUG POLICIES

Grade 9 to 12 programs are alcohol free. Alcohol consumption is not permitted.
The alcohol policy for University Preparatory programs adheres to the local laws and expectations of the country they are in. Participants are working to achieve a university credit course so keeping safe and maintaining a mature attitude will be necessary to succeed.

There is a complete prohibition for illegal drug use on all programs.

All students sign a Global Summers Academy code of conduct. Students who violate these policies or endanger their safety or the safety of others, risk being dismissed from their program and being sent home at their own or their parents’ expense.

MEDICAL
INSURANCE

In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, is included in all Global Summers Academy 2022 programs for residents of Canada. Emergency medical assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in location if a student needs to be referred to a doctor or to access other medical assistance services in an emergency.

CANCELLATION
PROTECTION

We strongly recommend that you purchase Cancellation Protection that would provide a full refund in the event that your program were to be canceled due to the following reasons;

· Cancellation prior to departure in case a medical emergency or covered illness prevents the student from traveling.

· Cancellation prior to departure as a result of a COVID-19 government-issued travel advisory affecting your destination.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

Global Summers Academy offers Financial Aid as well as Scholarships to help make our programs accessible to students who wish to pursue a study program away from home.

Support and awards are available on all programs to students who demonstrate family financial need or academic excellence together with strong school or community involvement and contribution.

Application process and criteria will be announced soon. Applications will be due in February.