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Summer 2015

 

Program Cost: $6495

(Plus applicable taxes and application fee)

 

Option 1: JULY 6 - JULY 31

(Dates subject to change)

 

Option 2: august 3- AUGUST 28

(Dates subject to change)

 

Enjoy spectacular beaches, ancient monuments and archaeological sites in the Mediterranean Islands of Malta, the bustling city of Rome, Italy and ride across the Sahara Desert in Tunisia while exploring civilizations of the past.

 

Our trip to Tunisia, once a French Colony, will begin in Tunis where you can barter at the spice, rug, copper and silver markets, known as “souks” and visit the Roman ruins with incredibly detailed mosaics. Then off to the sites in Carthage where Roman villas and baths are located and El Jem, where one of the world's most impressive Roman Colosseums was built in 230 AD.

 

We move down the coast to relax on Mediterranean beaches and then cross the salt deserts to the Gateway to the Sahara. Water springing from several sources has created an oasis in many regions that would otherwise be dry desert land – so expect to see lush green palm groves in the middle of these lands!

 

You will cross sand dunes and ride camels through the oasis in the desert - a unique, fun and unforgettable experience! And yes, we will stop and stay overnight in Bedouin tents to get a glimpse of their customs and traditions which are centuries old.

 

And finally we will visit the village of Matmata, the site of several scenes from “Star Wars” and the location of underground cave dwellings of an ancient tribe -  The Berbers - and learn how the Bedouins and Berbers weave and trade rugs and collect salt crystals from salt lakes to make their living.

 

Next, Malta, a warm and sunny island in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, with several sandy beaches, blue green waters, grottos, and caves. The cities are lively and bustling with great cafes and shopping opportunities – a very modern culture encapsulated in ancient historical context. The villages are filled with friendly people, lively festivals and very narrow streets – navigating your way around is part of the fun!

 

The island boasts some of the oldest free standing archaeological structures known in the world from the prehistoric period – which are similar to, but pre-date Stonehenge.

 

First inhabited by Late Stone-Age Sicilian farmers and later taken over by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs from Tunisia, and masters of ruling houses in Europe, Malta finally fell under British rule. Now part of the European Union, the strategically located island has in turn developed into a nation with foods and a language that reflects all of these cultures!

 

Malta has several sister islands which our group will visit on ferries and boats,  including Comino with its crystal clear waters, and Gozo with its historical sites, 6000 year old archaeological ruins and unique glass factories.

 

While in Italy, we explore Greek and Roman archaeological sites as well as key shopping districts, cafes and traditional pizzerias, in the lively metropolis of Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Round Trip from Toronto

Ferry & Bus Transfers

Accommodation in centrally located & air conditioned 3 & 4 star hotels

Breakfast and Dinner daily

Academic Instruction

Course materials

City Tours

 

While in Tunisia and Sahara:

Roman Archaeological Sites

Visits to Markets (Souks)

Camel Ride across Oasis

Visit Site of Dougga

Sidi Bou Said City

Bedouin Tents

Matmata & Berber Cave Dwellings

 

While in Rome:

Colosseum

Roman Forum

Capitoline Hill

Palatine Hill

Piazza Navona

Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain & Gelato

Pantheon

 

While in Malta:

City of Valletta & Grand Harbour

Blue Grotto Caves/Boat Ride

Prehistoric Archaeological site of Hagar Qim

Medieval city of Mdina

Mosta Cathedral Dome

Sandy Beaches & Rock Cliffs

 

PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS

CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION, GRADE 12, LVV4U

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English

 

INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND SOCIOLOGY, Grade 11, HSP3M

Prerequisite: None

 

ENGLISH, GRADE 12, ENG4U

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English

 

ENGLISH, GRADE 11, ENG3U

Prerequisite: English Grade 10

 

 

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