Welcome to Global Journeys Academy of Learning!
As an educator and lifelong learner, I believe that life's journey is full of learning opportunities. That’s why at Global Journeys Academy we offer so much more than just travel abroad: we offer global opportunities, opportunities to see and experience the world and learn how to adapt to different environments, face new challenges, and embrace fresh opportunities within our increasingly globalized world. We are dedicated to shaping active and aware global citizens!
For nearly 20 years we have been designing meaningful educational-travel programs for high school students from across Canada. Our exceptional programs bring learning to life: teachers that inspire, encourage, and make learning fun; course material that is integrated and tailored to onsite locations; and onsite activities that extend learning beyond the classroom. We offer rich, challenging, and fun programs that transform a student’s learning.
Research has shown the life-changing impact that studying abroad has on student success, not only in terms of improved academic outcomes, but also on personal development. International experiences help students develop curiosity, resilience, and tolerance, whilst encouraging positive attitudes towards civic engagement and global responsibility.
The success of our school programs has led to two new branches of educational-travel: we now offer a range of specialized tours and volunteer projects for university students and lifelong learners of all ages. Our newest programs provide experiential learning opportunities that transform the way you travel: behind-the-scenes tours of archaeological, cultural, and historical sites with expert guides; learning a new skill with local masters; working with indigenous communities to forge meaningful connection. Whatever your age or your interests, we're here to help expand your horizons while travelling abroad.
At Global Journeys Academy our mission is to create a journey of a lifetime! Are you ready to join us?
Dr. Lisa Trentin, Principal
Students who join our programs have a keen interest in expanding their boundaries, both physically and intellectually. We attract highly academic and adventurous students who want a journey like no other.
Time and time again, our students attest to the benefits of an international education: friendships that last a lifetime, lessons that resonate beyond the curriculum, and travels that break down (social – cultural – religious) barriers.
Our exceptional teachers motivate students to do more, see more, and learn more, providing them with a solid foundation for the workforce or higher learning at college and university.
All of our teachers are OCT-qualified and come from schools across Ontario. They have years of teaching experience and are innovators in their fields: Heads of Departments, Curriculum Writers, and Vice Principals!
Our team consists of local and international staff who have a wealth of experience in the tourism industry, as well as expert knowledge of different cultures, histories, politics, and religions. We work with licensed tour guides, professors, researchers, scientists, and teachers to ensure a truly comprehensive educational-travel experience.
Additionally, our staff have a range of travel and volunteer experience, as well as First Aid + CPR training, to ensure a safe and satisfying travel experience.