Golf in Canada One Course Summer Study Abroad Program
Why Study Golf with MEI?
Heavily influence by French, English evolved as a hybrid. It emerged from the collision of languages and cultures that provided not only new words but also new ideas and worldviews. Paris and London are the ideal cities in which to consider this influence as well as that of art and history on English literature and culture. Dynamic learning experiences, such as attending a Shakespearean play at the Globe Theatre, performing rants at Speaker’s Corner and visiting the Moors that inspired Wordsworth, will bring the coursework alive for students as they travel from France and England north into Scotland.
Sport, leadership and healthy living – Grade 12
This is an active and competitive program that pairs students with top golf professionals, while playing Clublink courses throughout Ontario and Quebec. The opportunity to focus on a specific aspect of the game each day will help students gain the confidence and mental strength required to succeed. Although the focus of the program is on golf, there will be a broader theme of uniting body and mind. This connection is fundamental to a successful golf game and will be refined through fitness and other sports such as ultimate frisbee, volleyball, hiking, and canoeing. Students also are required to read biographies on outstanding leaders in sports, business and politics. This will serve as our academic backdrop for discussions, essays and presentations.
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Prep Session 1: Early May, 2017
Preparation and Course Work
In order to ease into the program, students have access to the course website where reading lists will be posted. Course preparation is spread out over four weeks: our first two-week preparation session begins in early May, focusing on course readings; the second two-week session begins in late June, focusing on completing small assignments. These online sessions are designed to connect students with their teachers and classmates, to help complete short tasks, and to alleviate the workload during the summer. Students are required to complete all foundation work prior to leaving to ensure they are ready to hit the ground running while overseas.393f55
Departure From Toronto (Day 1)
Our North American departure hub is Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Five hours prior to our departure, a short meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Terminal 3, to distribute course packs and 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 November 30.
Toronto (Day 1–3)
We will begin the Golf component of the program by playing some of the premier courses that the GTA has to offer, including Clublink courses Caledon Woods, Glen Cairn, Bond Head, and Rattle Snake. Here we will start focusing on the fundamentals of the game, including technical skills, physical preparation, and mental awareness, all of which are crucial to success on the golf course.
Muskoka (Day 3–11)
Muskoka is a scenic area sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, and lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near to golf courses, country clubs, and marinas. Right in the heart of “Cottage Country”, Clublink courses like Rocky Crest and The Lake Joseph Club have become legendary not only for their immense beauty, but top-rated facilities and playing amenities. Academically we will be focusing on leadership in sports, discussing legendary coaches and figures and their approaches to sports and life.
Mont-Tremblant (Day 11–15)
From Muskoka we will travel to another picturesque location, with a stop in Mont-Tremblant, where students will have the opportunity to play Le Val de Lac and Le Maitre de Mont, two beautiful courses with world-class facilities. Academically, we will focus on creating our own athletic philosophies and ethos, using the knowledge and experience gained throughout our trip to develop a unique approach to golf.
Montreal (Day 15–21)
Long considered a cultural hub of North America, Montreal offers students the opportunity to see another side of Canada—one that immerses itself in music, the arts, and great literature while still offering breathtaking scenery and unique cuisine. Students will balance their time on the course with tours through historical neighbourhoods like the Mile-End, the Plateau, and the Old Port. We will finish off the program with our final tournament at Le Fontainebleau, host of the 2004 Telus Skins Open and 2015 Champions Tour Montreal Open.
Travel dates subject to change.
All prices include international student fees.
- Hotels and accommodations
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Entrance fees to all course-specific sites
- Ministry-approved credit(s) upon successful completion of the course(s)
- Custom course pack
- Student Login
- MEI journal
- Digital yearbook
- Return airfare from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport
- Transportation between hotel locations via private coach
- Transportation for all listed program excursions
- Paris Museums: Musee D’Orsay, Louvre, Pompidou
- The Palace of Versailles
- The Eiffel Tower
- Luxembourg Gardens
- Mouffetard Market and the Tuileries
- London Museums: National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern
- Trafalgar Square
- Camden Market
- The Globe Theatre
- Theatre in London’s West End
- St. James Park, Hyde Park
- Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard
- Hike through the moors of Grasmere
- Edinburgh Castle
- Camera Obscura
- The Royal Mile
- Travel Visas
- All airline taxes, charges and fees*
- Local transportation
- Registration fee
- Course texts
- Medical Insurance and Cancellation Protection**
*For approximate cost, please contact our office
**All students travelling with MEI Academy are required to purchase Medical Insurance.
In order to comply with TICO regulations, your invoice total will be divided into two payments; one for program costs
(MEI International Academy) and one for travel cost (Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel). The exact breakdown amounts will be indicated on your invoice and payments begin in January.
Program Costs Payable to: MEI Academy International
Travel Costs Payable to: Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel
Total does not include cancellation insurance, travel and health insurance, and airline taxes and surcharges.