• Photography Safari: Journey Through Sri Lanka

      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Voyage through Sri Lanka, the country with the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Be transformed by the lush natural and cultural environment as you explore beautiful visuals in the vast array of ecosystems throughout this island. There is no better place for wildlife photography because you will be up close to a wide variety of fauna and flora.

      Land in Colombo with some time to rest before heading south to the charming colonial town of Galle, a UNESCO site founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese. Immerse yourself in the world of elephants, leopards, and native birds on a safari tour at the Yala National Park while capturing breathtaking images. From there, enjoy the scenery as you travel north to the mountain regions of Nuwara Eliya.

      Fall in love with baby elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Explore the exotic city of Kandy filled with bazaars and temples including Temple of the Tooth, one of the holiest shrines in the Buddhist world.

      Join us on this unique adventure and experience a trip of a lifetime!

      Trip Highlights

      • Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
      • Turtle Hatchery
      • Catamaran Tour
      • Madu River Safari 
      • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
      • Temple of the Sacred Tooth Buddhist Temple
      • Ancient City Tours
      • And so much more!

    • Courses

      • Photography, Grade 11, College/University Preparation (AWQ3M)
        Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

      • Photography, Grade 12, College/University Preparation (AWQ4M)
        Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

      *Credit granted by EduTravel Private School and transferrable to all Ontario schools.

      Photography Equipment

      • DSLR camera with standard lens (18 – 55 mm or similar)
      • Camera Battery and charger
      • SD cards – 2-4
      • SD card reader (with SD adapter for, or SD port in the laptop) 
      • Laptop
      • Camera bag  
      • Additional Lenses – eg 50 mm, 18 -135 mm
      • USB drive
      • Portable Hard Drive
      • Extra camera battery 
      EduTravel Private School has been granted the authority to issue credits by the Ontario’s Ministry of Education.  All students will receive a report card upon completion of the course.  All credits issued by EduTravel Private School are transferable to any Ontario School Board or Private School.
    • Mandatory Program Dates

      June 22, 2019: Orientation & First Class
      • Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation.  Only students are required to attend the afternoon introductory class. Students will be granted access to the online course and are required to complete and submit the pre-trip assignments prior to departure.
      July 29 to August 17, 2019: Travel Days
      • Students are required to complete assignments as they visit sites and participate in the activities during the travel days.  Students are also required to collect information for their summative assignment throughout the trip.
      August 19 and August 20, 2019: Post-Trip Online Classes
      • Students are required to complete and submit their summative assignment online. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours. 
    • Program Fees

      Program Cost: $6290.00

      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $296.00

      Registration Deadline – May 15th 2019

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by completing and returning the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office for more information.

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • All meals (except for some lunches)
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • Course materials
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Required Photography Equipment (please refer to Courses tab for required equipment 
      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details

    Registration Deadline – April 28 2019

    Orientation & First Class: Saturday, June 22, 2019
    Location: Chestnut Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St, Toronto)
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Travel Dates:  Monday, July 29 to Saturday, August 17, 2019
    Post-Trip Online Classes:  Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20, 2019

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