Anyone “who is tired of London…is tired of life,” to update Samuel Johnson’s famous statement about one of the world’s most exciting cities. A center of theater and business, of history and the avant garde, London offers the perfect setting to experience everything from art and literature to science and commerce. If, in the words of another famous Londoner, “All the world’s a stage,” then London is certainly the perfect theater to study the world. From your home base in central London, explore all the city has to offer!
*Cancel for any reason prior to February 1, 2021, and receive a Full Refund.
** The London Experience is part of a new multimodal global learning program. The hybrid program incorporates virtual learning content and online discussions with an intense on-site experience. A combination of faculty-guided and student-developed activities will explore the similarities and differences of a particular discipline in each student’s home community with that of people in and around London. **
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on spring/summer 2020 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2021.
Option 2 —Independent Travel:
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.
Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
Program Dates March 01, 2021 —June 03, 2021
On-Site Dates May 25, 2021 - June 3, 2021 Base Price
$2,749 - $2,949*
$999 - $1,199 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)Enrollment Status: OPEN
January 22, 2021 ($100 application discount if received by January 15)Scholarships: See our scholarships page
Art & Design / Art History
Exploring Graphic Design & Typography in London
Course Description: Explore the history of graphic design and typography in the city famous for its role in creating modern art and design. We will trace how the tools of typography and graphic design evolved in commercial and entertainment enterprises in visiting the Design Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Cartoon Museum, in addition to visiting contemporary design studios. Students will map their experience through journaling, writing, and sketching of studio, gallery, and museum visits, while also collecting material in order to create a typeface or style to express their design journey within London.
Prerequisite: Art Foundation classesWKU Course: ART 496
Course Description: Science and medicine are driving forces advancing society in hopeful ways. But they also raise fears that good discoveries can sometimes be abused. In this class we will explore the darker side of science and consider the ethical dilemmas that confront scientists, physicians, and society as science and medicine have evolved. Sites where we will explore these issues include Fleming's Lab at St. Mary's Hospital London (drug discovery and testing), and the Freud Museum in London (interpretive vs. empirical science).
Prerequisite: one year of science coursesWKU Course: CHEM 475
Course Description: You've read the books and seen the movies. Now explore the Harry Potter phenomenon in contemporary British culture on site in London. In our course, we will analyze and write about the film adaptations of Harry Potter and how they illustrate the issues involved when literature is converted into movies. We’ll also explore sites in Oxford and London that inspired the books and provided unforgettable locations for the movies, such as the London Zoo and Hampton Court Palace, in addition to touring the Harry Potter exhibit at Warner Brothers London studios. Muggles and wizards welcome!
Prerequisite: students will also be expected to read the Harry Potter novels and watch the Harry Potter movies before the class beginsWKU Course: ENGLISH 290 / POP 399
The People of London & Their Histories (1600-1830)
Course Description: Explore the history of London by focusing on the people of London at key moments in the city’s history between 1600 and 1830. We’ll read their eyewitness accounts and then visit city sites linked to their stories. We’ll imagine Shakespeare’s London while visiting the Globe Theatre and appreciate how London recovered from the Great Fire from under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. We’ll grasp what medieval London was like at the Tower of London and recreate Victorian London at Dickens’s House. Exhibits on London’s history at the Museum of London and the British Museum will further enrich our understanding of what Londoners have experienced over the centuries.
Course Description: Re-live the drama, romance, and theatrics of Victorian London in this musical history course, which explores the rich musical and theatrical culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You'll visit museums and historical sites focusing on course themes, such as the Theatre and Performance Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Westminster Abbey and the Royal College of Music, as well as attend a variety of live performances in such musical genres as art song, opera, choral, orchestral and chamber music. This course is simple enough for people new to music and history, and deep enough to engage more experienced learners!
Prerequisite: NoneWKU Course: HIST 490
Dr. Rachel Constance and Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino |
3 Cr. Hrs. |
Course Description: London is considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and offers a unique balance of old and new ways to conduct business. We will explore concepts of management and organizational behavior by visiting historic landmarks such as the Churchill War Rooms and the Tower of London. We will visit established businesses that continue to thrive such as Fuller's Brewery and Lloyds. We will also uncover new start-up businesses in this dynamic, ever-changing city. All locations are designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective of the global community and a greater understanding of cultural differences.
Prerequisite: an introductory or survey course in businessWKU Course: MGT 316 International Management
Course Description: Discover the differences between consumer behavior and practices in America and London! We’ll visit world-renowned museums and historic sites throughput London. We’ll visit Harrods and attend a London theater production. We will enjoy a choral evensong service at St. Paul’s in London [religion]. Along the way, students will calculate dollars to pounds [value] as we explore the city [perception] and experience first-hand consumer behavior “across the pond!”
Prerequisite: an introductory marketing class (or equivalent)WKU Course: MKT 491
Course Description: London offers unique opportunities to experience popular cultures different from ours. In this course we will observe in many settings and events the social, cultural and historical contexts for the popular culture of Londonerss. Among likely observation sites are London’s Westminster Abbey, Wimbledon and Wembley stadiums, and Buckingham Palace. Through video projects, cultural inventories, and interviews, you will interact with the people of London and increase your cultural awareness and ability to function in the diverse workplaces of the future.
Prerequisite: an introductory communication courseWKU Course: COMM 415
The Psychology of Dracula: Science, Literature and the Supernatural
Course Description: At last, a course you can sink your teeth into--the Psychology of Dracula! Bram Stoker's novel Dracula relied on new ideas in scientific psychology. In this class, we will explore developing ideas about hypnosis, sexuality, paranoia, hysteria, masochism, spirituality, and evolutionary continuity, while examining how they were employed in Dracula. Field trips that will enhance understanding of the course themes are planned to include such sites as London’s Highgate Cemetery, Jack Straw's Castle, and the British Museum, as well as the play, The Woman in Black.
Course Description: William Shakespeare said it best when he wrote "All the world's a stage"--where better to study theater than the home of Shakespeare and so many other brilliant playwrights and performers? This course will explore the differences between theatre practices and production in London and New York. By going to and observing theatre in the West End, we will explore the unique aspects of theatre across London stages. From the blockbuster musical to the small intimate theatre, we will make the worlds stage our place to learn and enjoy. In addition students will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of London, it's museums, restaurants, parks and neighborhoods.