London: Mid Summer

July 18, 2021 —August 02, 2021

London is a metropolis made up of hundreds of communities. Become part of the city while based at the King’s College Waterloo Campus.


The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close. An optional day trip to Stonehenge/Salisbury will be offered.


Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

The deadline to apply for Optional Excursions is March 27, 2020

Full Day Excursion to STONEHENGE & SALISBURY (Saturday, July 25) ADDITIONAL COST $169

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, is one of the world’s most recognized sites, a circle of mystery that fascinates visitors from all over the world. Your visit will allow you to walk around the outside of the stone circle, and you can listen to some of the myths and legends about Stonehenge on the audio tour. Salisbury, on the banks of the River Avon, is best known for its glorious cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral dates back to 1220 and has the tallest spire of any cathedral in England. It is also home to the best preserved original manuscript of the Magna Carta. The town retains some lovely medieval streets, and the 15th century Poultry Cross is certainly worth a visit.

Included in the cost are:
  • coach transportation to and from Stonehenge and Salisbury
  • paid entrance to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Karen Stock

Program Director

Karen Stock Dr. Karen Stock is an Associate Professor in the DeVille School of Business at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She has taught full time at Walsh since 2010. She teaches courses in Ethics, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate and graduate level and develops such curriculum with a global focus in mind. Prior to joining Walsh, Dr. Stock worked in product development, marketing, and international communications for global companies and incorporates this experience into her teaching. Dr. Stock earned a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and a Master of Arts in Management degree from Walsh University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University, where she majored in Organizational Behavior and minored in International Business. As an undergraduate student she also studied in London. For that reason, she is particularly enthused to be able to share a similar experience with her students now. Dr. Stock has taught Global Management with CCSA in the London Winter programs in the past. She has a professional network of colleagues and business professionals in London and actively seeks to expand this network in order for students to be able to benefit from a variety of experiences during their time studying abroad.

Option 1 — Group Travel

Cost: TBA

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.

Includes:
  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • 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 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.


Visas

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
July 18, 2021 —August 02, 2021

Base Price
TBA

Airfare
TBA
Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
March 26, 2021
($100 application discount if received by March 12)
Scholarships:
See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

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 classes
WKU Course: ART 496
Prof. Matthew Walsh | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Finance / Business

British Perspectives on Modern Personal Wealth Management
Course Description: Increase your financial literacy by exploring in this class the historical evolution of personal wealth management. Since London houses the UK’s central bank, the nation’s premier stock exchange, money markets, derivative exchanges, financial regulators and all the major types of financial institutions, there’s no better place than London for a student to learn about the financial industry that serves the nation and the individual. Visits to various financial institutions such as HSBC international banking corporation, the Bank of England, the London Money Market Association, the Insurance Institute of London (Lloyd’s), and the London Business School will facilitate students’ understanding of how the US and UK personal wealth management systems align and differ.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: FIN 161
Dr. Kevin Zhao, CFA | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

International Business / Management / Legal Studies / Marketing

British Business, Law & Brexit
Course Description: As Britain experiences the aftermath of leaving the European Union, constructing a new trade agreement with the EU, dealing with immigration and boundaries, nowhere is better suited for studying the impact of Brexit than London, one of the business capitals of the world. This class offers opportunities to understand the implications of Brexit for US, UK and EU companies through meetings with business managers, visiting offices and production facilities of multinational corporations, and observing British law and parliamentary system. Gain insights into the shifts in economic power among international players that come with Brexit and deepen your understanding of global trade, laws, marketing, currency, production, and tariffs with this unique on-site learning experience in London.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: MGT 410
Professor Lynnette A. Guzzino | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Marketing / Management

Consumer Behavior across Cultures
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
Prof. Stephen Farley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Music

Beheadings, Beatles & Bowie: Music & Culture Clash
Course Description: Our music reflects our struggles. Protests and persecution of the past four centuries in London demonstrate this idea. In this course, we will explore the ways in which conflict has provoked response in music, from the seventeenth-century religious wars to Amy Winehouse and Ziggy Stardust in modern times. We will examine the relationship between present socio-political currents and contemporary musical trends. Walking tours, live performances, and visits to sites such as Abbey Road Studios, homes of London's rock stars, Camden Jazz Café, Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, Chapel Royal, and St. Paul’s Cathedral will supplement readings, podcasts, and discussions.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: MUS 430
Dr. Daniel Parsley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Nursing / Healthcare Administration / Social Work / Psychology

Gaining International Perspectives on Public Health in England
Course Description: In this time of global pandemic, public health policies and issues have never been more vital to our well-being. By studying public health practices in an international context, students will gain valuable insights on the role of international organizations as well as community-based healthcare institutions. Historical perspectives will be gained by visiting sites such as London’s Science Museum, Old Operating Theatre, and the Florence Nightingale Museum. Students from various disciplines will benefit from learning experiences that highlight comparisons and contrasts between America’s public health system with those of England.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: HCA 347
Mrs. Irina Sergeyeva, MSN/RN | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Nursing / Social Work

Comparing Healthcare Systems in the United Kingdom & the United States
Course Description: Learn about the differences and similarities between the British and American healthcare systems through field trips in London and other parts of the UK to healthcare facilities and historical sites. We’ll interact with healthcare workers and consumers and learn about how the education of healthcare professionals compares to the US model. In London, we’ll walk in the footsteps of the mother of modern nursing at the Florence Nightingale Museum and of the father of modern psychiatry at the Freud Museum. We’ll explore how healthcare has evolved when visiting the Roman Baths in Bath, the Old Operating Theatre in London, and an underground military hospital in the Cliffs of Dover dating from World War II.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in lower or upper level nursing or social work courses. Students in the lower level course should have completed at least 21 hours of their college's general education requirements.
WKU Course: NURS 317 / SWRK490
Professor Alexandria Colovos, MSN, RN | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U, H

Psychology

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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PSY 499
Dr. Robert Mitchell | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theater / Literature / Communication / History

Old Meets New: London Theatre in Performance
Course Description: Explore British Theatre and performance through a classical and contemporary lens using the city as your stage and the London theatre district as your artistic playground. This course enhances the critical eye of the artist as well as builds upon the artist’s body as creative instrument. Blending performance-based classes and workshops with critical thinking and collaborative learning, students from all disciplines will benefit and grow into healthier, stronger performers and communicators. We’ll bring history to life by visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, attending a performance at the Globe Theatre, and learning English Country Dance in Hyde Park, while also experiencing brand new theatre works.
Prerequisite: Minimum of sophomore standing and completion of basic college writing course. Students will be expected to participate in daily physical exercises designed to enhance communication and body/spatial awareness.
WKU Course: THEA 499
Professor Corrie Danieley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre

Exploring London’s Theatre
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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: THEA 499
Prof. Ronald Shaw | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U