London Mid-Summer

July 17, 2022 —August 01, 2022

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* (International Programs Only)
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Participants will reside at the Stamford Street Apartments on King’s College London’s Waterloo Campus; ideally situated on the south bank of the Thames and within Zone 1 of the London transport system. Waterloo Station (mainline train and Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo underground lines) is within a 5-minute walk from the property. The area is also well served by a number of bus routes. The south bank is home to a range of restaurants, pubs, art galleries and markets.

Students will be housed in 4- to 8-room apartments with shared common area and kitchen. Each bedroom is equipped with a 3⁄4 double bed, under bed storage, desk, chair, drawers, small closet, and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin, mirror and toilet. The shared kitchen area provides use of refrigerator w/freezer, oven, and microwave. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence. Additional residence features are common room, TV lounge, laundry facilities and 24- hour security.

Classrooms, meal card access and computer labs are located across the street in the Franklin-Wilkins Building, also part of King’s College London Waterloo campus.

Participants are provided a £75 meal card for use at the Waterloo cafeteria and coffee shop.

Sat 23 Jul: Stonehenge/Salisbury day trip

Pricing and additional details will be published soon!

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.

Group or Individual Travel Allowed

Option One - Group Travel

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our 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, you will 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.

Option Two - Individual 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.

* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.

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 17, 2022 —August 01, 2022

Base Price
TBA

Airfare
TBA
Enrollment Status: OPEN

$150 Early Application Fee Deadline
February 04, 2022
(Early App Fee of $150 includes a $100 discount)
(App Fee increases to $250 after Early Application Deadline)
Scholarships:
See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Chemistry

Britain's Role in Chemistry and Medicinal Sciences
Course Description: The course will focus on the historical scientific and medical museums and hospitals of London, along with the contributions of British scientists and medical professionals. We will observe the wonders and discoveries of early chemistry and the medical fields, including dental, optical, and pharmaceutical, and enrich our minds with the astonishing experiences of scientists in the past and the obstacles and marvels attributed to them. Museum visits will tentatively include the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the History of Science Museum in Oxford. Field trips are also planned for specialized sites, including the Old Operating Theatre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Chelsea Physic Garden, and the Alexander Fleming Laboratory.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Leslie Hiatt | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Communication / Broadcasting & Media Studies / Pop Culture / Art & Design

Digital Storytelling in London
Course Description: Everyone has a story to tell and, in this class, students will develop their own stories as they relate to the culture of London by creating photographic, audio and video projects. We will examine digital media as a tool for expressing personal and historical narratives. Your story will include iconic locations including the British Museum, the houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and Westminster Abbey. You’re invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop digital storytelling skills in the process of documenting narratives in London.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Ann Andaloro | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

English Language & Literature

Tolkien’s Medieval Rings
Course Description: There are no better sites to explore England’s rich medieval heritage than Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral and Warwick Castle. These are just highlights among the tentative site visits in this course, which immerses you in the art, architecture and literature of medieval English society – the better to understand the cultural heritage that influenced the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Studying medieval texts such as Beowulf and Dante’s Inferno which inspired Tolkien, in addition to visiting sites in Oxford associated with him, will further enhance your understanding of what fired the creative imagination of the author of The Lord of the Rings.
Prerequisite: Completion of First Year Composition requirement and one Humanities or Intro to Literature course, or permission of instructor.
Dr. Warren Edminster | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Finance / Business

Exploring How Britain’s Financial Institutions Manage Personal Wealth
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
Dr. Kevin Zhao, CFA | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Healthcare Administration / Occupational/Physical Therapy / Psychology

Comparing British and American Health Care Systems in London
Course Description: Designed for students who plan to work or study in any of the healthcare-related fields or any of the social or behavioral sciences requiring interaction with people, this class explores the similarities and differences between the British and American health care systems. Visits to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, doctor's offices, and inpatient and outpatient therapy clinics (where permitted) will provide a deep understanding of how the British health care system works. Interviews with residents of London and visits to various historical sites will provide an appreciation for the social and cultural context that influences British healthcare and wellness-related practices; and which helps explain what sets them apart from America’s healthcare system.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Robert Mullaney | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

History

The People of London & Their Histories
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.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Bradford J. Wood | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

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, and dealing with immigration and boundaries, nowhere is better suited for studying the impact of Brexit than London. Gain understanding of 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 its parliamentary system. Through this unique on-site learning experience in London, you’ll acquire insights into the shifts in economic power among international players that come with Brexit and into the nature of global trade, laws, marketing, currency, production, and tariffs.
Prerequisite: None
Prof. Lynnette A. Guzzino | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Music / Interdisciplinary

Responding Creatively to London’s Rich Artistic and Musical Scene
Course Description: This course challenges you to explore your own creativity while experiencing London’s vibrant creative arts and music scene. Visits to the National Gallery of Art and the Tate Modern as well as to music venues such as JazzLive at the Crypt and famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club will introduce you to how different combinations of music and art affect emotions and how creativity springs out of mixing artistic genres such as photography, art and jazz music. A final assignment allows you to express your own creativity through a multimedia project inspired by your responses to the artistry directly experienced on site in London.
Prerequisite: Students should have completed their home institution's basic writing requirements
Dr. Andy Nevala | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Nursing / Healthcare Administration

Trends and Issues in Nursing and Healthcare: Nightingale to Now
Course Description: This course focuses on both the historical and current practices of the British and American healthcare systems. Students will explore how different cultural influences affect health policies, leading to an analysis of the similarities and differences in British and American healthcare delivery, nursing, and medicine. Significance is given to the historical influences on the nursing profession and healthcare. The roles of health professionals in England and the United States will be compared and contrasted. Trends and issues of professional nursing and global healthcare perspectives will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on experiential learning, with visits to London hospitals, the Old St. Thomas Hospital, the Old Operating Theatre, the Florence Nightingale Museum, UK Parliament, and other healthcare institutions and museums.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Tamara Robertson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre / Literature

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 their tools for creative storytelling. 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. Visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, experiencing brand new theatre works, learning period movement in Hyde Park, and taking in a performance at The Globe Theatre will bring history to life and allow artists to use these tools in their craft.
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.
Professor Corrie Danieley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U