London Summer

July 08, 2022 —August 07, 2022

Make London your home. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit along with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the King’s College Waterloo Campus. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.

Students wishing to take two classes must select one Group A course and one Group B course, as designated in the Course Descriptions section. Students may take a second 3 credit-hour course for an additional $700. Your home university may have an additional fee, so check with your CCSA campus representative. The $700 second course fee is non- refundable following the first payment deadline. Students considering a second class should bear in mind that doing so will require them to be in class or mandatory class- related activities all day Monday through Thursday.

Group A Class Schedule:
  • Mondays: 9:00 am - Noon
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Mandatory Full Day Class Field Trips: Tuesday and Thursday (alternating)
Group B Class Schedule:
  • Mondays: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - Noon
  • Mandatory Full Day Class Field Trips: Tuesday and Thursday (alternating)

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 (KCL) 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 £100 meal card for use at the Waterloo cafeteria and coffee shop.

Fri 15 Jul: Blenheim Palace/Cotswolds day trip

Sat 16 Jul: Stonehenge/Salisbury day trip

Fri 22 Jul – Sun 24 Jul: Edinburgh/Alnwick Castle weekend

Fri 29 Jul – Sun 31 Jul: Paris weekend

Pricing and additional details will be published soon!

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Steven Guns

Program Director

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 08, 2022 —August 07, 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

Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.

Communication

All the World’s a Stage: Public Speaking in London
Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to public speaking in the exciting, cosmopolitan city of London. Be inspired by such destinations as Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and learn to create compelling, vivid presentations that will enhance your professional skills. Additionally, you will learn the art and science of public speaking from tour guides and professional communicators. Students will learn to craft informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentations in the course. This course is designed for any student wishing to become a more effective, empowered communicator.
Prerequisite: None
Prof. Krista Kimmel | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Communication / Sports Management / Broadcasting & Media Studies

British Sports, Society, and Media
Course Description: Based in London, this class will enrich your understanding of the importance of sports in British society, of the relationship between sports and British media, and of how sports impact society in terms of race, culture, gender and economics. We’ll visit world-famous sports facilities like Wembley and Arsenal Stadiums and Olympic Park, but also sites like Rugby School and the Hampton Heath Croquet Club that focus on British sports not as popular in the US. And we’ll gain a close-up look at how British media handle sports with visits to newspapers and TV networks. Hop on board for a memorable experience!
Prerequisite: Preferably some background or interest in sports and/or any level of media (broadcast, print, internet, etc.)
Prof. Tommy Booras | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Legal Studies / Government

Habeas What? British Common Law & Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: This upper-division government/legal studies course explores the unique British common law tradition and how it directly influenced the American legal system. Combining classroom instruction with a whirlwind tour of fascinating destinations in and around London, this class will provide students with a deep understanding of British law while visiting the beautiful countryside of Runnymede (where the Magna Carta was signed), sitting in on cases at the Royal Courts of London and the Old Bailey courthouse, watching the UK Supreme Court deliberate, and witnessing the British House of Commons in all its contentious action.
Prerequisite: None
Prof. L. Joe Dunman | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Photography / Art & Design

Experiments in Photography: England Through the Camera’s Lens
Course Description: Designed for anyone interested in art, photography or British culture, this fun hands-on course introduces a range of historical and contemporary experimental practices. Students will explore the birth of photography in England and the Victorian obsession with all things optical that helped lead up to it. We’ll create a photographic record of our travels, while experimenting with pinhole cameras, stereo photography, cyanotypes, emulsion lifts, light painting, book binding and other creative processes. We’ll visit London galleries, the Photography Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, beautiful Lacock Abbey where photography was invented, and scenic sites around the city. All skill levels are welcome.
Prerequisite: None
Prof. Laura Hartford | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Psychology / Pop Culture / Music

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Music Based Subcultures as Hedonism or Revolution?
Course Description: Mods used amphetamines to dance all night. Hippies glorified psychedelic music, psychedelic drugs, and free love. Raves ran on ecstasy, the "love drug." Although youth subcultures were defined by their music and drugs of choice, they also included Utopian visions of a changed and better future. How, if it all, are these related? We will examine music, lifestyles, values, and sociohistorical contexts associated with the above subcultures, as well as Punk, Goth, Hip Hop, and Heavy Metal. Field trips, including a trip to Liverpool, will let us hear music, make graffiti art, and experience mainstream British culture and contemporary countercultures.
Prerequisite: For undergraduates - At least one introductory level course in Psychology, Sociology, Popular Culture, or Modern History.
Thomas J. Johnson, Ph.D. | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.

Art & Design / Theatre / Interdisciplinary

Discover London Through Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
Course Description: London is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, and home to centuries of visual art, performance, and design. In this class you’ll explore some of London’s famous sites, but you’ll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. You’ll see street art and the great masterworks, hear classical and contemporary world music, watch productions of cutting-edge theatre and Shakespeare, eat traditional British food and try new flavors – you’ll even meet some of the artists themselves. You’ll experience first-hand how it feels, looks, and sounds as all the arts come together on the vibrant streets of London!
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Carol J. Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Communication

Storytelling and Influence: Exploring London’s History, Legends and Culture
Course Description: Learn the elements of oral storytelling design, presentation and influence while exploring one of the world’s most story-rich cities: London. Learn from local storytellers and immerse yourself in the rich culture, history and legends of England at such iconic sites as the Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and the BBC. Develop and present your own stories through the mediums of live performance, video, and podcasting. A must-take course for students interested in communication, English, broadcasting, history, education, parks and recreation, public health, law and business, or anyone wanting to become a more engaging and influential speaker or performer.
Prerequisite: None
Prof. John Strada | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

Interdisciplinary

Global Dimensions of Social Justice: Perspectives from the UK and US
Course Description: The US recently experienced significant civil unrest due to deeply embedded systemic inequalities. Come to London to participate in experiences to understand systemic inequalities -- past and present -- in the UK. The course will examine marginalized populations in London focusing on issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and migration with experiences that will allow for critical analysis and comparison to the United States. Experiences include the Migration Museum in Lewisham to understand the people who have lived/live in London, a visit to Brixton to learn about marginalized Caribbean populations, and a tour of Whitechapel and East London to learn how extreme poverty shaped London historically.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Kristen N Wallitsch | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Music / History

Beheadings, Beatles, and Bowie: Music and Culture Clash
Course Description: Protest and persecution have launched the greatest cultural revolutions, while music is the artistic reflection of that change. Through readings, discussions, expositions, walking tours to Camden Jazz Cafe and Abbey Road, and live performances in Westminster Abbey and the English National Opera, this course explores the role of music in London’s cultural upheaval, from the religious wars of the 17th century to Ziggy Stardust and Amy Winehouse in modern times.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Daniel Parsley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Nursing / Social Work / Healthcare Administration

Comparing Healthcare Systems in the United Kingdom and the United States
Course Description: Learn about the differences between the British and American healthcare systems while living in London! We'll take 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. We'll explore how healthcare has evolved when visiting places such as the Roman Baths in Bath, the Old Operating Theatre in London, and an underground military hospital in the Cliffs of Dover.
Prerequisite: None
Ms. Alexandria Colovos | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H