London Winter

December 26, 2022 —January 08, 2023

Imagine yourself ringing in the New Year in London.

London has been one of the most important and connected cities in the world for most of the last half millennia. It was the center of the world's largest empire and from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century it was the financial capital of the Western world. It was the city of Shakespeare, Dickens, Johnson, Keats, and Blake. It has witnessed the plague, a Civil War, a supposedly Glorious Revolution, the Great Fire, the first Industrial Revolution, the birth of Romanticism, the Blitz, and Punk Rock. In other words, there is no other city in the world like it.

Experience the particular delights and lessons of international travel. And learn in a completely new environment, using the city of London and other locations as living classrooms.

Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Canterbury Cathedral & Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, or Stratford & Warwick Castle.

Participants are required to bring college/university ID cards, as proof of student status may be requested for activities booked with educational discounts.

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

Both the London Winter and London/Dublin programs will be housed at the Washington Mayfair Hotel in London. Not only will participants have the advantage of being housed in central London, they will be part of a larger CCSA community due to the combining of the 2 groups.

Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles are available at an additional cost. A full breakfast buffet is provided daily.

The 4-star Washington Mayfair Hotel is located in one of the London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, in the heart of Mayfair. Park Lane, The Royal Academy of the Arts, Buckingham Palace, Bond Street, Green Park and Hyde Park are a few minutes’ walk. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Knightsbridge are within a 10- to 15-minute walk. From nearby Green Park Underground, there is easy access to the City, Canary Wharf, the O2, Wembley Stadium, all London Mainline Stations and a direct link to Heathrow.

Included in each bedroom are complimentary WiFi, wide screen wall mounted plasma TVs, luxury down & feather duvets, individual controlled air conditioning/heating, electronic safe, bath robes, tea/coffee making facilities, and hairdryer. Also provided are soap, bath/shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, facecloths, shoeshine, and shower caps. Hair conditioner, dental kits, shaving kits, and slippers are available on request. Irons and ironing boards can be provided on request and are complimentary.

A hot breakfast buffet is provided daily.

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

John Strada

Program Director

John Strada A Senior Lecturer, John brings m more than 20 years of experience teaching college level Communication Studies courses. He has taught courses in Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Basic and Advanced Public Speaking, and various hybrid introductory courses with content ranging from small group and interpersonal communication to public speaking, basic theory & methods and communication history. John also currently teaches as part of EKU’s nationally prominent honors program, where he team teaches the freshman Honors Rhetoric course with faculty members from English and Philosophy.

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
December 26, 2022 —January 08, 2023

Base Price
$3,329 - $3,529*

Estimated Airfare
$1,199 - $1,399
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)


Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: OPEN

$150 Early Application Fee Deadline
September 09, 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

Advertising & Promotion / Marketing / Pop Culture / Film & Media Studies

England in the Movies: Storytelling & Media-induced Tourism
Course Description:

Harry Potter increased tourism by 50% in places associated with the films made from the books. When James Bond’s movie escapades featured rooftop views of the city of London, it prompted debates about how urban planning had to combine both the old and the new. The film and tourism industries have combined to boost the contemporary British economy. By using the resources of museums like the London Film Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, film studios like Warner Brothers, and film sites like Kensington Palace, street markets and parks, this course explores media-induced tourism in England through the lenses of mass communication, public relations, business and cultural studies.

“Movie buffs and hospitality specialists will satisfy their geeky fan fantasies as well as get applicable industry knowledge in this class, where the professor is super extraverted and inclusive.” – Dr. Marcie Hinton

Prerequisite: None
Dr. Marcie Hinton | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H / G

Communication Disorders / Speech-Language Pathology

The King’s Speech: Speech-Language Pathology in England
Course Description:

"I have a right to be heard. I have a voice!"-"King George VI" in the movie The King's Speech found his voice through speech therapy services in 1920's London. Explore the changing world of healthcare through the lens of speech-language therapy services in a variety of historical and contemporary settings across London. Activities are planned to include exploring therapy practices used in hospitals and schools, as well as examples of medical speech-language pathology in acute care hospitals and/or care-homes. We will compare the role of the National Health Service (NHS) to the 'open-market' healthcare systems in the United States.

“ There are limited study abroad experiences tailored to the field of speech-language pathology and this course will allow students the opportunity to learn about their chosen field in a way that they can only experience in this course.” – Robyn Wahl

Prerequisite: None
Prof. Robyn A. Wahl and Dr. Christen Page | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / G

English / Theatre

Curtain Call: British Drama in Action
Course Description:

Explore British drama and culture by experiencing British theatre in action. We’ll attend several dramatic productions in London’s amazing West End theatre district and explore aspects of street theater. We’ll learn about staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, art and set design while on backstage tours at such places as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio. Tentatively scheduled field trip sites designed to enrich your appreciation of the historical background and cultural setting of British theatre are Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey, Dover Castle and Hampton Court Palace.

“This class will hold strong appeal for anyone interested in watching or learning about drama. London is the epicenter of English theater in Europe and . Students interested in seeking credit for a literature/drama class will be able to take this course and broaden their experience in drama analysis.” – Dr. Mickey Wadia

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course should anticipate being assessed up to $175 additional to cover the cost of play tickets.

Prerequisite: students should have completed their home institution's basic writing requirements.
Dr. Mickey Wadia | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / G

English / Film & Media Studies / Pop Culture

Harry Potter on the Page & on the Screen
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 this 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!

“I have taught this course successfully in this program three times before, and . The London location provides access to a wide array of UK culture, and many sites associated with this course are located in London and the surrounding areas.” Dr. John Alberti The focus of the course on the adaptation of the Harry Potter series works well in the London Winter format.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the minimum composition requirements at their home institution. Students will also be expected to read the Harry Potter novels and watch the Harry Potter movies before the class begins.
Dr. John Alberti | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English Language / Literature / Creative Writing

Expository Writing in London: Examining “The Crown”
Course Description:

With the history and cultural importance of the British monarchy as our class theme, this course invites you to hone your writing skills while immersed in a unique London learning experience. By visiting such museums as the British Museum and the British Library and royal locations like Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London, students will find inspiration for descriptive writing, rhetorical analysis, summary and concision. The "Crowning" assignment will feature students synthesizing their experiences and tracing the impact of the British monarchy throughout history and up to the present-day.

Prerequisite: Basic writing course or instructor permission necessary.
Dr. Allie Johnston | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

History

Love, Lust & Death: England's Tudor Dynasty
Course Description:

The most fascinating family in British history is the Tudors. You may be familiar with the infamous Henry VIII and the "virgin queen" Elizabeth I, but delve deeper into the family history by discovering more about the other Tudors, like the sickly boy king Edward VI and "Bloody Mary." Learn about these monarchs in lively detail as we explore historical sites and castles they once called home, such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, and Greenwich; places they were entombed, such as Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle; and museums with artifacts from their time, such as the British Museum and National Gallery.

“The history of the Tudor family is one of the most interesting, exciting, and thought-provoking eras of Western civilization. In just the last 10 years, the number of books, documentaries, TV series, and movies dedicated to this one family attest to the attraction 500 hundred years later. Students are drawn to this subject. The tales and lore of this famous family should inspire any young college student to want to learn more and . You cannot get closer to this subject than standing on the ground where these people loved, lusted, and died.” – Dr. Barbara Cook

Prerequisite: three hours of History
Prof. Barbara Cook and Dr. Llewellyn Cook | 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

Literature / English

Exploring Gothic Literature in London
Course Description:

Encounter vampires, ghosts, murder, magic, and cemeteries--as we explore London’s many sites featured in famous works of Gothic literature and those used in film adaptations of that genre. Critical readings of Bram Stoker, J. K. Rowling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Mary Shelley will inform us of our adventures in Highgate Cemetery, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. We will immerse ourselves in cultural history in such diverse sites as the British Museum and a museum of curiosities and “natural history” as well as a real Gothic cathedral, and we will experience a modern treatment of Gothic themes when taking the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the minimum composition requirements at their home institution.
Dr. Staci Stone | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H / G

Management / Business / Organizational Behavior and Theory

Multicultural Management in London
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.

"This course offers a combination of faculty led visits and meetings with business professionals and student led independent project work. We focus on identifying cultural differences students encounter and experience based on organizational behavior topics such as motivation, conflict, and leadership." - Dr. Stock

Prerequisite: An introductory or survey course in business.
Karen L. Stock | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Nursing / Healthcare Administration / Social Work

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.

“Traveling around London and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom will benefit students seeking something different for their education and something that will set them apart when applying for jobs after graduation.” – Alexandria Colovos

“I am aware of all of the opportunities to learn in this city and surrounding areas since I was a CCSA student, and the experience helped me gain global knowledge of healthcare and nursing and was enhanced by visiting hospitals and facilities that are part of the universal healthcare system.” – Alexandria Colovos

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.
Prof. Alexandria Colovos, MSN, RN | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H / G

Theatre

Beyond the Footlights: Theatrical Tradition in Britain
Course Description:

This course examines the rich heritage of theatrical production in Britain from the medieval to the current West End stage. Included will be backstage tours of British theatre and concert halls, as well as discussions with London theatre critic Matt Wolf. Emphasis will be placed on the difference between British and American theatre practice and production. This exploration will culminate in the viewing of selected theatre productions. In addition students will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of London, which will provide inspiration for future artistic endeavors.

“To take all of this in during a two week period is an opportunity that comes only so often during a student's college career.” - Scott Boyd

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course should anticipate being assessed up to $175 additional to cover the cost of play tickets.

Prerequisite: None
Prof. Scott Boyd | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre / English / Literature

Theatre on Location: Classics to Contemporary
Course Description:

Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge; we will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theaters, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location.

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course should anticipate being assessed up to $175 additional to cover the cost of play tickets.

Prerequisite: None
Prof. Jamey Strawn | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H / G