Earn 3 credit hours in London during CCSA’s two-week mid-summer program. You will reside in en-suite accommodation at Moonraker Point in the exciting Southwark area of London, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close.
The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. This program overlaps the first 2 weeks of the month-long London Summer Program so you can explore the city with students from many CCSA schools.
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.
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 July 08, 2017 —July 23, 2017
(15 days) Base Price
$1650 Enrollment Status: CLOSED
February 24, 2017
Architecture / Interior Design
Cathedrals, Castles, and Crumpets: Examining British Architecture
Course Description: British architecture is the merging of many art forms into a single work. Each structure is a monument to the past and the future. Studying past forms helps us understand how people progressed over the centuries, while today's architecture helps us explore the possibilities for the future. London is teeming with traditional and contemporary designs that can be studied through the art and architecture lenses. Students will be exploring, analyzing, photographing, journaling about, and drawing some of London's oldest historic structures, like Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the city's tallest skyscraper, the Shard.
Course Description: The history behind science's greatest discoveries is one of intrigue and excitement. As we visit museums, laboratories, hospitals, breweries and crime scenes, we will rediscover this science together. This class will cover the discovery of the elements, penicillin, brewing, and other scientific significant discoveries as time allows. Through these experiences and our own unique perspectives, we will understand the implications of science in modern times and in our everyday lives. There's no better way to make chemistry come alive than to rediscover the locations where the scientific break-through actually occurred!
Prerequisite: One semester of any Chemistry course and one semester of any Biology course.
Cultural Comparisons of British and American Sport
Course Description: Sports are an integral part of society. They are significant to the identity of many people beyond elite athletes. This class will examine sports in Great Britain and their community impact compared to the role of sports in the United States. Come to London and visit the world's stage for the 2012 Olympic Games and home of the Championships at Wimbledon, as well as other significant sporting sites such as the World Rugby Museum and a Premier League football club. And, consider how communication shapes the experiences of sport and transacts our cultural values.
Course Description: We live and work in a world in which everything is connected by media, business, social and political issues, ecological concerns, and humanitarian issues. The success or failure of our interaction often depends on our intercultural communication skills. How do we manage differences in language, perception, and nonverbal communication? Develop your own intercultural communication skills by experiencing intercultural communication in London. Learn how culture and communication are intertwined by immersing yourself in London's people, history, art, neighborhoods, sports, and media. Our text will be London itself, including visits to Chinatown, the British Museum, National Gallery, and cultural spots.
Prerequisite: One semester of English composition.
Course Description: London is a classroom that demonstrates how water affects society in complex and unexpected ways. In this class, students interested in sociology, history and environmental studies will be able to follow the flow of water through London's history and witness first-hand how important this vital resource has always been for its people. Contemplate high society at the Ritz during afternoon tea then walk the working class docks of Canary Wharf. Tour the streets of London tracing the path of hidden rivers and canals, visit the water well that caused the 1854 cholera epidemic, and tour the Thames River by boat.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sociology course and English Composition II.