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.
Ground transportation between program sites
Accommodations in single rooms with ensuite bathroom and shower
All required program excursions
Course-related activities and entrances
4-day BritRail Flexipass
Limited meal card for use on at Waterloo Campus dining venues
Health and emergency evacuation insurance
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
While in London students on CCSA London Summer programs reside at King's College Moonraker Point aparments. These recently renovated apartments include 5-8 individual rooms, kitchen and common area. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and shower.
Moonraker point is situated in Zone 1 and a 15 minute walk to Guy's Campus and a five minute walk to Southwark underground station on the Jubilee Line. The building is controlled with 24 hour security and has a common room, TV lounge, on-site laundry facilities, bike storage, and weekly room cleaning.
Join your fellow CCSA participants on a variety of optional excursions offered during the London Summer Program! The excursions are at additional cost and have been planned by CCSA. These dates and times are scheduled between class sessions, so you won't be missing out on any course activities. Optional trips offer a great opportunity to travel outside London and see more of Europe!
Space on each of the optional excursions is limited, so we urge you to apply well in advance of the March 31, 2017 deadline.
Optional trip registration is completed through your CCSA London Summer application. Look for the question titled "Optional Trips: London Summer 2017".
Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket 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. Includes
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
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.
An Introduction to the British National Health Care System
Course Description: This course will examine first-hand the Human Services System in England. The United Kingdom utilizes a national health care system that has been in existence for more than sixty years providing opportunities and disadvantages when compared to our system in the United States. During this course site visits will be planned to facilitate a fundamental understanding of this system. We will be out and about learning through observation and interaction about human services. Visited will be museums, the court system and human various service agencies. We will also meet with a British Social Worker. Bring your walking shoes!
Course Description: Zombies! The mere word elicits fear. But the living dead have much to teach us if we're willing to learn. The last decade has seen a major increase in the interest in zombies in England, where several significant zombie films and novels are set. By looking at films like 28 Days Later and reading novels like M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts, we will explore the history, significance and literary response to the zombie in Britain. We will discover why zombies fascinate us, why they terrify us and what this fascination says about British culture, society and Britons themselves.
Prerequisite: Completion of one lower division English course
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.