London Mid-Summer

July 06, 2018 —July 22, 2018

Quick Info

  • Program Dates: July 06, 2018 —July 22, 2018
  • Early Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
  • Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
  • Location(s): United Kingdom
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $ 2,805

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.

London Mid-Summer Program Package

Base Price $2,805 Includes:

  • Accommodations in single rooms with ensuite bathroom and shower
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • London Travelcard ?
  • 4-day BritRail Flexipass ?
  • Limited meal card for use on at Waterloo Campus dining venues

Optional Trips

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!

Optional trip registration is completed through your CCSA London Summer application. Look for the question titled "Optional Trips: London Summer 2018".

Edinburgh & Alnwick Castle - Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

See Edinburgh Castle and the crown jewels of Scotland! Upon arrival at Edinburgh’s Waverly Train Station, you will be met by a coach and guide for a city tour of Edinburgh. Visti Alnwick Castle—featured as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films and as the magnificent Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey’s 2014 Christmas special.

Stonehenge & Salisbury Friday, July 20

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, is one of the world’s most recognized sites, a circle of mystery that fascinates visitors from all over the world. Salisbury, on the banks of the River Avon, is best known for its glorious cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral dates back to 1220 and has the tallest spire of any cathedral in England. It is also home to the best preserved original manuscript of the Magna Carta.

Blenheim Palace & The Cotswolds Saturday, July 21

Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. Following Blenheim Palace and Gardens, you will stop at the town center of Woodstock for a short visit before driving on through the Cotswolds—a region of outstanding natural beauty characterized by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade.

Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $849 – $1049 *
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

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 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 air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
* All prices are estimates based on Summer 2017 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by September 2017.

Courses Offered

Business / Law / Management

Business Law & Brexit
Course Description: London, one of the world's business centers, offers an initial glimpse of how Britain will deal with the effects of Brexit. This course delves into the global legal environment of London and the effectual changes to businesses in the way they operate and comply with laws and regulations. You will learn general legal principles with an emphasis in business and immigration law. You will see principles learned come to life (from theory to practice) through enhanced discussion, experiential activities and site visits to places like The Supreme Court in Parliament Square and Oxford University. Expect daily walking which tends to fall within 3 to 5 miles each day in the varied activities planned. Take into account time of year (heat/cold), inside/outside, ruggedness and other factors.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Dr. Aquesha Daniels | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/GR

Communication / Pop Culture

London's Influence on Pop Culture: Sports, Music, Movies & More
Course Description: From the Beatles to Adele, James Bond to Harry Potter, Wimbledon to the Olympics, this course examines the incredible influence London has on popular culture. Visit the musical roots of the British Invasion with the London Rock Tour of the homes, venues (Royal Albert Hall) and recording studios (Abbey Road) of some of the greatest artists in the history of Rock ‘n' Roll. Trace London's impact on the silver screen while touring the London Film Museum (James Bond Exhibit) and Warner Brothers Studio (Harry Potter Tour). Explore some of the world's most historic sports venues: Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ability to walk at least 4-6 miles a day. Open to ALL undergraduate majors and can be taken as lower or upper division course.
Prof. Barry Gresham | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English / Literature

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Storytelling, and Telling Your Own Tale
Course Description: This two-week summer course in London, designed for English, Creative Writing, Communication, and MCE/AYA Language Arts Majors, is a pilgrimage, reading selected excerpts from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and immersing yourself in London, Canterbury, and other historical sites. Create your own up-to-date Tale, by video/blogging. Reading selected excerpts from “The Wife of Bath,” “The Miller,” “The Knight,” and others, we will use iterary analysis to explore storytelling. Your final will be to write and tell your tale, with the winner getting a free meal. Able to walk 2-4 miles.
Prerequisite: Completion of first year English composition requirements, including research and argumentation.
Prof. Kathleen Marie Buttermore | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Food Science / Agriculture / Biology / Chemistry

Crop to Table: Terroir and British Food Culture
Course Description: Ever ask yourself how soil and climate (terroir) affect regional or national foods and culture? Recent food science studies have identified terroir as an important factor in dictating what food is prevalent and how it tastes. In this course, students will examine how British environmental and soil conditions affect local crops, how the processing of these products are utilized in fermentation-dependent food production, and ultimately how together terroir and fermentation result in unique flavors in London and throughout Britain. Participants will visit farms, breweries, dairy farms and cheese makers, and bacon producers, as well experience distinctive cuisines and cultures at local restaurants. Through a combination of class activities and field trips, students will not only get an understanding of terroir and its role in food science but an appreciation for the cultural gifts of Britain. Expected physical activity is daily walks of 2-5 miles.
Dr. Christian Paumi | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

Nursing / Public Health / Health Care Administration / Social Work

Worldview on Chronic Disease Management through the Eyes of British Culture
Course Description: Britain was one of the first countries to develop a system for combating premature death and managing chronic disease (CD). In this course designed for nursing, pre-med, social work, and health care management majors, students will gain insights into how the British pioneered in important aspects of health care through visits to the Science Museum, the Florence Nightingale Museum and Oxford University. By connecting with students from the University of London and visiting medical facilities, you will learn about the roles of health care professionals and compare the CD management models and strategies used in Britain with those of the United States. Students should be able to walk 5 miles a day.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Prof. Irina Sergeyeva | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Political Science / International Studies

Visual Politics: The Global City of London
Course Description: London is a Global City! It is a planetary hub, sending, receiving and reshaping global flows in politics, economics, and society. We will explore London as a unique micro-cosmos of global politics and learn about some of the field's main concepts and dynamics, such as interdependence and global currents. Students will document their observations through photography, which will serve as the basis for classroom discussions, presentations, and the writing of analytical journals. The visuals of politics can be found in diverse and fascinating sites, such as in the visual symbols of the British Monarchy, in architecture, and in street graffiti. Expect students to be fit enough to spend hours walking and exploring the city
Prof. Guilherme A. Silva | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

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