Spend a month studying in London - one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities on earth. CCSA's four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit. You will reside in an 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. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.
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.
Available are optional day trips to Stonehenge/Salisbury and Blenheim Palace/Cotswolds and optional weekend excursions to Edinburgh/Alnwick Castle and Paris.
London Summer Program Package
Base Price $4,632 Includes:
Accommodations in single rooms with ensuite bathroom and shower
Limited meal card for use on at Waterloo Campus dining venues
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 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 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. The Palace is still inhabited today by the Duke of Marlborough. The Gardens are set in over 754 hectares of land with an exquisite water garden. Following the visit to Blenheim Palace and Gardens, you will depart for a coach tour 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. Visit Stow-on-the-Wold and explore the history, art and culture of this ancient, picturesque market town.
See Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower! Participants will be transported by coach to London St. Pancras Station, where they will travel to Paris aboard the Eurostar train via the English Channel tunnel. Upon arrival at Paris Gare du Nord Station, participants will board a coach for transfer to the 4-star Mercure Paris Montmartre Hotel—located at the foot of the Sacre Coeur hill, in the beautiful area of Montmartre, Paris, France, (18th arrondissement) AND close to the Place De Clichy metro station. Rooms are twin/triple occupancy with private bath, free WiFi and buffet breakfast each morning.
Cost: $975 (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 ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.
Art History / Art & Design / Theatre / Interdisciplinary
The London Arts Experience: Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
Course Description: London, one of the most exciting cities in the
world, is home to centuries of visual art,
performance, design, and architecture. In this class
you'll visit theatres, music venues, restaurants,
museums, and galleries. You'll see some of London's
most famous sites, and explore unique places that
are off the beaten path. You'll talk to artists, see
cutting edge theatre, hear music that ranges from
classical to contemporary, and taste new foods and
old British favorites, and you'll gain exhilarating
first-hand knowledge of how design, architecture,
and the arts come together in and around the
dynamic streets of London!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Oratory, Advocacy and Public Address in London
Course Description: From Parliament to Westminster Abbey, from
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to the Speaker's
Corner at Hyde Park, London has served as an
epicenter of history, stories, and public address
through the centuries. Students in this advanced
public speaking course will have the opportunity to
visit contemporary and historical venues
highlighting London's unique culture and history
of oral communication and to use those locales
as a backdrop and an inspiration for the various
speeches that will be completed as part of the
course. This course can count for upper division
credit or to fulfill a basic public speaking
requirement. This course may be paired with
Culturally London: Communication and
Competence in Group B.
Prerequisite: For upper division credit: Completion of a Basic
Public Speaking course or consent of instructor.
Popular Shakespeare: Sex, Race and Religion on the London Stage
Course Description: Enrich your understanding of Shakespeare and his
world by studying him on-site in London. While
focusing on up to four of his plays to be seen in
current production on various London stages, the
class will also explore the history and culture of
Elizabethan England by field trips to Shakespeare's
home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey,
the new Globe Theatre and the Tower of London
(Shakespeare nearly found himself there!). Our
itinerary also includes a Thames boat cruise, a
walking tour of Shakespeare's London, and a visit
to a pub he was known to frequent, with plenty of
class time to focus on Shakespeare's treatment of
sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity and religion.
Prerequisite: Composition 1 and 2, or completion
of basic writing requirements as determined by the
home university, or consent of the instructor.
Habeas What? British Common Law and Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: British common law traditions and the British
legal system have influenced the American judicial
system. Through field trips to various British legal
sites, including where the Magna Carta was signed
at Runnymede, where an original copy of the
Magna Carta now remains at the British Library,
and observing a criminal procedure at Old
Bailey, students will develop an understanding as
to how the British common law system originated
and evolved to impact other common law models
around the world.
Course Description: As Britain experiences the aftermath of the vote to
leave the European Union, nowhere is better suited
for studying the impact of Brexit than London, one
of the business capitals of the world. This class
offers opportunities to understand the implications
of Brexit for finance and trade, investment and
labor, etc. through interviewing British consumers
and business managers and visiting the London
offices of multinational corporations. Gain
insights into the shifts in economic power among
international players that come with Brexit and
deepen your understanding of global economic
trends with this unique on-site learning experience
Prerequisite: Introductory Business course,
general knowledge of economics or consent
Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.
Culturally London: Communication and Competence
Course Description: Enhance your intercultural communication skills
in London, one of the most thrilling, cosmopolitan,
and diverse cities in the world. With the city as our
classroom, we will study the communication
process across cultures with an emphasis on
intercultural perception, values, and nonverbal
expression in the personal and public spheres.
Immerse yourself in London's rich cultural
traditions by exploring sites such as the British
Museum, the houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's
Globe Theatre, and Westminster Abbey. In
this course, you will acquire the intercultural
competence needed to be an effective
communicator in virtually any profession in a
modern, global society. This course may be paired
with Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Oratory, Advocacy and Public
Address in London in Group A.
Criminal Justice / Legal Studies / Political Science
Law and Order: London
Course Description: A Jack the Ripper tour, the Tower of London, Big Ben
and the Palace of Westminster, Windsor Castle, The
Royal Courts of Justice, Magna Carta, Old Bailey, and
many other exciting locations in London and beyond
will be the key to our hands-on learning about the
relationship between English and American criminal
justice. Join us as we explore the roots of these two
criminal justice systems and as we compare current
English and American police and court practices.
A perfect class for students interested in all areas of
criminal justice, political science, or legal studies.
Course Description: Come to the land of haunted castles. dark dungeons, and beautiful and moving memorial art as we explore the
changing roles and meanings of deaths in England and western culture. In this course, students will
experience the prehistoric past with fossil digging on the Jurassic Coast, tour the rich and macabre history
of the famous Tower of London, visit the grave of the famous and infamous, visit the notoriously haunted
Warwick Castle, and learn the dark history of Beachy Head on the scenic Sussex shore. We'll study the changes
in death's meaning through careful study of historical texts; readings in thanatology; and various forms of the
English elegy, including the English poets of the Great War. Students will also consider how our denial of death
and our faith in science has changed how we approach death - and how we choose to live before it.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken a first-year writing course.
Course Description: This course looks at British popular music, mainly
from the 1960s to the present, starting with the
Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks etc. and moving
on to Punk, Shoegaze and Britpop (Oasis, Blur, etc.).
British youth culture is examined, with subcultural
groups like The Teds, Mods, Rastas, and Rockers
analyzed as style signifiers and as examples of
how important popular music is for British youth.
Emphasis is placed on bands and styles that did not
translate well to the United States for being “too
British” or other reasons. Field trips to Liverpool,
Manchester and within London amplify the
impact of the classroom sessions.
Course Description: Why are the Harry Potter novels the best-selling
books of all time? As we read and discuss the Harry
Potter novels in London and visit film locations, we
will attempt to answer this question by examining
the symbolism, imagery, and ideas employed in the
novels. We will take a 6 mile walk of film sites in
London, visit the Hogwarts Great Hall and Library
in Oxford, traipse through Snape's Dungeon in
Lacock, and explore Alnwick Castle where Harry
learned to fly. There's no greater place to read and
study Harry Potter than England!
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully
completed their university's lower division