CCSA - London Mid Summer - Summer 2020 - Study Abroad

London Mid Summer

July 19, 2020 —August 04, 2020

London is a metropolis made up of hundreds of communities. Become part of the city while based in the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Participants will reside at Stamford Street Apartments, directly across from the Franklin Wilkins Building—where classrooms, CCSA office and cafeteria are located.

The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close. An optional day trip to Stonehenge/Salisbury will be offered.

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • 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

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Karen Stock

Program Director

Karen Stock Dr. Karen Stock is an Associate Professor in the DeVille School of Business at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She has taught full time at Walsh since 2010. She teaches courses in Ethics, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate and graduate level and develops such curriculum with a global focus in mind. Prior to joining Walsh, Dr. Stock worked in product development, marketing, and international communications for global companies and incorporates this experience into her teaching. Dr. Stock earned a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and a Master of Arts in Management degree from Walsh University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University, where she majored in Organizational Behavior and minored in International Business. As an undergraduate student she also studied in London. For that reason, she is particularly enthused to be able to share a similar experience with her students now. Dr. Stock has taught Global Management with CCSA in the London Winter programs in the past. She has a professional network of colleagues and business professionals in London and actively seeks to expand this network in order for students to be able to benefit from a variety of experiences during their time studying abroad.

Option 1 — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $999 – $1199

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 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.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2019 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2020.

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 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 19, 2020 —August 04, 2020
(16 days)
Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$999 - $1,199
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
February 28, 2020
($100 application discount if received by February 14)
Scholarships: OPEN
Due March 06. See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Anthropology / Public Health / Health Care Administration / History

Gravediggers, Doctors, & Dissection: London’s Gruesome Medical History
Course Description: Bodysnatchers. Jack the Ripper. Patients buried alive. All of these are phenomena related to the gruesome yet incredible medical developments in England which occurred in the 18th through 19th centuries. While these phenomena have frightening and difficult mythologies attached to them, they also allowed fascinating insight into human anatomy, medicine, and Western culture. Come with us and examine the ways in which macabre medical history in London Shapes our cultural, moral, and ethical understanding of healthcare and the human body. Sites include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Highgate Cemetery, and the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, among others.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of lower level writing/English requirement
WKU Course: ENGL 290
Dr. Jessica Hume | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: COMM 415
Prof. Barry Gresham | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Education / English / Literature

Peter Rabbit to Harry Potter: Exploring London through Children's Literature
Course Description: Board a train like WWII child evacuees, walk the London streets like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry Potter. In this class we will be reading and analyzing British children’s literature, while we walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library, deepen your understanding of literature’s historical context at the Museum of London and Westminster Abbey, experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour AND encounter literary history at Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: LME 318
Dr. Stacey Korson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

English / Literature

Horror, Myth, and Legend in English Literature
Course Description: This course explores the development of British literature through horror and mythology. Students will immerse themselves in London and the surrounding English countryside by first reading about and then visiting the key sites that influenced this lore. We will read excerpts from L’Morte d’ Arthur and visit Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon, explore Highgate Cemetery alongside Dracula, and visit the Warner Brothers Studios as we explore Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Together, we will investigate the nature, development, and function of myth and legend in culture and in literary works, and the nature and function of mythic archetypes.
Prerequisite: Composition requirement or consent of the instructor.
WKU Course: ENGL 290
Dr. Julie Cyzewski | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


Digital Photography in England
Course Description:

Explore greater London with your digital camera. Learn the processes and aesthetic values of digital photography, including light, composition, content and ethics. Designed for non-photo majors who love to shoot pictures. Requires more than your smartphone.

High quality point-and-shoot or DSLR camera required.

Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PJ 131
Professor Rachael Banks | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U