CCSA - London Summer - Summer 2020 - Study Abroad

London Summer

July 10, 2020 —August 09, 2020

Make London your home. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit along with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at 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. 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 nonrefundable 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.

Students wishing to take two classes must select one Group A course and one Group B course, as designated in the Course Descriptions section. To avoid schedule conflicts, courses meet according to the following weekly pattern.

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

John Strada

Program Director

John Strada A Senior Lecturer, John brings m more than 20 years of experience teaching college level Communication Studies courses. He has taught courses in Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Basic and Advanced Public Speaking, and various hybrid introductory courses with content ranging from small group and interpersonal communication to public speaking, basic theory & methods and communication history. John also currently teaches as part of EKU’s nationally prominent honors program, where he team teaches the freshman Honors Rhetoric course with faculty members from English and Philosophy.

Option 1 — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $1199 – $1399

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 10, 2020 —August 09, 2020
(30 days)
Base Price
$4,599 - $4,799*

Estimated Airfare
$1,199 - $1,399
(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

Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.

Broadcasting and Media Studies / Communication / Art and Design / English

Digital Storytelling in London
Course Description: Everyone has a story to tell, and in this class students will develop their own stories as they relate to the culture of Great Britain by creating audio and video projects on location. We will examine digital media as a tool for seeing, exploring, and expressing cultural identity. We will be visiting ancient sites such as Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London, as well as taking day trips along the River Thames and to Oxford to meet with other students to discuss similarities and differences in American and British college culture. You’re invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop your cultural competency and sensitivity in the process of documenting intercultural stories in London.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: JOUR 481
Prof. Ann Andaloro | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Finance / Business

British Perspectives on Modern Personal Wealth Management
Course Description: Increase your financial literacy by exploring in this class the historical evolution of personal wealth management. Since London houses the UK’s central bank, the nation’s premier stock exchange, money markets, derivative exchanges, financial regulators and all the major types of financial institutions, there’s no better place than London for a student to learn about the financial industry that serves the nation and the individual. Visits to various financial institutions such as HSBC international banking corporation, the Bank of England, the London Money Market Association, the Insurance Institute of London (Lloyd’s), and the London Business School will facilitate students’ understanding of how the US and UK personal wealth management systems align and differ.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: FIN 161
Dr. Kevin Zhao | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Public Health / Public Affairs Policy Admin / Earth Science / Interdisciplinary

Sustainability in the UK: Cities and Universities
Course Description: The sustainability of our planet is being addressed by cities and universities across the world in a multitude of ways that Americans can benefit from learning about. In this class, students will research and evaluate how British cities and universities are innovating with sustainability efforts in such areas as transportation, food supply, greenspace and work-life balance. Our interdisciplinary approach will be focused on London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, and selected British universities. Students will be responsible for assessments comparing British plans for sustainability with American initiatives and a photo journal illustrating the insights they have gained through this exposure to British sustainability endeavors.
Prerequisite: Sophomore level for undergraduate level. Completion of a bachelors degree for graduate level.
WKU Course: ENV 475
Dr. Tamara Sluss | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

Sociology / Social Work

The Dark Side of London: A Sociology of Evil
Course Description: Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and explores the manifestations of evil in society - from the monstrous institutions of slavery, empire, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, and discrimination. In this class, you will explore locations emblematic of society’s evils. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and then trace the steps of Jack the Ripper through Whitechapel. Stand on docks in Liverpool where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchill’s War Rooms where he directed the Second World War during the Blitz.
Prerequisite: Introductory sociology course.
WKU Course: SOCL 489 / CRIM 489
Dr. Joseph Simpson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.

Art / Design / Advertising / Interdisciplinary

Exploring London's Design and Visual Culture
Course Description: London’s rich cultural and historic heritage, as well as its diverse traditions and values, make it the perfect locale for exploring how design and art create visual culture. We will explore the history of print and photography, advertising and graphic design, painting and street art, by visiting museums like the Victoria and Albert, the Tate Modern, and the British and Design Museums, as well as world class design studios. In this introduction to some of the most significant themes and movements in visual culture, students will gain new skills in deciphering visual cues and interpreting different types of design and art forms across cultures.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ART 490
Dr. Ida Kumoji-Ankrah | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English / Literature

The Magical World of Harry Potter
Course Description: Few books have ever captivated audiences year-after-year, resonating with both young and old, like the beloved and magical book and film series, Harry Potter. The Magical World of Harry Potter course will take you on a real-life, four-week adventure in London as we critically examine and discuss the imagery, symbolism, reception, and epic achievements of what is arguably the most popular book series ever written. You will visit iconic film sites, experience Hogwarts Great Hall and Library in Oxford; explore Snape’s Dungeon in Lacock; and view props, costumes and more at the Harry Potter Studios. Witches, wizards, muggles and students, join me on the adventure of a lifetime in England as we immerse ourselves in the magical world of Harry Potter. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Prerequisite: English Composition
WKU Course: ENGL 290 (H)
Prof. Mica Mecham | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

Legal Studies / Government

Habeas What? British Common Law and Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: This upper-division government / legal studies course explores the unique British common law tradition, which directly influenced the unique American legal system. This course combines classroom instruction with a whirlwind tour of fascinating destinations in and around London. Students will gain a deep understanding of British law by, among other activities, visiting the beautiful countryside of Runnymede (where the Magna Carta was signed), sitting in on cases at the Royal Courts of London and the Old Bailey courthouse, watching the UK Supreme Court deliberate, and witnessing the British House of Commons in all its contentious action.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PLS 400 / PS 420
Prof. Joe Dunman | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre / Art / Interdisciplinary

The Arts in London: Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
Course Description: London is one of the most magnificent cities in the world, and home to all kinds of theatre, art, music, and all kinds of artists. In this class you’ll explore some of London’s famous sites, but you’ll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. You’ll see productions of the newest, cutting edge theatre as well as Shakespeare at the Globe; hear everything from classical to contemporary music; see special exhibits and masterworks; eat traditional British foods and try new flavors – you’ll even meet some of the artists themselves! The arts of London will come alive when you experience first-hand how they feel, look, and sound on the vibrant streets of London! This course is available for Honors credit.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: THEA 499
Dr. Carol Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H