Travel to London, then on to Edinburgh as you compare these competing cities to their American counterparts. Spend the first week in London along the South Bank as class activities take you to Wimbledon and other key locations throughout the city. In Edinburgh, dig deeper into the similarities and differences between Scotland and England.
Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London and Edinburgh up close.
- Accommodations: Included.
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- All course-related ground transportation
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
- Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
While in London, participants will reside at the London School of Economics (LSE) Bankside House, located in the historic borough of Southwark on the Thames’ South Bank. A walk along the river will take you to the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and the South Bank Arts Centre, as well as the famous Borough Market. London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines) and Southwark (Jubilee line) Underground Stations are a short walk from the residence.
Students will be housed in twin bedrooms, equipped with two single beds (linens and towels are provided), wardrobe, bedside table, desk, chair, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence.
Daily full English breakfast buffet is provided in the Bankside House Restaurant.
In Edinburgh, the group will reside at University of Edinburgh’s (UOE) Chancellors Court. The residence is situated within UOE’s Pollock Halls and at the base of Arthur’s Seat, one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks and a favorite for hiking and outdoor exercise. All rooms are en-suite (including toilet, sink and shower) and residents have access to shared pantries across all floors, a common room and a computer lab, all situated within Chancellor's Court.
Each bedroom is equipped with a bed, chest of drawers, TV, bedside cabinet, desk & study chair, desk lamp, easy chair, bookshelves, wardrobe, and mirror. The shared pantry provides use of refrigerator w/freezer, iron and ironing board, microwave, toaster and kettle. Each is furnished with dining table, stools, sofas, armchair, and coffee tables. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence.
Daily buffet breakfast is provided daily in the Pollock Halls’ John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC)
Group or Individual Travel Allowed
Option One - Group Travel
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our 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, you will 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.
Option Two - Individual 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 https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.
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.