London & Edinburgh

July 01, 2022 —July 16, 2022

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.

Program Package

  • 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)

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Mickey Wadia

Program Director

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 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.

Program Dates
July 01, 2022 —July 16, 2022

Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$1,495 - $1,695
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: OPEN

$150 Early Application Fee Deadline
February 04, 2022
(Early App Fee of $150 includes a $100 discount)
(App Fee increases to $250 after Early Application Deadline)
See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

Business Administration

From Grain to Glass: Exploring Adult Beverage Industries in the UK
Course Description:

This course explores all business aspects of the brewing, distilling, and wine-making markets in the United Kingdom. Beginning in London (home to English Dry Gin) and ending in Edinburgh (home to Scotch Whiskey), the class examines the many factors that affect the supply chain and business decision-making in the alcoholic beverage industry, including the environmental, political, regulatory, and economic aspects impacting this industry now. Visits are planned to distilleries and breweries, as well as suppliers and distributors, from which students will gain a comparative perspective on how the American and British adult beverage industries manage similar issues and challenges.

Many locations included in the course offer tastings that are voluntary.

Prerequisite: None
Prof. Aaron Judd | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Communication / Pop Culture / Broadcasting & Media Studies / Music

Pop Culture in London, Liverpool & Scotland: Sports, Music, Movies & More
Course Description: Explore the UK’s incredible influence on popular culture throughout the world in this class focused on how British musicians, films and sports institutions have had a huge impact on global trends. Learning experiences will include visiting sites associated with some of the greatest pop musicians, such as London’s Abbey Road Studio and Liverpool’s Magical Mystery Tour. The UK’s impact on the silver screen will be the focus during visits to the London Film Museum, the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio and Edinburgh’s Infinity Wars film locations. Field trips are planned for historic sports venues such as Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium, and the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: COMM 415 / POP 399
Prof. Barry Gresham | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Psychology / Sports Management / Education / Sports Medicine

Sports Psychology in the British Context
Course Description: Mastering the mental and emotional parts of sports competition is the focus of the emerging field of sports psychology. In this class, we will study sports psychology theories and topics in the context of British sports institutions. Field trip activities being planned include visits to historic golf courses, sports museums in London and Glasgow, as well as tours at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic and Wembley Soccer stadiums. We hope to attend matches at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and at Lord’s Cricket Ground and take in the British Open Golf Tournament at the Old Course in St Andrews. Lessons learned from sports psychology can help you be more successful in any endeavor.
Prerequisite: None
Dr. Gregg Steinberg | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U