London-Summer

July 24, 2022 —August 08, 2022

London offers a view of the world unlike any other capital city. Join CCSA and a community of scholars as we explore London and the surrounding area to get a taste of England and it’s place in the world – past, present, and future. Check out the wide range of courses listed below taught by CCSA faculty from our member schools.

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* (International Programs Only)
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

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 is provided in the Bankside House Restaurant.

Full Day Excursion to STONEHENGE & SALISBURY

Saturday, July 30

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. Your visit will allow you to walk around the outside of the stone circle, and you can listen to some of the myths and legends about Stonehenge on the audio tour.

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. The town retains some lovely medieval streets, and the 15th century Poultry Cross is certainly worth a visit.

Included in the cost are:

  • coach transportation to and from Stonehenge and Salisbury
  • paid entrance to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

  • THE ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU WILL BE $160

    CCSA Central Office

    Contact Information

    Stephen Farley - Applications

    Robert Bedard - Payments

    Robin Byerly - Travel

    Steven Guns

    Program Director

    Steven Guns Steven is the Senior Education Abroad Advisor at Murray State University and has been directing programs with CCSA since 2012. London is his favorite place to be and he loves to share the magic of the city with others. As a student Steven studied abroad in Spain and South Korea. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his masters of science in international education administration/college student personnel from Murray State University. His professional background is in university housing and education abroad. Steven has made accessible study abroad a focus, working on multiple programs designed for students with disabilities and has led student groups to Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and South Korea.

    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.

    Includes:
    • 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.

    Visas

    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 24, 2022 —August 08, 2022

    Base Price
    $2,929

    Estimated Airfare
    $1,050 - $1,350
    (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)
    Scholarships:
    See our scholarships page

    Courses Offered

    Art & Design / Theatre / Interdisciplinary

    Discover London Through Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
    Course Description: London is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, and home to centuries of visual art, performance, and design. 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 street art and the great masterworks, hear classical and contemporary world music, watch productions of cutting-edge theatre and Shakespeare, eat traditional British food and try new flavors – you’ll even meet some of the artists themselves. You’ll experience first-hand how it feels, looks, and sounds as all the arts come together on the vibrant streets of London!
    Prerequisite: None
    Dr. Carol J. Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

    Communication

    All the World’s a Stage: Public Speaking in London
    Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to public speaking in the exciting, cosmopolitan city of London. Be inspired by such destinations as Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and learn to create compelling, vivid presentations that will enhance your professional skills. Additionally, you will learn the art and science of public speaking from tour guides and professional communicators. Students will learn to craft informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentations in the course. This course is designed for any student wishing to become a more effective, empowered communicator.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: COMM 415 / COMM 145
    Prof. Krista Kimmel | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Communication / Sports Management / Broadcasting & Media Studies

    British Sports, Society, and Media
    Course Description: Based in London, this class will enrich your understanding of the importance of sports in British society, of the relationship between sports and British media, and of how sports impact society in terms of race, culture, gender and economics. We’ll visit world-famous sports facilities like Wembley and Arsenal Stadiums and Olympic Park, but also sites like Rugby School and the Hampton Heath Croquet Club that focus on British sports not as popular in the US. And we’ll gain a close-up look at how British media handle sports with visits to newspapers and TV networks. Hop on board for a memorable experience!
    Prerequisite: Preferably some background or interest in sports and/or any level of media (broadcast, print, internet, etc.)
    WKU Course: COMM 415
    Prof. Tommy Booras | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Communication

    Storytelling and Influence: Exploring London’s History, Legends and Culture
    Course Description: Learn the elements of oral storytelling design, presentation and influence while exploring one of the world’s most story-rich cities: London. Learn from local storytellers and immerse yourself in the rich culture, history and legends of England at such iconic sites as the Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and the BBC. Develop and present your own stories through the mediums of live performance, video, and podcasting. A must-take course for students interested in communication, English, broadcasting, history, education, parks and recreation, public health, law and business, or anyone wanting to become a more engaging and influential speaker or performer.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: COMM 345
    Prof. John Strada | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

    Honors / Interdisciplinary

    Multicultural London: Social Justice Perspectives
    Course Description: This course offers students an opportunity to examine the culture and diversity of London -- the world’s most multicultural city. Learn how and why groups have migrated to London and how social inequalities evolved over time there. We will visit the Migration Museum, the neighborhood of Brixton to learn about marginalized Caribbean populations, Whitechapel and East London to understand poverty in the Victorian era, and Chinatown’s Gerrard Street. The excursions and course content will allow students to challenge, question, and analyze socially constructed systemic inequalities and learn how Londoners are working to break cycles of socialization to move in a direction of change.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: HON 490 / CSJ 301
    Dr. Kristen N Wallitsch | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

    International Business / Management / Legal Studies / Marketing

    British Business, Law & Brexit
    Course Description: As Britain experiences the aftermath of leaving the European Union, constructing a new trade agreement with the EU, and dealing with immigration and boundaries, nowhere is better suited for studying the impact of Brexit than London. Gain understanding of the implications of Brexit for US, UK and EU companies through meetings with business managers, visiting offices and production facilities of multinational corporations, and observing British law and its parliamentary system. Through this unique on-site learning experience in London, you’ll acquire insights into the shifts in economic power among international players that come with Brexit and into the nature of global trade, laws, marketing, currency, production, and tariffs.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: MGT 410
    Prof. Lynnette A. Guzzino | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Music / History

    Beheadings, Beatles, and Bowie: Music and Culture Clash
    Course Description: Protest and persecution have launched the greatest cultural revolutions, while music is the artistic reflection of that change. Through readings, discussions, expositions, walking tours to Camden Jazz Cafe and Abbey Road, and live performances in Westminster Abbey and the English National Opera, this course explores the role of music in London’s cultural upheaval, from the religious wars of the 17th century to Ziggy Stardust and Amy Winehouse in modern times.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: MUS 430
    Dr. Daniel Parsley | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Nursing / Social Work / Healthcare Administration

    Comparing Healthcare Systems in the United Kingdom and the United States
    Course Description: Learn about the differences between the British and American healthcare systems while living in London! We'll take field trips in London and other parts of the UK to healthcare facilities and historical sites. We'll interact with healthcare workers and consumers and learn about how the education of healthcare professionals compares to the US model. We'll explore how healthcare has evolved when visiting places such as the Roman Baths in Bath, the Old Operating Theatre in London, and an underground military hospital in the Cliffs of Dover.
    Prerequisite: None
    Ms. Alexandria Colovos | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

    Photography / Art & Design

    Experiments in Photography: England Through the Camera’s Lens
    Course Description: Designed for anyone interested in art, photography or British culture, this fun hands-on course introduces a range of historical and contemporary experimental practices. Students will explore the birth of photography in England and the Victorian obsession with all things optical that helped lead up to it. We’ll create a photographic record of our travels, while experimenting with pinhole cameras, stereo photography, cyanotypes, emulsion lifts, light painting, book binding and other creative processes. We’ll visit London galleries, the Photography Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, beautiful Lacock Abbey where photography was invented, and scenic sites around the city. All skill levels are welcome.
    Prerequisite: None
    WKU Course: ART 496G / ART 130
    Prof. Laura Hartford | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

    Psychology / Pop Culture / Music

    Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Music Based Subcultures as Hedonism or Revolution?
    Course Description: Mods used amphetamines to dance all night. Hippies glorified psychedelic music, psychedelic drugs, and free love. Raves ran on ecstasy, the "love drug." Although youth subcultures were defined by their music and drugs of choice, they also included Utopian visions of a changed and better future. How, if it all, are these related? We will examine music, lifestyles, values, and sociohistorical contexts associated with the above subcultures, as well as Punk, Goth, Hip Hop, and Heavy Metal. Field trips, including a trip to Liverpool, will let us hear music, make graffiti art, and experience mainstream British culture and contemporary countercultures.
    Prerequisite: For undergraduates - At least one introductory level course in Psychology, Sociology, Popular Culture, or Modern History.
    Thomas J. Johnson, Ph.D. | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H