Sport, culture and media converge in this unique academic
experience. Examine the myriad elements of British
popular culture and counter culture with a critical lens,
and seek to uncover the meaning in the messages we
encounter on a daily basis. Delve into the English obsession
for football as we study the international and domestic
political dimensions of this hugely popular sport in the
birthplace of the modern game and the home to the
strongest domestic league in the world.
You may also view the role of sports media in British
culture by examining its history and current state while
comparing it to the sports media in the United States.
Tour historical sporting venues, examine the use of social
media and the popularity of fantasy sports, investigate the
NFL's grassroots campaign to expand American football in
For something more personal, explore the spiritual
and psychological impact of preparing for and taking a
journey, then document your experiences “beyond the
selfie” through photography, journals, video, essays and
documentaries, while reflecting on global communities and
how those communities converge in London.
Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to
such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury
& Dover, or Stratford & Warwick.
- Accommodations: Included.
- See accommodation tab for more details.
- 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
- Daily breakfast and some additional meals
Option 1 — Group Travel
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.
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 https://ccsa.cc/departures 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.