CCSA - London Winter

London Winter

December 26, 2016 —January 08, 2017

Quick Info

  • Program Dates:
    December 26, 2016 —January 08, 2017
  • Early Application Deadline:
    September 16, 2016
  • Location(s): London, United Kingdom
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $3199

The allure of London at New Year's draws people from around the world. A center of business and government, of history and culture, of the ancient and the avant-garde, London offers the perfect setting to experience everything from politics and society to science and commerce. England's history and culture come alive in a set of courses that offer science, history, and health care.

Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover, or Stratford & Warwick.


Heart of London

Spend this winter session in the heart of London in London's prestigious Mayfair District, located in the best location to experience everything London has to offer. Green Park and Buckingham Palace are only 5 minutes' walk from the front door of the hotel. Walk within minutes to Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and more.

Mayfair's handsome architecture has made it a prime, very exclusive, location. For nearly 300 years the most influential people in the land have enjoyed its elegant squares, broad Georgian thoroughfares and beautiful parks. Mayfair's parks and gardens are some of the most beautiful and original in all of London, such as the Grosvenor, Hanover and Berkeley Squares. The US Embassy and many other diplomatic buildings are situated in Mayfair. A bustling social hub, Mayfair is full of people from all over the world. Beautiful squares make it a peaceful haven, not to mention a stunning place in which to live, work and shop.


With an art deco facade, this upscale hotel is a 4-minute walk from Green Park tube station (with direct connection to Heathrow airport) and 7 minutes from the designer boutiques of Bond Street. The Washington Mayfair is a distinguished hotel with a history dating back to 1913. Its Art Deco origins can be clearly seen in the exquisite and understated bas relief features on the exterior. You will be staying in one of London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, tucked into the heart of Mayfair, a few minutes from Park Lane. A full English buffet breakfast is included each morning, with service from 7 – 10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 – 11:30 AM on weekends and January 1. Lunch and evening meals are at the participant’s expense.

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Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $1450

Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket 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. Includes

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.


  • Accommodations in twin rooms with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Unlimited local transport pass
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Courses Offered

Business / Management / Organizational Behavior and Theory

Global Management: The London Model
Course Description: Experience global management first-hand! Become immersed in all that London has to offer and experience the unique balance of old and new ways to conduct business. Experience cultural diversity that is present in London by visiting historical landmarks, established companies, and new development. All are designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective of the global community of which they are a part. Students will be able to personally relate their experiences to organizational behavior concepts while visiting historic sites such as Bletchley Park, the Churchill War Rooms and Smithfield Market compared to modern-day organizations such as Selfridges, John Lewis, and Lloyd’s.
Prerequisite: An introductory or survey course in business.
Dr. Karen Stock | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


(C)hemical (H)istory of (E)ngland; (M)useums, (I)conic (S)cientific (T)reasures, and (R)evelations of (Y)esteryear
Course Description: The course will focus on the historical scientific and medical museums and hospitals of London, along with the contributions of British scientists and medical professionals. We will observe the wonders and discoveries of early chemistry and the medical fields, including dental, optical, and pharmaceutical, and enrich our minds with the astonishing experiences of scientists in the past and the obstacles and marvels attributed to them. Museum visits will tentatively include the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the History of Science Museum in Oxford. Field trips are also planned for specialized sites, including the Old Operating Theatre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the Alexander Fleming Laboratory.
Prerequisite: Course will provide upper-division credit for undergraduate students; however, students must have completed a minimum of one semester of upper-division chemistry study.
Dr. Fred J. Matthews | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

History / Legal Studies / Philosophy / Government

London in the Age of Revolutions
Course Description: From 1765 to 1815, London was a cultural, intellectual, and political hub of revolutionary thought--a capital of philosophy, law, literature, and theater. Come explore the center of the British Empire and study the history of revolutionary ideas and culture. Visit the center of Legal London- -the Inns of Court and Temple Church; Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, site of the biggest slavery case of the era; the Bankside and Dockland where slave ships docked and the financial hub of the City of London which financed it; and the theatres and pubs of Covent Garden and the Strand where the revolutionary generation worked and played.
Dr. Patricia Minter | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

Nursing / Healthcare Administration

From Nightingale to Now: Nursing and Healthcare on Both Sides of the Pond
Course Description: Explore similarities and differences in nursing and medicine between British and American healthcare systems. Compare and contrast the roles of health professionals in England and the United States. Learn how the British healthcare system operates. Investigate the history of the nursing profession with planned visits to the Florence Nightingale Museum, Old St. Thomas’ Hospital, and the Old Operating Theatre. Visit London hospitals and the Royal College of Nursing and interact with “real life” nurses working within the British healthcare system. Take the “Cholera Walk,” a journey through Victorian London and re-trace the steps of a pandemic outbreak.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in nursing courses, enrollment in upper-level related healthcare courses (within a healthcare related major) or the approval of the faculty.
Dr. Amy S. Hamlin | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

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