CCSA - London & Dublin: Two Capitals

London & Dublin: Two Capitals

December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018

Quick Info

  • Program Dates:
    December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018
  • Early Application Deadline:
    September 16, 2016
  • Location(s): One week in London and one week in Dublin
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Base Price: $3199
Experience the holiday season in two unique cities. Divided not just by the Irish Sea, but by a long history of conquest and rebellion, as well as settlement and cultural intermarriage, each city tells its own distinct story. Both are long time seats of government, arts and business in their own countries with ties stretching out across the world.

Includes several class-specific activities plus day trips (one in England and one in Ireland) to such locations as Bath, Canterbury & Dover, Stonehenge & Salisbury, and Stratford & Warwick in England, and Glendalough & Powerscourt House in Ireland. Program participants reside in local hotels.

Program base price includes the group flight from London to Dublin.


Accommodation in London

While in London, participants will reside at the Courthouse Hotel, located in central London within walking distance of transportation and many attractions. The Courthouse is situated in the heart of London’s bustling shopping and theatre district. A stone’s throw from Liberty’s and the shopping paradise of Bond Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street, the hotel is in a prime location. Situated in an old courthouse, the Grade II listed building retains much of the splendor of the original. From the internationally known Selfridges department store and Bond Street with its Couture boutiques to the London Palladium, famous for its great musical and theatrical performances, you are in the center of everything.Nearby places of interest are the Royal Opera House, Selfridges, London Palladium, Covent Garden, Berwick Street Market, Soho Theatre, Chinatown and Bond Street designer boutiques.

A full English buffet breakfast is included each morning, with service from 7 – 10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 – 11:00 AM on weekends plus January 1. Lunch and evening meals are at the participant’s expense.

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Accommodation in Dublin

In Dublin, you will reside at the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel, which offers modern 4-star accommodation located in Dublin city centre. Originally a church dating back to 1863, it still boasts its magnificent 18-century Italianate facade. The hotel is just off Merrion Square and is within easy walking distance of the National Gallery and Trinity College.

A full Irish buffet breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and evening meals are at the participant’s expense.

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Optional Group Travel:

Estimated Cost: $1240

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
  • 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
  • Transfer from London to Dublin by air

Courses Offered

Ethics / Philosophy / Healthcare Administration

Status: Cancelled
Global Bioethics: Philosophical Explorations in London & Dublin
Course Description: In this applied ethics course, we'll investigate questions such as: Universal health care: who has it, who doesn't, and why? Should doctors always tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Do patients across the world have the same needs for autonomy, confidentiality, and informed consent? Is Ebola a worldwide bioethics concern? Should research standards be the same across countries? By visiting museums and health care facilities, and experiencing the multiculturalism of London and Dublin, we'll prepare ourselves for philosophical explorations of cloning, euthanasia, human experimentation, stem cell research, and other thought-provoking topics. 5 miles of walking on most days much outdoors, even in cold, rainy weather (tours cannot be rescheduled), substantial walking also through museums, other indoor venues.
Dr. Catherine (Cate) Sherron | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD

Marketing / Business

Consumer Behavior Across Cultures
Course Description: The best way to learn Consumer Behavior is to live it. Come explore London and Dublin to discover how lifestyles differ as we visit two of the United Kingdom's largest cities. This class will focus on how culture differs in the US compared to the UK. Specifically, we'll look at differences in language, retail, media, and lifestyles. Topics will include consumer buying patterns, internal and external influences, perception, value, and the decision-making process. We'll convert dollars to pounds and Euros and keep a consumption journal of our behavior during the class. Students will be asked to specifically journal distinctions between three locations: home, London, and Dublin and to either write or video their perceptions of the distinct cultural differences between the three. Students should expect to walk 3-5 miles per day with the class, understanding that they may elect to walk considerably more during their personal time. In addition, students should come prepared for and appropriate winter in the United Kingdom, as far as winter apparel goes.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Marketing or equivalent
Dr. Cheryl Ward | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD

Photography / Art & Design

Travel Photography: London and Dublin Through the Lens
Course Description: Use photography to share a new view of the world. Learn technical and aesthetic skills of photography while exploring London and Dublin. Through field trips, walking excursions, and creative assignments, students will incorporate both photography and social media to visually document their experience. Students will construct a portfolio, a creative blog, and utilize social media as platform for sharing their work. During this program, students will learn about the historical and contemporary culture of these two cities and how it informs visual arts. Students will also visit famous grave sites, world renowned art museums, and galleries. Students will need to pack and dress appropriately for this proposed course as it will be expected to walk on a daily basis. It may also be noted that January is the coldest month of the season for both London and Dublin with average temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. December is the wettest month for London so students should expect having to potentially face wet and cold walking conditions. Daily walking in both cities will range from 3-5 miles a day.
Ms. Rachael Banks | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD

Social Work / Nursing / Family & Consumer Science

Helping Services & From Children to Aging & Everything in Between
Course Description: This study abroad travel class will focus on experiential learning as students explore the state of social services ranging from childcare, families, individuals and aging systems in London and Dublin. Students will visit historical sites, museums, and social service organizations, including health care institutions, in both cities where they will have the opportunity to interact with providers from a variety of social services and local consumers of services. Students will also explore services to vulnerable, at risk populations while learning about historical events and leaders that assisted in shaping the current disciplines found in the U.S. Students should be able to walk a minimum of 2 miles a day to allow them to tour historical sites and health care facilities. Students should also plan for the time of year (winter) in London and Ireland.
Ms. Kellye McIntyre | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/G

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