London Arts & Literature

December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018
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Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. Cultural Centers. Explore the variety and abundance of arts and activities. Imagine what twelve days can offer! On the CCSA London Arts & Literature Program, you will have the opportunity to experience all London has to offer. From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant arts scene and make an excursion beyond the capital city to one of the other jewels in England’s cultural crown.

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

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)
  • On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

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
December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018

Base Price


Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Regular Application Deadline
September 29, 2017
App Fee Currently $250

Courses Offered

Art & Design / History / Museum Studies / Architecture

History of Western Art in London Museums
Course Description: Experience the History of Western Art chronologically through personal visits to historic sites, castles, cathedrals, and museums in London! Start with a visit to Neolithic Stonehenge, then continue through the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome at the British Museum. The Middle Ages will come alive at Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, and you can study Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Romantic paintings at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. We will end at the Tate Modern to experience 20th and 21st century works of art. Plus we will visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, and more, including a live theater production!
Dr. Katherine T. Brown | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD


From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain
Course Description: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry. In this course, you will not only read a variety of British children's literature, but you will experience the world in which these stories take place and see them come to life on stage. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. In addition, you will encounter literary history with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace). Join us for this exciting adventure!
Prerequisite: An Introduction to Education course
Dr. Tara Alvey | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD

English Language and Literature

Witches, Wizards & Writing: Reading & Writing the British Fantasy
Course Description: Stalk the jub-jub bird and bandersnatch. Step through the magic wardrobe into Narnia. Catch the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ or take the tube to Neil Gaiman's London Below. In this course, we will be examining works of British fantasy literature, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Jabberwocky; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as other fantasy texts. We will look at the culture, history and literary tradition that inspired them. Students will have the option of taking the course for literature or writing credit.
Prerequisite: For UD credit, student must have completed the minimum composition requirements at his/her home institution.
Mr. P. Andrew Miller and Mr. Stephen Leigh | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/G
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