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.
Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
CCSA Central Office
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 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).
* 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
$1240 Enrollment Status: CLOSED
Regular Application Deadline September 29, 2017 App Fee Currently $250
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.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Marketing or equivalent
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.
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.
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.