Experience the holiday season in two unique cities. Divided not just by the Irish Sea, but by a long history of conquest & rebellion, as well as settlement & 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.
The program begins with six nights in London, followed by air transfer to Dublin on January 2 for six more nights. Experience life in a major world city during Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve in London, followed by a slower pace of life in Dublin.
Included are several class-specific activities plus day trips (one in England and one in Ireland) to such locations as Bath, Canterbury Cathedral & Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, or Stratford & Warwick Castle in England; and Glendalough in Ireland. Program participants reside in local hotels.
Participants are required to bring college/university ID cards, as proof of student status may be requested for activities booked with educational discounts.
The program base price includes the group flight from London to Dublin.
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
- On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7
While in London (Dec 27 – Jan 1), participants will reside at the 4-star Courthouse Hotel, located in central London within walking distance of transportation and many attractions. 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. The hotel is just a 4-minute walk to Oxford Circus tube station.
While in Dublin (Jan 2 – 8) participants will stay at the Ashling Hotel. This 4-star property is located in close proximity to Phoenix Park, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Temple Bar and more. The hotel is just a 3-minute walk to Heuston Station, where one can travel on the Luas (tram/light rail system) into and around Dublin.
Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy. Singles are available at an additional cost. A full breakfast buffet is provided daily.
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 https://ccsa.cc/departures 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.