Imagine yourself ringing in the New Year in London.
London has been one of the most important and connected cities in the world for most of the last half millennia. It was the center of the world's largest empire and from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century it was the financial capital of the Western world. It was the city of Shakespeare, Dickens, Johnson, Keats, and Blake. It has witnessed the plague, a Civil War, a supposedly Glorious Revolution, the Great Fire, the first Industrial Revolution, the birth of Romanticism, the Blitz, and Punk Rock. In other words, there is no other city in the world like it.
Experience the particular delights and lessons of international travel. And learn in a completely new environment, using the city of London and other locations as living classrooms.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Canterbury Cathedral & Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, or Stratford & Warwick Castle.
Participants are required to bring college/university ID cards, as proof of student status may be requested for activities booked with educational discounts.
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- Some minor additional course fees may apply. See our cost calculator.
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance (International Programs Only)
- On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7
Participants will reside at the 4-star Washington Mayfair Hotel, located in one of the London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, in the heart of Mayfair. Park Lane, The Royal Academy of the Arts, Buckingham Palace, Bond Street, Green Park and Hyde Park are a few minutes’ walk. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Knightsbridge are within a 10- to 15-minute walk. From nearby Green Park Underground, there is easy access to the City, Canary Wharf, the O2, Wembley Stadium, all London Mainline Stations and a direct link to Heathrow.
Included in each bedroom are complimentary WiFi, wide screen wall mounted plasma TVs, luxury down & feather duvets, individual controlled air conditioning/heating, electronic safe, bath robes, tea/coffee making facilities, and hairdryer. Also provided are soap, bath/shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, facecloths, shoeshine, and shower caps. Hair conditioner, dental kits, shaving kits, and slippers are available on request. Irons and ironing boards can be provided on request and are complimentary.
Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles are available at an additional cost.
Diane MaldonadoOn-Site Director
Diane Maldonado is the Operations Manager in the UKEA office. Diane oversees all aspects of daily office operations, to include reception and administrative services, calendar scheduling and functionality of the physical office spaces. With a firsthand experience living abroad in Ecuador, Diane truly understands the importance of gaining an international experience as well as discovering a global perspective. Prior to joining the UK Education Abroad & Exchanges team, Diane served as the Latino Programs and Services Coordinator and the Office of Inclusive Excellence Administrative Assistant at Northern Kentucky University. Although new to the Education Abroad profession, Diane has gained experience leading students on several study abroad programs as well as preparing pre-departure orientations. She also has worked as a student worker in the Education Abroad office and participated on numerous programs including a semester in Mexico. One of the most fascinating places she has visited to date is Machu Picchu in Peru.
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.Includes:
- 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.
December 26, 2023 —January 08, 2024
$3,699 - $3,999*
(*price will be determined by application deadline)
$1,275 - $1,475
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: OPEN
$150 Early Application Fee Deadline
September 08, 2023
(Early App Fee of $150 includes a $100 discount)
(App Fee increases to $250 after Early Application Deadline)
See our scholarships page