London is a metropolis made up on hundreds of communities. Become part of the city based in the Kentish Town area, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at Stay Club Kentish Town. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close.
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
Steven has been directing programs with CCSA since 2012. London is his favorite place to be and his favorite thing to do is share in the experience of this magical city with others. As a student Steven studied abroad in Spain and South Korea. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his masters of science in international education administration/college student personnel from Murray State University. His professional background is in university housing and education abroad. Steven has led student groups to Canada, England, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and South Korea.
Chicago is currently home and is where Steven can be found running along the Lake Michigan path, trying out new recipes and cooking techniques, or researching the next places on the globe he wants to visit.
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).
Regular Application Deadline March 01, 2019 App Fee Currently $250
Business / Management / Legal Studies
British Business, Law and Brexit
Course Description: Delve into the global business environment of London and explore how businesses operate and comply with laws and regulations. In particular, this class is focused on how British businesses and the city of London are dealing with the effects of Brexit. Through discussions with expert guest speakers and experiential activities in the field and site visits to places like the Supreme Court in Parliament Square and the Mini Cooper plant in Oxford, you will understand how theories are experienced in practice.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Course Description: The history behind science’s greatest discoveries is one of intrigue and excitement. As we visit museums, laboratories, hospitals, breweries and crime scenes, we will rediscover this science together. This class will cover the discovery of the elements, penicillin, brewing, and other scientific significant discoveries as time allows. Through these experiences and our own unique perspectives, we will understand the implications of science in modern times and in our everyday lives. There’s no better way to make chemistry come alive than to rediscover the locations where the scientific breakthrough actually occurred!
Prerequisite: One semester of any Chemistry or Biology course.
Course Description: Explore British Theatre and performance through a classical and contemporary lens using the city as your stage and the London theatre district as your artistic playground. This course enhances the critical eye of the artist as well as builds upon the artist’s body as creative instrument. Blending performance-based classes and workshops with critical thinking and collaborative learning, students from all disciplines will benefit and grow into healthier, stronger performers and communicators. Visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, viewing historical costumes in Bath, learning Morris dancing in Hyde Park, and taking in a performance at The Globe Theatre will bring history to life and allow artists to use these tools in their craft.
Exercise Science / Rehabilitation & Therapy / Public Health
Ways of Life in London: Culture, Diversity, and Occupation
Course Description: Broaden your understanding of the contemporary and traditional ways of British life in London. Enhance your understanding of what people value as occupations and how they spend their time while immersing yourself in their culture. Conduct interviews, structured observations, journaling, and group discussions as part of your classroom abroad experiences. Learning sites include places such as Westminster Abbey, Camden Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, local hospitals, museums, and state of the art child-development centers. This course is excellent preparation for students majoring in the health sciences, social sciences, business, and other disciplines where interacting with other people is required.
Family & Consumer Science / Gender Studies / Child & Family Studies
British Roots and Influences on Identity and Sexuality
Course Description: Discover the foundations of gender identity, dating, mating, and marriage behaviors by visiting the Freud Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and the National Gallery. Compare and contrast cultural specific influences on attitudes and behaviors through personal tours of local neighborhoods, visiting Harrods department store, and observing human interactions in public venues such as Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Soho. Experience first-hand observations of social phenomena, behavior, symbols, and media messages that influence the social constructs of identity and sexuality.