London Summer

May 26, 2023 —June 23, 2023

Make London your home. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit along with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.

Students wishing to take two classes must select one Group A course and one Group B course, as designated in the Course Descriptions section. Students may take a second 3 credit-hour course for an additional $700. Your home university may have an additional fee, so check with your CCSA campus representative. The $700 second course fee is non-refundable following the first payment
deadline. Students considering a second class should bear in mind that doing so will require them to be in class or mandatory class- related activities all day Monday through Thursday.

Optional day trips will be offered. (See Optional Excursions Tab)

Students will need to budget an additional £150 for local transportation costs.

An Oystercard pre-loaded with £50 will be provided to each participant, but top-ups will be required (roughly £50 per week) over the course of the program. You may add more value/credit to your Visitor Oyster card by simply ‘topping up’ at:

  • Touchscreen ticket machines in the stations
  • Oyster Ticket Stops across London
  • Transport for London Visitor Centre
  • London Overground station ticket office

  • You may also download the TfL Oyster app to check your balance, add credit to your Oyster card.

    Program Package

    • Accommodations
    • 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

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    CCSA Central Office

    Contact Information

    Stephen Farley - Applications

    Robert Bedard - Payments

    Robin Byerly - Travel

    Mark Rogers

    On-Site Director

    Mark Rogers Dr. Mark Rogers is the On-Site Director for CCSA's London Summer 2023 program.

    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
    May 26, 2023 —June 23, 2023

    Base Price


    Payment Process
    See our payments page
    Enrollment Status: OPEN

    $150 Early Application Fee Deadline
    February 17, 2023
    (Early App Fee of $150 includes a $100 discount)
    (App Fee increases to $250 after Early Application Deadline)
    See our scholarships page

    Courses Offered

    Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.

    Art & Design / Theatre / Interdisciplinary

    Experience London's Theatre, Art, Music, and Design
    Course Description: London is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, and home to centuries of theatre, visual art, music, and design. In this class you'll explore some of London's famous sites, but you'll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. You'll see street art and the great masterworks, hear classical and contemporary music, watch cutting edge theatre and productions of Shakespeare, eat traditional British food and try new flavors. You'll even meet and work with some of the artists themselves. You'll experience first-hand how it feels, looks, and sounds as all the arts come together on the vibrant streets of London!
    Prerequisite: None
    Dr. Carol Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


    Exploring Darwin’s Legacy in England
    Course Description: Evolution by natural selection is an idea which unites all aspects of biology, and the history of Charles Darwin's development of these ideas is fascinating. Learn about the principles of evolution in London, the same location where Darwin formulated his ideas. We will connect to Darwin's history by taking advantage of the many programs in England dedicated to his legacy, such as the Darwin Centre at the Museum of Natural History, the Tring Museum, and the Lyme Regis Museum. Visiting Darwin’s country home, Down House, will enrich your understanding of Darwin’s character, working methods, and contributions to science.
    Prerequisite: An introductory biology course, or consent of instructor
    Dr. Timothy Spier | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


    Interpersonal Communication in London
    Course Description:

    Enhance your interpersonal communication skills in London, one of the most thrilling, cosmopolitan, and diverse cities in the world. With the city as our classroom, we will study a variety of interpersonal communication concepts, including relationship development and dissolution; conflict; listening; and verbal and nonverbal expression. Immerse yourself in London's rich cultural traditions by exploring sites such as Hever Palace, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

    Through the performing arts, we will examine various relational communication concepts. This undergraduate course will benefit any student seeking to enhance their interpersonal communication competence.

    Prerequisite: None
    Prof. Krista Kimmel | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Political Science / History

    Exploring London’s Global Role in Politics, Economics, and Culture
    Course Description: London is a Global City! It is a planetary hub, sending, receiving, and reshaping global flows in politics, economics, and social relations. We will visit the historic, political sites of London’s Imperial War Museum, Churchill War Rooms, and the UK Parliament. We will explore the City of London’s business center. We will attend a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and spend a day at Oxford, touring many of the magnificent Oxford University’s sites, such as the world-famous Bodleian Libraries. All sites will be our canvas, to cover concepts in history and international relations, using imagery as the basis for classroom discussions.
    Prerequisite: None
    Prof. Guilherme Silva | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Psychology / History / English / Literature

    The Psychology of Dracula: Science, Literature, and the Supernatural
    Course Description: Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in the late 19th century, a time of revolutionary intellectual change, when Darwin’s theory of evolution challenged conventional biology, scientists were studying supernatural phenomena, and the scientific discipline of Psychology was founded. This class will explore these developments by visiting sites such as the Victoria and Albert and British Museums, the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Highgate Cemetery, and London Zoo. We will focus on Stoker and the imaginative ways he treated new ideas about mental illness, hypnotism and sexuality and sample contemporary treatment of such issues on the Jack the Ripper walking tour and the play The Woman in Black.
    Prerequisite: An introductory Psychology course would be useful, but not essential.
    Dr. Robert W. Mitchell | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.

    Broadcasting & Media Studies / Sports Communication

    British Sports, Society, and Media
    Course Description: Based in London, this class will enrich your understanding of the importance of sports in British society, of the relationship between sports and British media, and of how sports impact society in terms of race, culture, gender and economics. We’ll visit world-famous sports facilities like Wembley and Arsenal Stadiums and Olympic Park, but also sites like Rugby School and the Hampton Heath Croquet Club that focus on British sports not as popular in the US. And we’ll gain a close-up look at how British media handle sports with visits to newspapers and TV networks. Hop on board for a memorable experience!
    Prerequisite: None
    Prof. Tommy Booras | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


    The London Intercultural Experience: Communication, Competence and Contexts.
    Course Description: Enhance your intercultural communication skills by exploring one of the most culturally rich and cosmopolitan cities in the world- London, England. The city will be your classroom – with visits to historic sites like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the British Museum, coupled with sampling of culture both high (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) and popular (Speaker’s Corner at Hyde Park). Using these experiences, we will study the communication process with an emphasis on intercultural perceptions, values, and nonverbal expression. These explorations will help you to develop the intercultural skills and communication competencies desired by employers in virtually every major and profession in our modern, global society.
    Prerequisite: None
    Prof. John Strada | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

    Photography / Art and Design

    Travel Storytelling through Photography in England
    Course Description: Designed for those interested in exploring new places, this fun, hands-on class promotes storytelling through photography. Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of London while learning how composition, light, color, exposure, and focus help communicate your personal experience to others. In addition to photographing the Eye, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben, you’ll visit areas off the beaten path and even travel to the birthplace of photography in rural Wiltshire. No matter your major or your photography skill level, this course will sharpen your visual communication skills. We'll visit photo galleries and museums and peek into the medium's fascinating history.
    Prerequisite: None
    Prof. Laura Hartford | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / G

    Psychology / History

    British Utopias and Dystopias in Fact and Fantasy
    Course Description: Britain has a long association with Utopias (meaning good place, but also "no place") from Arthurian Romances and Thomas More's book that coined the term, to real life attempts to create utopias through socialism, genetics, or psychedelic drugs. Brits have also imagined dystopias, from "1984" and "Brave New World" to the writings of J.K. Rowling. This course will examine utopias and dystopias, literary and literal, including planned communities and consequences of the eugenics movement. We will visit a historical utopian community, consider dystopias at the Harry Potter Studio tour and a Holocaust exhibit, examine the psychedelic 60s in Liverpool, and consider the psychological functions of utopian endeavors.
    Prerequisite: At least one undergraduate course in psychology, sociology, history, or British Literature.
    Dr. Thomas Johnson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U