London Late Summer

July 14, 2024 —August 04, 2024

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

Optional day trips will be offered. In past years, these were available, but the final options will be announced in Spring 2024:

  • Stonehenge/Salisbury (full day)
  • Blenheim Palace/Cotswolds (full day)

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

Housing

Participants will reside at St. Giles London, one of the most centrally located hotels in London. Situated in the heart of the West End, St. Giles is just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, Soho, Theatres, the British Museum, Covent Garden, and many other attractions. Tottenham Court Underground Station (Central and Northern lines) is just 2 minutes away, right around the corner from the hotel entrance.

Rooms

Rooms are twin bedrooms (Classic Rooms), equipped with two single beds, desk and chair, storage cabinets and drawers, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin, mirror and toilet. An LCD TV, telephone, digital safe, fan and hairdryer are also included.

  • Students will be housed in twin bedrooms (Classic Rooms).
  • Faculty will be assigned to double rooms (Classic Rooms).
  • No triple rooms with three individual beds are available; only one double and one single. Facilities.
  • Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the residence.
  • Daily full English breakfast is provided in the Sage & Chilli Restaurant.

NOTE: Past faculty and admin have emphasized the rooms are small. However, the location and other amenities (cleanliness, breakfast, staff, etc.,) make St. Giles a fine accommodation site. As one faculty put it, “The UK is an island and things are all smaller and, hence, the rooms will be small.”

Launderette

Drop-off and self-serve options are available nearby.

Transportation

Drop-off and self-serve options are available nearby.

Transportation

An Oyster Card 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’.

Students will need to budget an additional £100 for local transportation costs.

Physical Expectations

On average: 3 to 5 miles of walking each day. Wear real shoes - the city streets of London are rugged in and of themselves; flip-flops, thin sandals, or ballet flats are not allowed on field trip events. We will spend time out in the weather, not just in moving from venue to venue. Some of our activities take place outside, and in whatever weather is happening that day. July and August in London are often sunny and even hot, but you’ll still need to bring an umbrella with you each day.

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Kara Arvin - Applications

Nate Addington - Payments

Denise Knisely - Travel

Karen Stock

On-Site Director

Karen Stock Dr. Karen Stock is an Associate Professor in the DeVille School of Business at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Since 2014, she has regularly taught business courses in London with CCSA and has also served as a program director for London Late-Summer programs, and the London Dublin winter program.

Guilherme Silva

Assistant On-Site Director

Guilherme Silva Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Silva moved to the US in the year 2000. He has traveled extensively. After crossing the South Atlantic Ocean as a crew member on a sailing boat, he lived in Cape Town.

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.

Visas

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
July 14, 2024 —August 04, 2024

Base Price
$3,999 - $4,199*
(*price will be determined by application deadline)


Estimated Airfare
$1,350 - $1,550
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)


Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: OPEN

Regular Application Deadline
February 23, 2024
App Fee Currently $250

Courses Offered

Art and 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!

Honors credit available.

Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: THEA 499
Dr. Carol Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

Literature

Tolkien's Medieval Rings
Course Description:

There are no better sites to explore England's rich medieval heritage than Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral and Warwick Castle. These are just highlights among the tentative site visits in this course, which immerses you in the art, architecture and literature of medieval English society all the better to understand the cultural heritage that influenced the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Studying medieval texts such as Beowulf and Dante's Inferno which inspired Tolkien, in addition to visiting sites in Oxford associated with him, will further enhance your understanding of what fired the creative imagination of the author of The Lord of the Rings.

The course is open to any students, regardless of major. You don't have to be an English major; the course content and discussion is geared to a general audience. The course may also be taken for credit in an Honors program or for Graduate credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of First Year Composition requirement
WKU Course: ENG 399 / ENG 597
Dr. Warren Edminster | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H/G

Photography / Art and Design / Communication

Photography in London: England Through the Camera's Lens
Course Description:

Designed for anyone interested in exploring new places, this fun hands-on course meets photo students, beginners to advanced, at their individual level. By strengthening technical and design skills, the class helps each student create a unique personal portfolio including iconic sites and hidden gems. We’ll visit London’s photo galleries and museums, photograph Big Ben and the Thames from London’s Eye, explore scenic vistas at Kew Gardens, and peek into photography’s fascinating history at its birthplace in rural Wiltshire. Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of London while learning how composition, light, color, exposure, and focus help capture your experience.

Honors credit available.

Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ART 496 / ART 496G
Prof. Laura Hartford | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H/G

Psychology / Nursing / Public Health

Abnormal Psychology: Does "crazy" have an international definition?
Course Description: This class explores how psychological abnormality and mental illness are defined using international criteria. Is there one way to define “the norm” or does that depend on values unique to a particular culture? By taking field trips in London to relevant sites, such as the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Freud House Museum, and the Mental Health Museum, and by discussing mental health issues and treatment with British mental health practitioners, students will gain valuable historical and contemporary perspectives on diagnostic psychology. Pre-med students and psychology majors, or those with an interest in social welfare issues, will find the experiential learning in this class uniquely valuable. This class explores how psychological abnormality and mental illness are defined using international criteria. Is there one way to define “the norm” or does that depend on values unique to a particular culture? By taking field trips in London to relevant sites, such as the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Freud House Museum, and the Mental Health Museum, and by discussing mental health issues and treatment with British mental health practitioners, students will gain valuable historical and contemporary perspectives on diagnostic psychology. Pre-med students and psychology majors, or those with an interest in social welfare issues, will find the experiential learning in this class uniquely valuable.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: TBD
Dr. Savannah Campbell | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
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