London & Dublin

December 26, 2023 —January 08, 2024
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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, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Stratford or 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.

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

While in London (Dec 27 – Jan 1), participants will reside at the Washington Mayfair 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.

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.

Kimberly Nessler

Assistant On-Site Director

Kimberly Nessler Kimberly Nessler is a coordinator in the English Department at Western Kentucky University. As an undergraduate, she participated in the CCSA Winter 99-00 Australia program. She first served as an assistant director for the London Summer 2022 CCSA program and has since been an assistant director for the London-Dublin winter programs.

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
December 26, 2023 —January 08, 2024

Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$1,075 - $1,275
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Regular Application Deadline
September 22, 2023
App Fee Currently $250

Courses Offered

Communication / Advertising and Promotion / Broadcasting & Media Studies / Creative Writing

Beyond the Selfie: Exploring the World via Digital Storytelling
Course Description: From the Harry Potter studios and Kensington Palace in London to the Trinity College Library and a food walking tour in Dublin, students in this class will be challenged to critically examine how new landscapes and encounters with other cultures impact how we relate to ourselves and others. Students will investigate works in the Victoria and Albert Museum to see how travelers throughout history have documented their experiences using photography, journals, video, essays and documentaries. Discover pub culture while touring the Guinness Storehouse, and document your own experiences in digitally published stories for both private growth and public consumption. This nonfiction storytelling class challenges students to find the best tools to communicate their inward and outward experiences beyond selfies.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: COMM 415
Dr. Marcie Hinton | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H / G

English / Literature

For the Love of Lit: A Literary Adventure in London & Dublin
Course Description: England and Ireland are countries with long storied histories and vibrant literary presents. In this class, we'll explore London and Dublin through short readings from great British and Irish writers. As part of our adventure, we'll criss cross London and Dublin visiting all the great literary hangouts: in London -- the Globe Theatre, the British Library, Charles Dickens' home, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum – and in Dublin, the Writer's Museum, and James Joyce Museum. In addition to taking literary tours in both cities, we'll visit street markets, gardens, and many famous museums. Without a doubt, this course will be LIT – and open for all students at any level.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ENG 290
Prof. Sarah Blackwell | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / G

Environmental Health / Organizational Behavior and Theory

Exploring Risk Management Practices in London & Dublin
Course Description: Students will develop a command of the risk management process, including risk identification, assessment, analysis and control. Expected learning experiences in London include Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Imperial War and Transport museums and in Dublin include Jameson Distillery, Kilmainham Gaol, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College, Croke Park Stadium and the Guinness Storehouse. These sites provide a great lens for viewing how risk has been faced, understood and acted upon, each providing vivid and real insights to risk management practices both past and present. Comparisons of United States, British and Irish practices are emphasized throughout.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ENV 475
Dr. David W. Wilbanks | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / G

Health Care Administration / Communication

Health Care Across the Pond and Beyond
Course Description: Enhance your expertise in health care systems in two of the most thrilling cities in the world: London and Dublin. With both cities as our classroom, students will gain multicultural health awareness by exploring sites such as the Florence Nightingale Museum, St. Thomas Hospital, The Royal London Hospital Museum, Trinity College Book of Kells, and Children's Health Ireland at Krumlin. Current health care systems and settings will be compared and contrasted. Using the London and Dublin healthcare systems as a foundation, students are encouraged to develop a narrative for American healthcare in the future. This course is perfect for the future healthcare professional, healthcare communication professional, and the healthcare consumer.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: COMM 415
Dr. Jennifer L. Fairchild | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Nursing / Social Work / Health Care Administration

Health Care and Nursing at Home and Abroad: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Course Description: Learn about the differences and similarities between the British, Irish, and American healthcare systems through field trips and activities in London, England and Dublin, Ireland at healthcare facilities and historical sites. We'll interact with healthcare workers and consumers and learn about how the education of healthcare professionals compares to the US model. In both countries, we will learn about historical figures that shaped modern nursing and social work that continue to influence health care in the US by visiting sites such as the Old Operating Theatre and Florence Nightingale Museum in London and the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum in Dublin.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: NURS 317 / HCA 347 / SWRK 490
Ms. Alexandria Colovos, MSN, RNC-NIC and Dr. Miranda Peterson, DNP, RN, CNE | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U / H
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