Earn 3 credit hours in London during CCSA’s two-week mid-summer program. You will reside in en-suite accommodation at Moonraker Point in the exciting Southwark area of London, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Scheduled field trips and personal exploration time enable you to see London up close.
The two-week program offers a wide selection of courses to meet your academic needs. This program overlaps the first 2 weeks of the month-long London Summer Program so you can explore the city with students from many CCSA schools.
Ground transportation between program sites
Accommodations in single rooms with ensuite bathroom and shower
All required program excursions
Course-related activities and entrances
4-day BritRail Flexipass
Limited meal card for use on at Waterloo Campus dining venues
Health and emergency evacuation insurance
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
While in London students on CCSA London Summer programs reside at King's College Moonraker Point aparments. These recently renovated apartments include 5-8 individual rooms, kitchen and common area. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and shower.
Moonraker point is situated in Zone 1 and a 15 minute walk to Guy's Campus and a five minute walk to Southwark underground station on the Jubilee Line. The building is controlled with 24 hour security and has a common room, TV lounge, on-site laundry facilities, bike storage, and weekly room cleaning.
Join your fellow CCSA participants on a variety of optional excursions offered during the London Summer Program! The excursions are at additional cost and have been planned by CCSA. These dates and times are scheduled between class sessions, so you won't be missing out on any course activities. Optional trips offer a great opportunity to travel outside London and see more of Europe!
Space on each of the optional excursions is limited, so we urge you to apply well in advance of the March 31, 2017 deadline.
Optional trip registration is completed through your CCSA London Summer application. Look for the question titled "Optional Trips: London Summer 2017".
Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
Architecture / Interior Design
Cathedrals, Castles, and Crumpets: Examining British Architecture
Course Description: British architecture is the merging of many art forms into a single work. Each structure is a monument to the past and the future. Studying past forms helps us understand how people progressed over the centuries, while today's architecture helps us explore the possibilities for the future. London is teeming with traditional and contemporary designs that can be studied through the art and architecture lenses. Students will be exploring, analyzing, photographing, journaling about, and drawing some of London's oldest historic structures, like Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, as well as the city's tallest skyscraper, the Shard.
Course Description: London, one of the world's business centers, offers an initial glimpse of how Britain will deal with the effects of Brexit. This course delves into the global legal environment of London and the effectual changes to businesses in the way they operate and comply with laws and regulations. You will learn general legal principles with an emphasis in
business and immigration law. You will see
principles learned come to life (from theory to
practice) through enhanced discussion, experiential activities and site visits to places like The Supreme Court in Parliament Square and
Oxford University. Expect daily walking which tends to fall within 3 to 5 miles each day in the varied activities planned. Take into account time of year (heat/cold), inside/outside, ruggedness and other factors.
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 break-through actually occurred!
Prerequisite: One semester of any Chemistry course and one semester of any Biology course.
Cultural Comparisons of British and American Sport
Course Description: Sports are an integral part of society. They are significant to the identity of many people beyond elite athletes. This class will examine sports in Great Britain and their community impact compared to the role of sports in the United States. Come to London and visit the world's stage for the 2012 Olympic Games and home of the Championships at Wimbledon, as well as other significant sporting sites such as the World Rugby Museum and a Premier League football club. And, consider how communication shapes the experiences of sport and transacts our cultural values.
Course Description: We live and work in a world in which everything is connected by media, business, social and political issues, ecological concerns, and humanitarian issues. The success or failure of our interaction often depends on our intercultural communication skills. How do we manage differences in language, perception, and nonverbal communication? Develop your own intercultural communication skills by experiencing intercultural communication in London. Learn how culture and communication are intertwined by immersing yourself in London's people, history, art, neighborhoods, sports, and media. Our text will be London itself, including visits to Chinatown, the British Museum, National Gallery, and cultural spots.
Prerequisite: One semester of English composition.
London's Influence on Pop Culture: Sports, Music, Movies & More
Course Description: From the Beatles to Adele, James Bond to Harry Potter, Wimbledon to the Olympics, this course examines the incredible influence London has on popular culture. Visit the musical roots of the British Invasion with the London Rock Tour of the homes, venues (Royal Albert Hall) and recording studios (Abbey Road) of some of the greatest artists in the history of Rock ‘n' Roll. Trace London's
impact on the silver screen while touring the
London Film Museum (James Bond Exhibit) and Warner Brothers Studio (Harry Potter Tour).
Explore some of the world's most historic sports venues: Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ability to walk at least 4-6 miles a day. Open to ALL undergraduate majors and can be taken as lower or upper division course.
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Storytelling, and Telling Your Own Tale
Course Description: This two-week summer course in London,
designed for English, Creative Writing,
Communication, and MCE/AYA Language Arts
Majors, is a pilgrimage, reading selected excerpts from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and immersing yourself in London, Canterbury, and other historical sites. Create your own up-to-date Tale, by video/blogging. Reading selected excerpts from “The Wife of Bath,” “The Miller,” “The Knight,” and others, we will use iterary analysis to explore storytelling. Your final will be to write and tell your tale, with the winner getting a free meal. Able to walk 2-4 miles.
Prerequisite: Completion of first year English composition requirements, including research
Course Description: Ever ask yourself how soil and climate (terroir)
affect regional or national foods and culture?
Recent food science studies have identified terroir as an important factor in dictating what food is prevalent and how it tastes. In this course,
students will examine how British environmental and soil conditions affect local crops, how the
processing of these products are utilized in
fermentation-dependent food production, and
ultimately how together terroir and fermentation result in unique flavors in London and throughout Britain. Participants will visit farms, breweries, dairy farms and cheese makers, and bacon producers, as well experience distinctive
cuisines and cultures at local restaurants. Through a combination of class activities and field trips,
students will not only get an understanding of
terroir and its role in food science but an appreciation for the cultural gifts of Britain. Expected physical activity is daily walks of
Nursing / Public Health / Health Care Administration / Social Work
Worldview on Chronic Disease Management through the Eyes of British Culture
Course Description: Britain was one of the first countries to develop a system for combating premature death and
managing chronic disease (CD). In this course designed for nursing, pre-med, social work, and health care management majors, students will gain insights into how the British pioneered in important aspects of health care through visits to the Science Museum, the Florence Nightingale
Museum and Oxford University. By connecting with students from the University of London and visiting medical facilities, you will learn about the roles of health care professionals and compare the CD management models and strategies used in Britain with those of the United States. Students should be able to walk 5 miles a day.
Course Description: London is a Global City! It is a planetary hub,
sending, receiving and reshaping global flows in politics, economics, and society. We will explore London as a unique micro-cosmos of global
politics and learn about some of the field's main concepts and dynamics, such as interdependence and global currents. Students will document their observations through photography, which will serve as the basis for classroom discussions,
presentations, and the writing of analytical
journals. The visuals of politics can be found in diverse and fascinating sites, such as in the visual symbols of the British Monarchy, in architecture, and in street graffiti. Expect students to be fit enough to spend hours walking and exploring
Course Description: London is a classroom that demonstrates how water affects society in complex and unexpected ways. In this class, students interested in sociology, history and environmental studies will be able to follow the flow of water through London's history and witness first-hand how important this vital resource has always been for its people. Contemplate high society at the Ritz during afternoon tea then walk the working class docks of Canary Wharf. Tour the streets of London tracing the path of hidden rivers and canals, visit the water well that caused the 1854 cholera epidemic, and tour the Thames River by boat.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sociology course and English Composition II.