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 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 selecting a Group A course will only be able to take one class. Students wishing to take two classes must select two Group B courses OR two Group C courses, as designated in the Course Descriptions section. An added fee of $700 will be assessed for the second 3 credit-hour course. This added course fee is non-refundable beyond the first payment deadline. Your home university may also assess additional fees for a second course, so be sure to check with your CCSA campus representative.
Optional day trips will be offered. (See Optional Excursions Tab)
- 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
Participants in CCSA’s London Summer Program will reside at the Royal National Hotel. This unique and lively hotel is located in the heart of Russell Square and Bloomsbury, near Euston and Kings Cross. The Royal National’s location is perfect for exploring the capital’s famous landmarks, such as the British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston.
In the middle of central London there is a quiet, green rectangle called Bloomsbury. The area is a microcosm of museums, trees, cafés, bookstores, and the historic home of artists and academics. Bloomsbury has a reputation as London’s most learned quarter, dominated by the dual institutions of the British Museum and the University of London. It is perhaps best-known internationally for the long list of former literary inhabitants, among them Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot and Charles Dickens. Though the pretty Georgian squares and streets sit well within the boundaries of central London, Bloomsbury has all the perks of village life.
Several green spaces are nearby the hotel, including Russell Square and a number of smaller squares (Gordon Square, Tavistock Square Gardens and more). The hotel runs and manages an onsite restaurant (Blooms Pizza Cafe) and pub (London Pub in Bloomsbury). The Brunswick Centre (Boots, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Brunswick Medical Centre and more) is nearby the Russell Square tube station (5-minute walk). A Pret A Manger is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and Starbucks outside the Warren Street tube station is just 12 minutes away.
The Royal National is a short walk of less than 5 minutes from Russell Square tube station on the Picadilly Line. Just 10 minutes away are Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith and Metropolitan Lines), Euston (Overland and trains) and Goodge Street (Northern Line).
Hotel Amenities2 single beds w/pillow and duvetdesk w/chaircloseten-suite bathroom w/shower, sink and toiletbed linen and bath towels are provided TVtelephonetea/coffee-making facilitiesdaily cleaningNO in-room safekey card offers secure entrance to lifts and room24-hour reception desk24-hour securityfree WiFi is provided throughout the residencehairdryers in most rooms(can be requested from Housekeeping)iron and ironing board (can be requested from Housekeeping)shampoo and shower gel may be requested from HousekeepingBlooms Pizza Cafe (onsite)London Pub in Bloomsbury (onsite)
Students will be housed in twin-share bedrooms, which feature:
No laundry service is available in the hotel. However, Smart Line Dry Cleaners and Marchmont Dry Cleaners and just a 4-minute walk.
Students will need to budget an additional £100 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 stationsOyster Ticket Stops across LondonTransport for London Visitor CentreLondon Overground station ticket office
You may also download the TfL Oyster app to check your balance and add credit to your Oyster card.
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 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.
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.