Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. Theatres. Cultural Centers. Explore the variety and abundance of arts and activities. Imagine what twelve days can offer! On the CCSA London Arts & Literature Program, you will have the opportunity to experience all London has to offer. From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant arts scene and make an excursion beyond the capital city to one of the other jewels in England’s cultural crown.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.
NOTE: Students enrolled in the Theatre course will be assessed an additional $115 to cover the cost of play tickets.
Michele V. Price is a retired CCSA board member and Director of Study Abroad, Emeritus,
Western Oregon University (WOU), where she worked in international education for 20 years.
She often has served as an administrator for CCSA programs as well as participated in many site
visits around the world for education abroad organizations. Now self-employed, she does
consulting work for study abroad providers. With her colleague, Victor Savicki, Professor of
Psychology, Emeritus, WOU, she continues research in the area of study abroad student
reflection. Their work has appeared in several publications. She’s passionate about the
international experience because she has seen how studying or teaching abroad enriches the lives
of students and faculty.
Option 1 — Group Travel
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for 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, those that choose group travel 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 ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
Option 2 —Independent 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.
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, 2019 —January 08, 2020
(13 days) Base Price
$1010 Enrollment Status: CLOSED
September 27, 2019
Education / English Language and Literature
From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain
Course Description: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9¾ like Harry. In this course, you will read a range of British children's literature and experience the world in which these stories take place. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. Join us for this exciting adventure!
Prerequisite: An introduction to education course OR an introduction to literature course
Course Description: Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge; we will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theatres, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location.
Course Description: Throughout history, artists have looked to the landscape to consider essential questions about humankind’s place and role in the world. These questions still resonate today but take on new meaning in a 21st century world facing a global environmental crisis and the widespread displacement of groups fleeing war and violence. Art & Landscape in London will involve students in important dialogues on changing attitudes about the natural landscape, our role in the environment, and how notions of landscape and place inform identity.
Course Description: Inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, students will experience their own modern pilgrimage and video blog about it. Field trips in London to sites such as Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The George Inn, the Museum of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral will enrich students' understanding of specific tales. Field trips to Warwick, a medieval castle, and to Canterbury and its magnificent Cathedral will enhance students' understanding of the medieval pilgrimage. After this, students will create their own Canterbury Tale, with the best one winning a free dinner, per the rules of The Prologue.
Prerequisite: Completion of first year English composition requirements