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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Program
Program Description:

Program Details:

Application Fee: $150 if paid by September 15, 2017, $250 thereafter. 
Program Base Price: $3,189
Estimated Airfare: $950 - $1,150
Dates: December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)

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Program Description:

Museums. Galleries. Concert Halls. Film Studios. 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.

The price of this CCSA program includes:

  • accommodations in twin rooms with the occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
  • local transport passes in London
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Ground transportation for course activities
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
 

Optional Group Travel:

A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:

  • Round-trip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated departure cities; round-trip air transportation from other cities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Round trip shuttle service between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
Travel with friends and other participants on this program as a group all the way to your destination! If this is your first time abroad (or even flying!) we highly recommend you travel as part of the group. Round-trip air transportation from cities otherthan CCSA-designated airports may be considered on a case-by-case basis at an additional cost.

 


Course(s) Offered:

ART & DESIGN/HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES/ARCHITECTURE

History of Western Art in London Museums

Experience the History of Western Art chronologically through personal visits to historic sites, castles, cathedrals, and museums in London! Start with a visit to Neolithic Stonehenge, then continue through the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome at the British Museum. The Middle Ages will come alive at Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, and you can study Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Romantic paintings at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. We will end at the Tate Modern to experience 20th and 21st century works of art. Plus we will visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, and more, including a live theater production!

ENGLISH / LITERATURE

Witches, Wizards & Writing: Reading & Writing the British Fantasy

Stalk the jub-jub bird and bandersnatch. Step through the magic wardrobe into Narnia. Catch the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4 or take the tube to Neil Gaiman’s London Below. In this course, we will be examining works of British fantasy literature, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Jabberwocky; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as other fantasy texts. We will look at the culture, history and literary tradition that inspired them. Students will have the option of taking the course for literature or writing credit.

Prerequisite: for UD credit, student must have completed the minimum composition requirements at his/her home institution

 

EDUCATION

From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

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 9 ¾ like Harry. In this course, you will not only read a variety of British children's literature, but you will experience the world in which these stories take place and see them come to life on stage. 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. In addition, you will encounter literary history with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace). Join us for this exciting adventure!

Prerequisite: an Introduction to Education course.