Experience the holiday season in two unique cities. Divided not just by the Irish Sea, but by a long history of conquest and rebellion, as well as settlement and cultural 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. Includes several class-specific activities plus day trips (one in England and one in Ireland) to such locations as Bath, Canterbury & Dover, Stonehenge
& Salisbury, and Stratford & Warwick in England,; and Glendalough & Powerscourt House in Ireland. Program participants reside in local hotels.
Program base price includes the group flight from London to Dublin.
The price of this CCSA program includes:
accommodations in twin rooms with the occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
local transport passes in London & Dublin
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
Flight from London to Dublin
Optional Group Travel:
A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:
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.
Anthropology / Celtic Studies
Ancient Britain and Ireland: From Stone Sanctuaries and Bronze to Bog Bodies and Gold
Course Description: Explore the roots of modern British and Irish society in ancient cultures like the Celts, whose folk traditions survived in spite of subsequent invasions of other peoples.
By visiting museums and ancient sites, such as Stonehenge, Avebury, the West Kennet Long Barrow, and London’s British Museum, and Bru Na Boinne and Dublin’s National Museum in Ireland, students will gain firsthand experience of the ancient
places and things that many know only from books and whose traditions were the foundations of life and culture in the British Isles.
Dr Michael J Simonton | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
Philosophy / Public Health / Health Care Administration
Ethical Thinking about Global Health, Public Health, and Medicine in the UK & US
Course Description: Debates about patients’ rights, medical research standards, national responses to international pandemics, and doctor-patient relationships will be examined in this biomedical
ethics course, designed for pre-health professional, health care administration, global health services, and similar students. Experience London and Dublin’s history and multiculturalism at Trinity College, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kilmainham
Gaol, Chinatown, and pubs, then visit the Science Museum, Old Operating Theatre with cholera walking tour, Florence Nightingale Museum, Highgate Cemetery, Dover War Tunnels, and modern health care facilities, in preparation for exciting
ethical explorations of cloning, euthanasia, truth-telling, stem cell research, and more. Perfect interdisciplinary Honors course, too.
Dr. Catherine Sherron | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
Psychology / History / English Language and Literature
The Psychology of Dracula: Science, Literature, and the Supernatural
Course Description: Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula relied on new ideas in scientific Psychology. In this class, we will explore developing ideas about hypnosis, sexuality, paranoia, hysteria, masochism,
spirituality, and evolutionary continuity, while examining how they were employed in Dracula. Field trips in London will include visits to Highgate Cemetery, London Zoo, Jack Straw’s Castle, the British Museum, The Bethel Museum of the
Mind, and the Lyceum Theater; and in Dublin we will visit Dublin Castle, St. Micham’s Church crypts, and Trinity College. Additional class activities may include visiting Whitby on the coast of England and seeing the play The Woman in
Prerequisite: Students in the upper level course should have completed their college’s basic writing requirement, and would benefit from having taken an introductory Psychology course.