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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Travel Day, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/28/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/10/2020 08/09/2020
Summer 2021 08/05/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Course Disciplines: Advertising and Promotion, Art and Design, Art History, Broadcasting & Media Studies, Business, English Language and Literature, Earth and Environmental Science, Finance, Government, Legal Studies, Public Affairs Policy and Admin, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work
Program Description:

Program Details:

Program Base Price: $4,599 - $4,799*
Estimated Airfare: $1199 – $1399
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
Dates: Jul 10, 2020 – Aug 09, 2020
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)

Program Description:


Make London your home. CCSA’s four-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 at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.

Students may take a second 3 credit-hour course for an additional $700. Your home university may have an additional fee, so check with your CCSA campus representative. The $700 second course fee is nonrefundable following the first payment deadline. Students considering a second class should bear in mind that doing so will require them to be in class or mandatory class related activities all day Monday through Thursday.

Students wishing to take two classes must select one Group A course and one Group B course, as designated
in the Course Descriptions section. To avoid schedule conflicts, courses meet according to the following weekly pattern.



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The price of this CCSA program includes:
  • Participants will reside at the Stamford Street Apartments ideally situated on the South Bank of the Thames and within Zone 1 of the London transport system. Waterloo Station is within a 5-minute walk from the property. The area is also well served by a number of bus routes. The south bank is home to a range of restaurants pubs art galleries and markets.

  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
  • Daily breakfast and some additional meals

Course(s) Offered:

Group A Courses You may have up to ONE Group A course.

Broadcasting and Media Studies / Communication / Art and Design / English

Digital Storytelling in London
Course Description: Everyone has a story to tell, and in this class students will develop their own stories as they relate to the culture of Great Britain by creating audio and video projects on location. We will examine digital media as a tool for seeing, exploring, and expressing cultural identity. We will be visiting ancient sites such as Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London, as well as taking day trips along the River Thames and to Oxford to meet with other students to discuss similarities and differences in American and British college culture. You’re invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop your cultural competency and sensitivity in the process of documenting intercultural stories in London.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: JOUR 481
Prof. Ann Andaloro | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H

Finance / Business

British Perspectives on Modern Personal Wealth Management
Course Description: Increase your financial literacy by exploring in this class the historical evolution of personal wealth management. Since London houses the UK’s central bank, the nation’s premier stock exchange, money markets, derivative exchanges, financial regulators and all the major types of financial institutions, there’s no better place than London for a student to learn about the financial industry that serves the nation and the individual. Visits to various financial institutions such as HSBC international banking corporation, the Bank of England, the London Money Market Association, the Insurance Institute of London (Lloyd’s), and the London Business School will facilitate students’ understanding of how the US and UK personal wealth management systems align and differ.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: FIN 161
Dr. Kevin Zhao | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Public Health / Public Affairs Policy Admin / Earth Science / Interdisciplinary

Sustainability in the UK: Cities and Universities
Course Description: The sustainability of our planet is being addressed by cities and universities across the world in a multitude of ways that Americans can benefit from learning about. In this class, students will research and evaluate how British cities and universities are innovating with sustainability efforts in such areas as transportation, food supply, greenspace and work-life balance. Our interdisciplinary approach will be focused on London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, and selected British universities. Students will be responsible for assessments comparing British plans for sustainability with American initiatives and a photo journal illustrating the insights they have gained through this exposure to British sustainability endeavors.
Prerequisite: Sophomore level for undergraduate level. Completion of a bachelors degree for graduate level.
WKU Course: ENV 475
Dr. Tamara Sluss | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G

Sociology / Social Work

The Dark Side of London: A Sociology of Evil
Course Description: Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and explores the manifestations of evil in society - from the monstrous institutions of slavery, empire, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, and discrimination. In this class, you will explore locations emblematic of society’s evils. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and then trace the steps of Jack the Ripper through Whitechapel. Stand on docks in Liverpool where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchill’s War Rooms where he directed the Second World War during the Blitz.
Prerequisite: Introductory sociology course.
WKU Course: SOCL 489 / CRIM 489
Dr. Joseph Simpson | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Group B Courses You may have up to ONE Group B course.

Art / Design / Advertising / Interdisciplinary

Exploring London's Design and Visual Culture
Course Description: London’s rich cultural and historic heritage, as well as its diverse traditions and values, make it the perfect locale for exploring how design and art create visual culture. We will explore the history of print and photography, advertising and graphic design, painting and street art, by visiting museums like the Victoria and Albert, the Tate Modern, and the British and Design Museums, as well as world class design studios. In this introduction to some of the most significant themes and movements in visual culture, students will gain new skills in deciphering visual cues and interpreting different types of design and art forms across cultures.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ART 490
Dr. Ida Kumoji-Ankrah | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English / Literature

The Magical World of Harry Potter
Course Description: Few books have ever captivated audiences year-after-year, resonating with both young and old, like the beloved and magical book and film series, Harry Potter. The Magical World of Harry Potter course will take you on a real-life, four-week adventure in London as we critically examine and discuss the imagery, symbolism, reception, and epic achievements of what is arguably the most popular book series ever written. You will visit iconic film sites, experience Hogwarts Great Hall and Library in Oxford; explore Snape’s Dungeon in Lacock; and view props, costumes and more at the Harry Potter Studios. Witches, wizards, muggles and students, join me on the adventure of a lifetime in England as we immerse ourselves in the magical world of Harry Potter. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Prerequisite: English Composition
WKU Course: ENGL 290 (H)
Prof. Mica Mecham | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H

Legal Studies / Government

Habeas What? British Common Law and Its Influence on the American Legal System
Course Description: This upper-division government / legal studies course explores the unique British common law tradition, which directly influenced the unique American legal system. This course combines classroom instruction with a whirlwind tour of fascinating destinations in and around London. Students will gain a deep understanding of British law by, among other activities, visiting the beautiful countryside of Runnymede (where the Magna Carta was signed), sitting in on cases at the Royal Courts of London and the Old Bailey courthouse, watching the UK Supreme Court deliberate, and witnessing the British House of Commons in all its contentious action.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PLS 400 / PS 420
Prof. Joe Dunman | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Theatre / Art / Interdisciplinary

The Arts in London: Theatre, Music, Art, and Design
Course Description: London is one of the most magnificent cities in the world, and home to all kinds of theatre, art, music, and all kinds of artists. In this class you’ll explore some of London’s famous sites, but you’ll spend even more time discovering unique destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path. You’ll see productions of the newest, cutting edge theatre as well as Shakespeare at the Globe; hear everything from classical to contemporary music; see special exhibits and masterworks; eat traditional British foods and try new flavors – you’ll even meet some of the artists themselves! The arts of London will come alive when you experience first-hand how they feel, look, and sound on the vibrant streets of London! This course is available for Honors credit.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: THEA 499
Dr. Carol Stewart | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/H