CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Participants depart US on Dec. 26, and arrive in London on the morning of Dec. 27.
Application fee is $250. Group air selection is no longer open. Home school approval required before CCSA can approve. Make sure to contact your study abroad advisor before applying to CCSA.
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Advertising and Promotion, Business, Communication, English Language and Literature, Film and Media Studies, Health Care Administration, History, International Business, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Social Work, Theatre
Group Travel Available, Independent Travel Available
3 Credit Hours
London Winter December 26, 2023 – January 08, 2024
Program Base Price: $3,699 - $3,999
Estimated Airfare: $1,275 - $1,475 (estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)
Dates: Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 08, 2024
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page) *COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT IN EFFECT FOR WINTER 23-24 PROGRAMS.
Application Deadline: September 22, 2023 *WE ARE PROCESSING APP FEE PAYMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND. YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AT 11:59 PM TO MAKE YOUR APP FEE PAYMENT.
Participants will reside at the 4-star Washington Mayfair Hotel, located in one of the London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, in the heart of Mayfair. Park Lane, The Royal Academy of the Arts, Buckingham Palace, Bond Street, Green Park and Hyde Park are a few minutes’ walk. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Knightsbridge are within a 10- to 15-minute walk. From nearby Green Park Underground, there is easy access to the City, Canary Wharf, the O2, Wembley Stadium, all London Mainline Stations and a direct link to Heathrow.
Included in each bedroom are complimentary WiFi, wide screen wall mounted plasma TVs, luxury down & feather duvets, individual controlled air conditioning/heating, electronic safe, bath robes, tea/coffee making facilities, and hairdryer. Also provided are soap, bath/shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, facecloths, shoeshine, and shower caps. Hair conditioner, dental kits, shaving kits, and slippers are available on request. Irons and ironing boards can be provided on request and are complimentary.
Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles are available at an additional cost.
Imagine yourself ringing in the New Year in London.
London has been one of the most important and connected cities in the world for most of the last half millennia. It was the center of the world's largest empire and from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century it was the financial capital of the Western world. It was the city of Shakespeare, Dickens, Johnson, Keats, and Blake. It has witnessed the plague, a Civil War, a supposedly Glorious Revolution, the Great Fire, the first Industrial Revolution, the birth of Romanticism, the Blitz, and Punk Rock. In other words, there is no other city in the world like it.
Experience the particular delights and lessons of international travel. And learn in a completely new environment, using the city of London and other locations as living classrooms.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Canterbury Cathedral & Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury, or Stratford & Warwick Castle.
Participants are required to bring college/university ID cards, as proof of student status may be requested for activities booked with educational discounts.
Course Description: Sports, brands and popular culture are increasingly intertwined in the global marketplace. This course will examine how advertising, sponsorships, events, public relations, and other promotional practices construct brand identities through linkages to popular culture in the United Kingdom. We will view branding in many cultural contexts such as sports, music, design, fashion, art, theatre and film. Through visits to advertising and public relations agencies and to museums like the Museum of Brands and the fashion exhibits at the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as to sports facilities such as Wimbledon, Chelsea FC, and Olympic Park, students will gain insights that lead to comparison with US practice and enable them to create integrated strategic communication executions.
Prerequisite: Introductory course in integrated strategic communication, advertising, public relations, or marketing.
Course Description: By visiting indoor and outdoor cultural environments in London, this course will have you exploring visual culture, including art, photography, film, television, advertisement, and print mediums. At museums like the Tate Modern and the London Film Museum, at art galleries and in public parks and through self-directed explorations of the lively urban scene, your awareness of visual culture will be heightened, and you will gain new skills for studying different forms of visual representation. Though the course presumes no prior knowledge and is open to students from any academic discipline, it should be of special interest to students majoring in art history, sociology, communications, film and cultural studies.
Course Description: Explore British drama and culture by experiencing British theatre in action. We'll attend several dramatic productions in London's amazing West End theatre district and explore aspects of street theater. We'll learn about staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, art and set design while on backstage tours at such places as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. Tentatively scheduled field trip sites designed to enrich your appreciation of the historical background and cultural setting of British theatre are Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster Abbey, Dover Castle, and Hampton Court Palace. Return home with a wealth of experience and knowledge about British drama and English culture. Join me as we participate together in our excellent adventure for a truly dramatic field trip of a lifetime before the final curtain call!
Prerequisite: Students should have completed their college's basic writing requirements.
The Dark Side of Society: The Sociology of Evil in London
Course Description: Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and analyzes the manifestations of evil in society. In this class, we will explore locations emblematic of society’s evils – from the monstrous institutions of slavery, empire, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, and discrimination. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and trace Jack the Ripper's steps through White Chapel. Stand on Liverpool's waterfront where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchill’s War Rooms, where he directed the crusade against fascism during the Blitz. Students majoring in sociology and criminal justice will gain a contemporary sociological understanding of evil.
Exploring London’s Historic and Contemporary Urban Culture
Course Description: From its founding by ancient Romans to its recent waves of immigration, London has been a melting pot of diverse cultures and people. Using the city as a textbook, this class explores historic traditions and current trends in fashion, theater, architecture, decor, and cuisine. We will visit famous architectural sites, like Westminster Abbey, and delve into the superb collections of cultural artifacts at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, while also taking walking tours in historic districts, going backstage at the Globe Theatre, browsing through street markets, and sampling ethnic cuisines. In this lower division class that may count for general studies humanities credit, you will expand your understanding of urban culture’s many facets in a uniquely stimulating way.
Trends and Issues in Nursing and Healthcare: Nightingale to Now
Course Description: Immerse yourself in the British healthcare system and culture. This course focuses on both historical and current practices of the British and American healthcare systems. While living and learning in London, students explore cultural influences on health policy, analyzing trends, similarities, and differences in British and American healthcare delivery, nursing, and medicine. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning, with visits to historic sites such as the Old Operating Theatre and Museum, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and the Wellcome Collection Museum and Library, as well as to London hospitals, nursing schools, and other healthcare institutions.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in nursing courses, enrollment in upper-level related healthcare courses, or with the approval of the faculty.