CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
London Arts & Lit December 26, 2019 – January 08, 2020
Program Base Price: $3,439
Airfare: $1,049 - 1,249
Dates: Dec 26, 2019 – Jan 08, 2020
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
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.
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: 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
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: 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.
From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain - LME 318
A Modern Canterbury Pilgrimage - ENG 290
Art & Landscape in London - ART 318
Theatre on Location: Classics to Contemporary - THEA 499