London: Summer 2015

london_headerFrom the Tabloids to the BBC: Exploring British Media

July 10 thru Aug 9, 2015

bbc_frontExplore the colorful and diverse world of the British Media through field trips, site visits and discussions with journalists and media experts. See and hear firsthand how British journalists cover news and entertainment and how American journalists cover Europe for the U.S. Media. Analyze British electronic/print media and advertising/public relations agencies, including how they are regulated, how they function and who owns them. How far can and do the media go in their news coverage? What are the ethical and legal constraints? Is sensationalism the norm? What do the British think about their own media and about how they are depicted in U.S. media?

(3 credit hours, UD, Don Lowe, M.A. [] University of Kentucky)



  • Priority Deadline: February 13, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2015



london copyLondon – one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities on earth, is a wonderful background against which to study a wide array of subjects. CCSA’s four week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit. You will reside in single en suite accommodation at the University of London King’s College Great Dover Street Apartments, while studying with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at Guy’s 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.  Students considering taking the option to add 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.  For full details on this program, please refer to the official CCSA page, located here.  Below are some details you may find helpful:



tube_paddingtonPROGRAM COSTS

Application Fee:

  • $150 if received by February 13, 2015
  • $250 if received between February 13, 2015 and February 27, 2015

Program price: $4,609.  The price of this CCSA program includes:

  • accommodations in single en suite rooms
  • local transport pass(es)
  • most program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
  • health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • pre-loaded meal card for Guy’s Campus dining venues

Group Travel Option: $1,600-$1,800 estimated
This is estimate based on recent airline prices. The final cost will vary and will be finalized by March 20, 2015
The group travel option includes:




CCSA offers two optional weekend excursions along with day trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury. Information about these trips—including destinations, price, description of what is included, and how to sign up— will be made available in the spring of 2015.

  • Stonehenge & Salisbury: Friday, July 17
  • Weekend Excursion #2 (TBA): Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26
  • Weekend Excursion #3 (TBA): Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2

Orientations for each optional excursion will be held at 4:45 p.m. on the Wednesday before departure.
Before signing up for any of these trips, students should bear in mind that doing so will have an impact on time available for personal exploration. Students who elect to take two classes especially should give careful thought before signing up for more than one optional trip.



Departure from U.S. (for students traveling with CCSA)
Arrival and check-in at King’s College Great Dover Street Apartments
Lunch at Guy’s Campus
1:00 – 5:00 local area walking tours & time to explore
6:00 welcome reception [everyone expected to attend!]
8:30 – 10:00 orientation [mandatory]
5:00 – 7:00 faculty meeting [faculty only—mandatory]
Afternoon open for exploring area or to join optional free outings to be posted upon arrival.
Regular class meetings begin (please refer to Class Schedule for specific details)
4:45 preparing to depart London – mandatory pre-departure orientation
Final Exams for all courses (please refer to Class Schedule for specific details)
Depart for United States (students traveling with CCSA).
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.



Group A classes
• Monday mornings 9:00 – 12:00
• Wednesday afternoons 1:30 – 4:30
• Mandatory full day class field trips: July 14, 23, 28 and August 6
• Friday, August 7, final exams/evaluations: 1:30 – 4:30

Group B classes
• Monday afternoons 1:30 – 4:30
• Wednesday mornings 9:00 – 12:00
• Mandatory full-day class field trips: July 16, 21, 30 and August 4
• Friday, August 7, final exams/evaluations: 9:00 – 12:00