January 1 - 8, 2015

Registration Closed


This is a non-credit program.

Open to all students

Cost:  $1,695 per person. 

CIE Scholarships: Scholarships are not available for this program.

Program Directors:

Ms. Erin-Leigh Beecher
International Education Coordinator
Center for International Education
(860) 832-2043;

Mr. Patrick Tucker


(860) 832-1786;

Passport to Global Citizenship Program for First-Year Students: London and Liverpool, England

The Passport to Global Citizenship program offers CCSU students the opportunity to participate in a non-credit international experience. The program is designed to introduce students to various international cultures, while preparing them to be independent, resilient world travelers. The program reinforces the University's commitment to international education by providing all students with the opportunity to have an enriching international experience. It also serves as an introduction to short-term and full-semester study abroad opportunities available at CCSU.

London and Liverpool, England are the destinations of this winter session program. The program will begin in London, Home of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom. A city tour will introduce the participants to famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the financial and theatre districts, and historical heritage sites including the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abby. Visits to the British Museum and the National Gallery will acquaint students with the culture, history, and art of England, while attendance at, at least one iconic theater performance will give students a glimpse of London’s many entertainment venues. While in the home of the oldest subway system - the “London Tube” - students will be able to use the very popular and famous rail system to explore places not included in the program itinerary during their free time.

Then on to Liverpool, a city made famous by the Beatles. In recent years, Liverpool’s population has risen above 470,000 people, 42.3 percent of which are under 30 years old. While in Liverpool, students will visit Albert Dock, Pier Head and the Beatles Story Exhibit. The group will also make a stop at John Moores Liverpool University, which will soon become a partner university of CCSU and, time permitting, have time to stroll pass the homes where John Lennon, Paul McCartney and The Beatles lived during the heyday of their fame.

Eligibility criteria for this program include: first-year standing at time of application (0-15 credits); matriculated full-time status in good academic and judicial standing (at time of application and departure); intention of continuing studies at CCSU in the Spring semester; and willingness to study abroad for a semester or year prior to graduation.

Registration Information and Program Costs

The cost of the travel program includes round-trip airport transfers in the U.S. and abroad, economy-class international airfare, multiple-occupancy accommodations, some meals and ground transportation and entrance fees to all required site visits. All personal expenses (i.e., most meals, medical, souvenirs, laundry, telephone, etc.) are at additional cost.