Business, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Science

University of Reading
Reading, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Business, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Science

  • Location

    Reading

  • Host University

    University of Reading

    The University of Reading is one of the top 20 research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom and one of the few global business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). Reading offers subjects such as accounting, economics, literature, politics and international relations, and agriculture policy and development. Its contained campus covers over 300 acres of landscaped parkland, which was once a medieval manorial estate. The University of Reading is committed to preserving the environment, demonstrated on their Whiteknights campus, which is surrounded by a lake, conservation meadows, and woodlands. Over 100 clubs and societies provide opportunities for you to meet students from England and from all over the world. You are sure to find an activity of interest in areas such as sports, recreation, culture, politics, and education.

  • Term

    Spring 1 2024

  • Program Dates

    Jan 03, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 10, 2023

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Oct 15, 2023

  • Credit

    25 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $19,750

  • This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

The Reading campus is situated on over 300 acres of beautiful and award-winning park land and is only a short distance to London. Additionally, the Reading Student Union provides a lot of opportunities for study abroad students to get involved. During this program, you can select from a vast number of courses in a variety of subjects, enabling you to choose what fits your individual academic needs.

All courses are taught by local university professors at the University of Reading. You will take classes alongside British and other international students on a traditional U.S.-style campus. The University of Reading is AACSB accredited for business courses, and other popular subjects include agriculture and environmental science, literature, humanities, sciences, and international relations.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university at the time of participation.
  • Students participating in the academic year program are required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

ECTS Credits

25

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 15

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 22

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • The courses listed below are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Reading Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.

Course Selection

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Students are required to enroll in 25 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System)credits per term as determined by the University of Reading. The university offers courses worth 5 ECTS and 10 ECTS.
  • Per the University of Reading, 5 ECTS credits are considered equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits/4.5 U.S. quarter units. Credit transfer policies surrounding ECTS vary across US universities and students are strongly encouraged to consult with their home university regarding the transfer of 5 ECTS and 10 ECTS courses, respectively.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Classes are lecture style with a seminar (smaller group) following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
  • Courses may be taught over multiple terms. Awarded credit for partial completion of these courses must be approved by the host university's instructor.
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the Reading Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Reading module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These Reading and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Understanding the Course Code (EX: HS3T25)

  • the first two letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (HS=Humanities)
  • the next number refers to the level (1= Level 4, 2= Level 5, 3= Level 6)
  • the last three numbers/letters refer to the unique number assigned to the class

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from Reading will reflect ECTS credits for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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University of Reading
Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
25 ECTS Credits
Agriculture, Policy and Development
Agriculture
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 Contact Hours
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences
Geography & Environmental Sciences
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Art and Communication Design
Film, TV & Theatre Studies
10 ECTS Credits
Film Genre
FT2FG
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Typography
5 ECTS Credits
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
5 ECTS Credits
Cancer
BI3BD8
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Neurobiology
BI3BI8
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Built Environment
Construction Management & Engineering
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Business
Accounting
Marketing Management
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Chemistry and Food Biosciences
Chemistry
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Food Biosciences
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Humanities
Classics
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Philosophy
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Law
Law
5 ECTS Credits
Literature and Languages
British Culture
English Literature
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Linguistics
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Math, Physics, Meteorology & Computer Science
Computer Science
5 ECTS Credits
Compilers
CS2CO16
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Mathematics & Statistics
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Water Waves
MA3WW
5 ECTS Credits
Meteorology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Politics, Economics & International Relations
Economics
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
10 ECTS Credits
Psychology
Psychology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Cognition 2
PY2CN2
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Hannah Hamilton

Program Manager, England

READING TEAM

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Antonio Santana

Resident Director, England

Eloise Casey

Student Services, England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services, England

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Living in host university residence halls will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm

The Reading residence halls are located on or adjacent to campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by Reading. Each resident hall is a bit different, but all have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. Meals are not included, however, if interested, meal plans are available for purchase.

You will pay a $300 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips. The locations below are a sample of included and optional excursions that have run in the past. Please know that these are subject to change.

Brighton & Seven Sisters

Breathtaking and endless sea views await at Seven Sisters, a panoramic series of white chalk cliffs prominently positioned along the English Channel. Spend the morning walking the lush green pastures atop the cliffs or head down to the rocky beaches below to explore the coastline and cliffs at sea level. Travel West along the sea to the popular coastal town of Brighton. Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. While at Windsor Castle take witness to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, visit the burial sites of Charles I and Queen Elizabeth II, relive the pomp and circumstance of the royal weddings, or simply wander the historic grounds. 

Cultural Activities in England

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore culture of England in and around your host city. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes England special. These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visits to Camden Town, a show at The Globe Theatre, River Thames boat tour, stroll through Borough Market, and a tour of the Tower of London.

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