- Reading, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
The Reading program allows you to enroll in a full range of University of Reading courses in a variety of disciplines on one of the most beautiful campuses in the United Kingdom. Reading is the embodiment of more than 1,000 years of history combined with all the assets of a modern, vibrant, and cosmopolitan city. The famous Victorian red-brick buildings and beautiful medieval churches are intermingled amongst high-tech office developments and leisure facilities. Set in the heart of the UK's "Silicon Valley," Reading is one of the up and coming cities in England. The University has a long tradition of hosting study abroad students from all over the world and can offer you a friendly, cosmopolitan, and safe environment in which to study and explore the UK. The number one university in the UK for agriculture and food, ranked third in Teacher Training, Earth and Marine Sciences, Art and design, and fifth in Archaeology, University of Reading is also an ideal university in which to study film and theater, English literature, pharmacy, meteorology, and business. Dedicated courses for study abroad students also help contextualize your experience in the UK.
There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in the UK> Courses at British universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and tutorial work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although the UK shares a common language with the United States, it remains a foreign country, with diverse traditions, values and views of the world. Time in the United Kingdom will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current problems of the world and enable you to directly experience the wonderful culture and history of the European continent.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips, entry to some museums and cultural events, and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Reading is a historic town situated on the River Thames near both Oxford and London (25 minutes by train). It is a thriving center of commerce and technology and has one of the best shopping and entertainment centers, The Oracle, in southern England. Remains of what was once one of Europe's largest and richest abbey complexes still stand, and the Reading Museum is a treasure trove for local history, including Roman antiquities from the nearby major Roman city of Silchester. Reading is the burial place of King Henry I and the hometown of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
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