• England
    • Reading
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Subject Areas
Accounting Agriculture Art History Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Conservation and Preservation Earth Sciences Ecology Economics Education Engineering Film Food Science and Nutrition Geography Geology Health Sciences History Humanities International Relations Law Literature Marketing Mathematics Meteorology Natural Sciences Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sustainable Development Theater +25

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Program Cost Includes

• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Meals
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• The Professional Development Toolbox
• Scholarship Opportunities
Oct 03, 2022
Apr 21, 2015
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About Program

Reading is a community rich with numerous music, art and cultural festivals, in addition to a thriving theatre scene. Situated on the River Thames, and only a 30-minute train ride from Central London, Reading provides a great blend of suburban living with easy access to the big city. A walk through town shows off Reading's unique blend of old and new, with picturesque streets lined with traditional red brick structures and modern commercial buildings. A quick jump on a train can have students venturing out into the surrounding English countryside for a pleasant stress free day.

Study Abroad students will quickly discover that this English university is a great destination for international students who find themselves on a campus comprised of 300 acres of landscaped parkland; once a medieval manor estate. The campus provides an ideal setting for a modern university and a perfect environment for study abroad students to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions.

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Reading, England

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.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Reading Adventures

I come from a small school in Nebraska. I did not want to go to a place so big I would be overwhelmed, and therefore Reading was the perfect place for me. I loved how close we were to London but that we weren't so close to constantly face the hustle and bustle of the city.
However, trains to and from London were incredibly expensive which was a bit inconvenient.
Living in the traditional dorms was fun and where I met most of my friends from England. However, it was very loud during sleeping times but that was just part of the experience for me.
If you are studying abroad for the food, England is not the place to go. However, there were plenty of places that did have great food in Reading.
I really loved and appreciated ISA. They did a lot more for us than any other abroad students I talked to while there. I would definitely go with ISA again if I had the chance.

What would you improve about this program?
I wish I had known about all the costs that could be associated with studying in Reading. I had to pay a lot of money for train rides to London where all my program things happened, which was extremely inconvenient and we didn't hear about it until we got to England.

But it was a minor issue that wasn't that big in the grand scheme of things.
30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The Experience of a Lifetime

If someone told me three years ago that I was going to study abroad in the United Kingdom, meet some of my best friends, and embark on the experience of a lifetime, I would have said that he or she was crazy. I always knew I wanted to study abroad in the UK, but finances was always an issue. During my junior year of college, I was given the opportunity to study aboard and that experience has shaped every decision that I have made since.
The International Studies Abroad Program is Reading, United Kingdom is affordable and has given me the tools necessary to determine my career path as well as form relationships that I would have never thought were possible.
During my time in Reading, I was able to study under some of the major experts in their respective fields. While studying Shakespeare at the University of Reading, I was able to attend a lecture by Professor Andrew Gurr, an internationally renowned expert of Shakespearean Theatre. I have since read his book entitled The Shakespearean Stage and have gained a greater appreciation for Shakespearean Theatre.
Besides the academics, I was able to enhance my education through experiences of my travels. I went on almost every ISA excursion and through those excursions I made friends that I have maintained relationships with.
The program that ISA provided gave me the tools necessary to begin to pursue a career in International Communications and Development and I hope that one day I can assist other students in studying abroad.

What would you improve about this program?
I think have a little more communication between the on-site staff and the Reading Staff because sometimes when meeting the London students and the onsite staff for excursions, there was some miscommunication and we would sometimes get lost.
31 people found this review helpful.
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