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University of Reading
Spend a semester or year studying at University of Reading in England.
Location: 
Reading, England
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Anthropology
Art
Visual Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
Geology
Germanic Languages & Literatures
History
History of Art
Linguistics
Math
Modern Languages
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre
Design
Speech-Language-Hearing
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Reading is located halfway between London and Oxford on the River Thames
  • The University of Reading offers one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, located on a former medieval manorial estate
  • The Students' Union nightclub, shops, bars cafes and support facilities lie in the heart of the campus
Program Summary: 

The KU Great Britain Direct Exchange Program (GBDX) is designed to stimulate and enrich the intellectual development of KU students through a direct experience in the British academic and cultural environment, promoting friendship with Great Britain and broadening international horizons. To realize this mission, KU has signed direct exchange agreements with eleven universities in Great Britain, which allow KU students to study for a semester or year abroad at greatly reduced costs. In exchange, British students from these same universities will study for a semester or year at KU.

A student participating in the Great Britain Direct Exchange at the University of Reading may be one of a small number of KU students, or the only KU student, at Reading during a particular semester. Reading's Study Abroad Office is available to provide student support for KU students studying at Reading.

Classes begin in late September or early October and finish in early- to mid-June. Fall classes conclude in mid-December, and spring classes begin in early January. There is a spring break period that lasts just over three weeks in the middle of the spring semester.

Location: 

Located halfway between London and Oxford on the River Thames, Reading is a place of real contrasts offering the buzz of city life with the calm of the countryside. Reading is an exciting, modern town with some of the best shopping and leisure facilities in the southeast. It is only 25 minutes by fast train from central London and there are excellent transport links to the main London airports of Heathrow and Gatwick.

The University of Reading is a medium-sized university, with about 12,500 students. Once part of a medieval manorial estate, Whitenights, it offers one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, located about a mile and a half south of the center of Reading. The Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Economic and Social Sciences, Science and Life Sciences are set amidst 320 acres of landscaped grounds on the Whiteknights site.

Formerly the grounds of a stately home owned by the Marquis of Blandford, Whiteknights is 320 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, a green oasis on the edge of vibrant city culture. Teaching and study facilities are grouped within easy reach of Halls of Residence. The Students' Union nightclub, shops, bars cafes and support facilities lie in the heart of the campus.

Academic Information: 

Students may earn up to 30 hours of KU credit for the year. Most disciplines are offered in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business, Education and Health Fields. Students are encouraged to visit the University of Reading's website to determine if Reading offers the selection of courses to meet their graduation requirements.

Reading courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on your KU transcript and grades will figure into your KU GPA. The relevant KU academic department will make the final decision regarding posting of credit and grades, and their application toward graduation.

Click here to learn about selecting courses at Reading: Reading Course Selection Guide

Click here to view Reading's Course Catalog: Reading Courses

Click here to see sample courses KU students have taken at Reading: Reading Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

Students live in university residence halls or student apartments on or near campus. In most cases students will have a single room and will share a common kitchen and bath. Students will have meals provided, prepare their own meals, or purchase meals at reduced cost in the university cafeteria, depending on their choice of residence.

 

Eligibility: 

Open to KU students who have achieved junior status by the beginning of the program and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Exceptions may be made for sophomores with high academic qualifications who meet the course prerequisites. Some academic departments at Reading may have additional requirements, including pre-requisites and number of credit hours completed.

 

Add Course: 
Clinical Phonetics & Phonology
PL2CPH
This course counts as both SPLH 465 (1) AND SPLH 450 (2) for a total of 3 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Language Processing
PL3LPR
This course counts as both SPLH 466 (3) AND SPLH 450 (2) for a total of 5 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Child Language Acquisition
PL2CL
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Research Methods in SLT
PL1RM
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
17th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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