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University of Reading
Reading, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 09/18/2017 06/08/2018
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 09/18/2017 12/08/2017
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/04/2018 06/08/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
None
Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Architecture & Planning, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Geography & Tourism, History, Honors, Latin, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics & Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Program Type: Exchange
AACSB accreditation:
Yes
Program Description:
University of Reading


Location
Reading (pronounced like "redding", not "reeding") is a town in Berkshire in the South East of England. There are high-speed rail links which make it quick (30 min.), easy, and affordable for students to take advantage of all that London has to offer. Many of the UK's major tourist destinations (Oxford, 'Downton Abbey', Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and London) are all within easy reach. The University of Reading has 3 campuses: Whiteknights, Greenlands, and London Road. Whiteknights is the main campus.

Academics
Studying at Reading is somewhat different from undertaking coursework at Ball State. You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods. Your timetable (class schedule) is likely to include a mixture of lectures and seminars, and, where appropriate, laboratory work; most modules will include some teaching via Blackboard. Regular class tests are not a common feature at Reading or in other British universities.
A feature of modules in UK universities is an emphasis on the student's responsibility to learn 'independently' rather than waiting to be taught. Students are expected to undertake independent study and independent learning outside the class. Coursework may be assigned well in advance. You will be expected to prepare for an essay for a particular instructor, and it is up to you to plan your work ahead so that you can meet all your commitments.

Coursework
Students enroll in “modules” (courses) from a variety of “courses” (majors). You can select modules in any subject area, providing that they have the necessary background knowledge in order to successfully complete the module.
To learn more about the module structure and codes, visit:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyabroad/incomingstudents/studyoptions/vso-moduleguide.aspx
To see what modules are offer, visit:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyabroad/incomingstudents/vso-modules.aspx
A full-time undergraduate workload is deemed to be 30 ECTS (15 credits) in a study block (semester). Most modules are worth 10 ECTS, meaning you would take 3 modules (for 15 BSU credits) each semester.

Accommodation
Reading offers a variety of on-campus accommodation in different price points including a meal plan option (catered hall). After admission you will apply for accommodation through the university with the assistance of the Reading international office.
For more details on study abroad accommodation options, refer to:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/studyabroad/Study_Abroad_Accommodation_flyer_-_2016-17.pdf
For details on accommodation cost, refer to:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/accommodation/Accommodation_charges_2016-17.pdf

Program Cost
All students attending the exchange pay their regular Ball State tuition and student fees through the bursar while attending school abroad.  Accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket or to the host university while abroad. Other expenses include a round-trip airfare, local transportation, $100 BSU study abroad fee, GeoBlue health insurance, and passport / immigration documents. You may contact the Rinker Center for an estimated cost of attendance for your particular term.   
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU before the posted deadline

Questions?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu