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  • Locations: Reading, England
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/15/2022 04/15/2022 09/17/2022 12/09/2022

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview

USAC Reading

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, University of Reading is also an ideal university in which to study film and theatre, English literature, pharmacy, meteorology, and business.

Host University

All classes and facilities are located on the beautiful 300-acre Whiteknights campus, allowing you to directly experience the British way of life and interact with local students. One of the most attractive campuses in the UK, the main Whiteknights campus is home to a lake, rare trees and wildlife, and beautiful green open spaces. It received the Green Flag Award in 2011, voted fourth of 1,000 public spaces in the UK to be included in the People’s Choice Award. The university recently completed an extensive campus redevelopment program, including new halls of residence, a refurbished sports centre, new catering hubs, training facilities, and a purpose-built facility for film, theatre, and television. The campus has a friendly, diverse, and inclusive environment. It is situated about a mile and a half south of the center of Reading, with good transportation links between the town and campus.

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Program Provider USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Trimester 1 with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Trimester 2 with USAC = Winter Quarter at PSU*

*Often Trimester 2 can overlap with the start of PSU's spring quarter, so students should check the PSU academic calendar and plan accordingly.
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
Credits Students enroll in 18 - 24 quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during fall term
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Residence Halls
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore, with approval
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the USAC Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.