On-Site Staff for Reading, England
The Reading program is administered in the US by the USAC Central Office and in Reading, England, by a Program Coordinator who is responsible for the overall operations of the program. A dedicated and experienced team looks after all aspects of your study abroad experience. Marcus Dowse is the Program Coordinator for the Reading program and, with the study abroad team, will help you rapidly integrate into student life and get the most out of your experience. Marcus and the study abroad team will assist with admission, provide an on-site Welcome Programme and orientation, offer academic and practical assistance, and oversee your general well-being throughout your stay.
The full orientation programme will have specialized sessions specifically designed for incoming study abroad students to help them integrate into the student community and settle into their new surroundings. The study skills advisers run dedicated workshops to help study abroad and exchange students acclimatize to UK academic culture and learn more about the skills required in order to academically perform to the best of their abilities. Students have access to a full range of online and face-to-face study support available whilst at Reading. The award-winning Students’ Union, located at the heart of campus, offers further support services and facilities.
In addition to the outstanding support available from the University of Reading staff, Ellie Yannas will also serve as a resource to USAC students as the local USAC Resident Director. Ellie will be available in support and to help answer questions. She’ll also organize group events for USAC students, including the November Bonfire Night Fireworks and USAC Dinner and overnight tour of London.