On-Site Staff for Reading, England
The Reading program is administered in the U.S. by the USAC Central Office and in Reading, England, by the University of Reading’s Study Abroad Office. A dedicated and experienced team looks after all aspects of your study abroad experience and will help you integrate into student life while getting the most out of your experience.
The Study Abroad Office team will assist with admission, provide an on-site welcome program and orientation, offer academic and practical assistance, and oversee your general well-being throughout your stay. They can also guide students to other resources and services on campus, including the Disability Advisory Service, Counselling and Wellbeing Services, and Welfare Team.
The University of Reading’s on-site orientation will have specialized sessions specifically designed for incoming study abroad students to help them integrate in the student community and settle into their new surroundings. Study skills advisers run dedicated workshops to help study abroad and exchange students acclimate to British academic culture and learn more about the skills required to be academically successful. Students also have access to a full range of online and in-person student support services while studying in Reading. The award-winning Students’ Union, located at the heart of campus, offers further support services and facilities.
Meet the Resident Director
In addition to the outstanding support available from the University of Reading staff, Dr. Jeremy Doughty will also serve as a resource to USAC students as the local USAC Resident Director, based in London. He provides a mandatory USAC on-site orientation, and is available to support students throughout their time in Reading and to help answer questions and troubleshoot issues. He also organizes group events and field trips for USAC students.
Jeremy received his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University. Originally from the U.S., he has studied abroad twice in Germany and has worked in the Ukraine and South Africa.
2024-25 Application Cycle
- Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
- Deadline: April 15
- Spring 2025: Open
- Deadline: Sept 15
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)
- Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application
AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom