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Reading Calendars – 2020 Trimester 1

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
April 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

September 18, 2020 Departure from the US
September 19 Arrival in Reading
September 19 Move into housing
September 21 - 25 Welcome Week
September 21 - 25 Mandatory Orientation
September 21 - 25 Registration
September 28 Courses begin
Early-October Welcome tea and meeting with USAC UK Resident Director
October ESAO Field Trip
Early-November Overnight field trip—London city walk, Bonfire night fireworks, Thames Cruise, London Eye, and group dinner
November ESAO Field Trip
Early December USAC Field Trip - Bath
December Farewell dinner with USAC UK Resident Director
December 11 Courses end
December 11 Final examination period ends
December 11 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Mid-December Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Trimester 1 (Sept-Dec): Open

Trimester 2 (Jan-Mar): Open


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

30 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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