ISA Study Abroad in Reading, England

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Reading is a community rich with numerous music, art and cultural festivals, in addition to a thriving theatre scene. Situated on the River Thames, and only a 30-minute train ride from Central London, Reading provides a great blend of suburban liv... read more

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I learned how to adapt to the British education system, such that I learned to teach myself. I also learned how to navigate London and appreciate all that British culture had to offer. I also learned a lot about myself while abroad and have obtain an desire to travel and explore more. I miss Kingston and London more than I th... - Berea College View Entire Review
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I learned how to better deal with problems, how to better deal with people, and how to adjust to new conditions. It was definitely worthwhile; I recommend studying abroad to every student. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
It was the most worth wile experience I have had to this day. It absolutely changes your life in a way no one can understand without doing one themselves. - University of Utah View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worthwhile. I definitely hope to go back someday, and have been considering careers with the option to work abroad. England and the rest of the UK are an amazing place and you will definitely fall in love with the place, the people, and even the food. The program really helped to get me out of my com... - Washington State University - Pullman campus View Entire Review
I was able to make a few good friends during my stay--both with British students and with other international students. I felt that I was stretched and challenged academically, which I hope will lend itself to the rest of my studies at my home uni. Studying in England didn't really have a huge impact on my cultural awareness... - Texas Womans University View Entire Review
I learned that even similar cultures do mundane things extremely different than us. I learned how independent I am and can be when needed. I learned I love travelling and never want to be put in something that limits me from going abroad. I learned an incredible amount about myself and the world that simply can't be read but mus... - Doane College View Entire Review
Yes, it was SO worthwhile! I would have stayed there for my entire college experience if I could have! Through this experience I've become a more relaxed person (I was a very stressed perfectionist before), much more independent and confident, and I accept myself more. I think that the English are much more accepting of individu... - Kansas State University View Entire Review
Yes! - Minnesota State University, Moorhead View Entire Review
Not really. If I could do it all again, I would go to London. - Hofstra University View Entire Review

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Reading is a community rich with numerous music, art and cultural festivals, in addition to a thriving theatre scene. Situated on the River Thames, and only a 30-minute train ride from Central London, Reading provides a great blend of suburban living with easy access to the big city. A walk through town shows off Reading's unique blend of old and new, with picturesque streets lined with traditional red brick structures and modern commercial buildings. A quick jump on a train can have students venturing out into the surrounding English countryside for a pleasant stress free day.

Study Abroad students joining ISA for a term in Reading will attend the University of Reading. They will quickly discover that this English university is a great destination for international students who find themselves on a campus comprised of 300 acres of landscaped parkland; once a medieval manor estate. The campus provides an ideal setting for a modern university and a perfect environment for study abroad students to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions. The University of Reading provides students with a dynamic academic experience by allowing participants to enroll in classes taught by Reading faculty and that are filled with local British students.

Programs in Reading include:


  • Academic Year: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Discipline

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • Archeology
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Psychology
  • Systems Engineering
  • Legal Studies
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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