Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 10/07/2019 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 02/24/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: University of Reading (FICE: 900135) Type of Instruction: Lecture, Tutorial
Classes With: Local Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Animal and Dairy Science, Animal Nutrition, Animal Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Biological Science, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Culture, Classical Languages, Classical Languages (formerly Latin), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Consumer Economics, Consumer Foods, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Resource Science, Film Studies, Food Industry Marketing and Administration, Food Science, Foods and Nutrition, General Business, Geography, Geology, International Affairs, International Business, International Policy, Language and Literacy Education, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, Political Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Psychology, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, University of Reading

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. We are a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. The University was established in 1892, received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education. We deliver a world-class student experience, research-led teaching and our graduate employability record is excellent. The numbers of our students going on to higher level study is well above the national average.

Program Location

readingCampus life at the University of Reading has much to offer our 17,500 students. Contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafés and bars are centrally located on one of the most attractive university campuses in the UK.
All this is just a short walk or ride from the centre of Reading with its lively mix of culture, nightlife, shops and eating-places. For those preferring country pursuits, the Chiltern Hills and the River Thames are close by. Excellent transport links put Oxford, London and Heathrow within easy reach. 

Accommodation for Study Abroad Students 2017-18
Study Abroad Incoming Brochure 2017-18

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Course Offerings:
Reading Modules (Subjects) Open to Exchange Students

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing

Program Itinerary

Study Periods  Dates  
 Option 1  Study Block 1 Sunday 20 September - Friday 11 December 2015  
 Option 2  Study Block 2 Thursday 07 January (provisional) - Friday 10 June 2016  
 Option 3  Full Academic year
(Study Blocks 1 & 2)
Sunday 20 September - Friday 10 June 2016  


 University of Reading Accommodations

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4 5
Accessibility and quality of health care:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Taylor Marie McWhorter, Spring 2017 Participant
The study abroad club/ERASMUS provided great day trips for very cheap prices. I was able to tour Stonehenge, Cambridge, Bourton on the Water, and more.

Taylor Marie McWhorter, Spring 2017 Participant
Groceries were much cheaper in Reading than Athens, GA. There was the option to have groceries delivered right to your dorm building for only 1 GBP. I chose to take a weekly trip to ASDA (their nicer version of Walmart). I took my reusable bag, rode the bus, and carried them from the bus stop to my dorm. I always went with my friends and it was a fun excuse to get out on a Sunday.

Taylor Marie McWhorter, Spring 2017 Participant
I struggled with the UK class system. Each class I was enrolled in only met once a week for two hours. Therefore, most of the learning was supposed to take place outside of the classroom on your own. Each class only required one assignment and one final exam at the end. That put a lot of pressure to do well on each of those assignments. I felt as if I put more emphasis on making a good grade on the assignment and exam rather than learning the material.