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    Broaden your knowledge and perspective by studying abroad

Study abroad and learn a language

Studying abroad and learning a foreign language are both great ways for you to broaden your horizons and immerse yourself in a different culture.

The Department of Economics has a dedicated Study Abroad Coordinator (Dr. Sophie Clot) and is engaged with a number of partner institutions across the world.

You could have the opportunity to study at a partner university based in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan or the USA.

Rebecca's study abroad experience

Rebecca Pollitt studied at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey during her BSc Economics degree course.

“As a result of my time at Rutgers, I feel I have a much broader understanding of current economic issues. I can't stress enough just how much I enjoyed my time spent in America and I would recommend the experience to every student.”

Learn a language alongside your degree

Get more out of your time at the University of Reading by learning a language through our Institution-Wide Language programme.

If you choose one of our single-honours courses, you'll be able to study one of 10 languages from beginner's to advanced level as part of your degree.

Languages you can learn:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • modern Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Visit China at NUIST

The University of Reading has a long-established relationship with the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST). The two institutions have now established a joint Academy, after receiving formal approval from the Ministry of Education of China. As a result, you may have the opportunity to visit Nanjing as part of your studies with us.

“The collaboration between the University of Reading and NUIST provides us students with greater intellectual diversity alongside a cultural exchange that enables us a broader and deeper perspective of the world. The exchange of ideas and culture not only enhances our ability to understand different approaches to academia and life, but it also breaks down any barriers that may have previously limited such exchange. It has been an incredible experience of great academic significance, high cultural enrichment, and unique personal development. ”

Freddy Farias-Arias

BA Politics and Economics Graduate

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