This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study in a foreign country and relish in the culture of a new land. If you want to see the world or boost your education base, studying abroad is without question one of the most beneficial experiences a University student can have.
Benefits to studying abroad:
1. Develop employability skills
2. Experience different educational styles
3. Cultural perspectives
4. Linguistic development
5. See the world
6. Once in a lifetime experience
'Research indicates that 64% of employers consider an international experience important for recruitment and report that graduates with an international background are given greater responsibility more frequently.' - European Commission, The Erasmus Impact Study (2014)
Who can take part?
Students on our BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics and Statistics, BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking, BSc Mathematics and Economics and MMath Mathematics courses have the option to spend a full year abroad at a University of Reading partner institution.
You can participate in one of an increasing number of University exchange agreements with internationally renowned Universities in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, USA, and Japan.
Megan's Study Abroad Experience
Megan Chapman, BSc Mathematics and Psychology student, took the chance during her final year to spend a term studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Speaking on what it's like to study abroad Megan comments;
“It was very interesting studying in a different country, particularly adjusting to different styles of teaching and the support provided. The Maths Hub in the La Trobe library was very helpful for assignments, revision and general help with my maths modules so I spent a lot of time there working with lecturers and other students. My tutorial leader was particularly useful for my module Algebra, Linear Codes and Automata as we would regularly meet and go through any areas I didn't understand.”
"So many opportunities"
For Megan, studying abroad helped her make some lifelong memories;
"It's definitely scary starting in a new country but once I made friends with people in my halls, I had an amazing time and now have friends from all over the world. I loved living in Melbourne because it is such an interesting, eclectic and artsy city.
After completing the term I was able to visit some incredible places including New Zealand, Uluru and the East and West Coasts of Australia. My absolute highlight was skydiving at Byron Bay and snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef!
Studying abroad provided me with so many opportunities and experiences; I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about doing it."