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        Accounting, Education & Academics

        SOA Summer 2024 Study Abroad Program

        September 19, 2023 By Lillie Patton

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        This summer, travel to Madrid, Spain and Rome, Italy and take up to five accounting core and business elective classes taught by Auburn School of Accountancy faculty. Both capitals are popular European destinations with vibrant cultures, great food, and a variety of entertainment options. Complete some accounting degree requirements and obtain a unique international experience that will differentiate you from your peers, strengthen your resume, and enhance future professional opportunities.

        During the first half of the summer, you will spend five weeks abroad 
        taking two classes, enjoying unique and entertaining cultural and 
        educational experiences (prior programs have included tours of the 
        Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel and Spanish cooking classes, 
        among others) and interacting with international business professionals. 
        You will also have ample time to explore Rome and Madrid. During the 
        second half of the summer, you will have the option to take additional 
        courses online. This will allow you to complete the required coursework 
        while also maximizing your flexibility if you choose to stay in Europe to 
        visit other exciting destinations or return home to spend the summer with 
        family and friends.

        This program is designed specifically for accounting majors. Accounting minors and other business majors considered if sufficient space is available.

        2024 Program Schedule***

        • Rome: May 16 - May 30
        • Summer Break: May 31  - June 7
        • Madrid: June 8 - June 22
        • Online/Asynchronous:June 25 - August 2
          ***Program details and dates are tentative and subject to change.

        Course Offerings:

        You can take up to 15 credit hours.

        • BUSI 3250 – International Business*
        • ACCT 5620 – International Accounting* (Prereq: ACCT 5110)
        •  ACCT 5150 – Current Issues in Accounting (Prereq: ACCT 5110)
        • ACCT 5520 – Accounting Analytics (Prereq: ACCT 5110, CTCT 3250)
        • ACCT 5700 – Advanced Business Law (Prereq: ACCT 2700)

         See Program Director for full course dates and format. Minimum overall GPA is 2.25.
        **courses required for program participation

        Passports, etc.:

        You must have a valid passport by February 28, 2024, good for at least one year after you return to the U.S. at the end of the study abroad program (June 26, 2025). Therefore, to meet this deadline, if you need a new passport, you should apply no later than December 15, 2023.

        There is no longer a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for participation in this program.

        Living Arrangements:

        You and your roommate(s) will stay in a 3-star or higher hotel or apartment with basic amenities and easy access to bus and/or metro lines. Seven dinners and Internet access are included in the program fees. You are "on your own" for other meals, and there will be plenty of grocery store and restaurant options. Specific housing details will be provided prior to departure from the U.S.

        Information Sessions:

        Monday, September 25 4:30 p.m (Lowder 10)
        Monday, October 23 4:30  p.m (Lowder 10)
        Monday, November 27 4:30 p.m  (Lowder 10)

        Contact Information:

        If you would like more information about the program or have any questions, reach out to Dr. James H. Long, Program Director.

        • Email:
        • Phone: (334) 844-6214
        • Office: Lower 351