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        Accounting, Education & Academics

        SOA Summer 2023 Study Abroad Program

        September 27, 2022 By Huy Vu

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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 (four weeks of class, one week of summer break). You will take two classes and have time to explore Madrid and Rome. 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 giving you time to explore these fascinating European cities and travel to other destinations.

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

        2023 Program Dates***

        • May 18: Arrive Madrid
        • May 22: Classes Begin
        • June 2: Summer Break Ends
        • June 10: Break Ends / Arrive Rome
        • June 24: Abroad Program Ends
        • June 27: Online Classes Begin
        • August 4: Online Program Ends
          ***Program details and dates are tentative and subject to change.

        Course Offerings:

        You can take up to 15 credit hours.

        • ACCT 5150 - Current Issues in Accounting
        • ACCT 5520 - Accounting Analytics
        • ACCT 5620 - International Accounting**
        • ACCT 5700 - Advanced Business Law
        • BUSI 3250 - International Business**

        Additional courses may be available depending on staffing and demand.

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

        Incredible Value:

        The estimated cost of attendance for 15 Auburn credit hours in Summer 2023 is:

        • $17,180 (In-State)
        • $27,572 (Out-of-State)

        This program provides up to 15 credit hours and gives students a chance to study abroad. It is a fantastic value ranging from a total cost of $15,995 (early bird) to $17,955 (normal price plus optional transfer package).

        Fees ($12,000 - $13,000):

        The $12,000 early bird or $13,000 normal program fee covers up to 15 Auburn credit hours, housing in each of the study abroad locations (excluding summer break), weekly dinners (including welcome and farewell dinners), a European cell phone, public transportation passes for the duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, and day tours of program locations. Specific tour/event details will be provided before departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        For students who do not wish to travel on their own during summer break, we have a package that includes lodging in Madrid/Rome and transfer from the Rome airport to the accommodations in Rome for an additional fee of $1,000 (airfare NOT included).

        Additional Costs ($3,995):

        Estimated additional costs (not included in program fees) include:

        • Airfare to Madrid, Spain
        • Airfare to and from Rome, Italy
        • Most meals
        • Passport and visa (if necessary)
        • Optional travel/tours on your own
        • CISI International Emergency Travel Insurance ($78)
        • Trip cancellation insurance
        • Auburn Abroad Fee ($729)
        • HCOB Fees ($180)

        Passports & Vaccines:

        You must have a valid passport by February 28, 2023, 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, 2022.

        Our logistics provider also requires that program participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. No exceptions.

        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.

        Important Dates:

        October 15, 2022

        Application review period begins

        October 25, 2022

        Interest meeting (Lowder 110 from 5-6 pm)

        November 30, 2022 Early bird application deadline ($12,000 program fee)
        December 15, 2022 Apply for passport (if necessary)
        January 12, 2023 Final application deadline ($13,000 program fee)

        February 7, 2023 (e-bill posts)

        February 28, 2023 (e-bill due)

        First payment for 1/2 of program fees ($6,000 [early bird] or $6,500 [normal price])

        March 7, 2023 (e-bill posts)

        March 28, 2023 (e-bill due)

        Payment for remaining program fees ($6,000/$6,500), insurance ($78), and optional summer break package ($1,000)
        Spring 2023 (e-bill posts) (e-bill due) Auburn Study Abroad Fee ($729) and HCOB Fees ($180)
        May 18, 2023 Arrive Madrid
        May 22, 2023 Classes Begin
        June 2-9, 2023 Summer Break
        June 10, 2023 Arrive Rome
        June 12, 2023 Classes Begin
        June 24, 2023 Abroad Program Ends
        June 27, 2023 Online Classes Begin
        August 4, 2023 Program Ends


        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

        Reserve your spot today!