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        Applications Accepted for Summer Program in Europe

        April 21, 2014

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        Harbert students and faculty on a trip abroad
        Students have the opportunity to visit and study in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Germany next summer.

        Why study overseas? Read what a number of Harbert College’s Central and Eastern European Studies Program (CEESP) alums have to say about annual trips to Budapest, Berlin, Prague, and this year, Poland.

        “It gives you the chance to get out of the classroom and see the world we hear about each and every day,” said Justin Pitts, a 2013 finance graduate who teaches within the UNO Charter School Network. “It's also beneficial to meet other individuals in the College of Business outside of your regular friend group or major. After a week of class you've found some of the most amazing friends you'll ever have.”

        “It offers you a unique chance to be cultured by meeting people from all over the world as well as insight to how Europe does business,” said Clint Jarvis, a 2012 business administration graduate, founder of in Alpharetta, Ga., and former president of the Auburn Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club. “I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.”

        “I learned more going on several company visits during the trip than I did in any class I have had at Auburn,” said Kristen Lawrence, a 2012 Masters of Accountancy graduate who is now an associate CPA with Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West, LLP, in Birmingham. “… I have been asked about this unique experience over and over again in my interviews — more than anything else on my résumé.”

        But don’t just take their words for it. Chris Shook, Head of Harbert College’s Department of Management and Russell Professor, organizes the annual trip and encourages students of all majors to participate.

        “It’s a chance for them to see the world is bigger than the U.S.,” Shook said. “Not everyone in the world does business like we do.”

        Students interested in next summer’s CEESP are in luck. The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business will take registered business students to Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Wroclaw, Poland, May 15–June 7, 2014, where they will study the concepts of management, and visit a number of European-based international corporations.

        The group will spend a week (May 7–13, 2014) at Harbert College for classroom learning, which will include business simulation and lectures focused on various business concepts.

        The program focuses on the course "Management 4800." Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites for that course can still take Management 3100 or Management 4100. This year’s program will offer Management 3800 for non-business majors.

        Cost for the program is $5,750 with an additional Auburn University Study Abroad fee of $598, which covers tuition, lodging, breakfast, field trips and transportation within the European nations.

        Enrollment is limited to 30 participants and applications will be accepted through either March 1, 2014, or when capacity is full. Applications received after Dec. 1 will be subject to a $250 late fee.

        For further information about this program, contact Chris Shook, CEESP Program Director, at 844-6516, or, or Ty McCormack, CEESP Program Assistant, at