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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Housing:
Lodgings
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Full
College: Walker College of Business Credits: 3 credits
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
SpainART

Program Description

The Global Context of Accounting – International Business in Asia-Pacific.  We will travel to Sydney, Australia – a vibrant business hub in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region – to learn more about international business, globalization, and international trade.  We will examine the importance of understanding key political-legal, social-economic, and technological factors and issues in the global environment.  We will also learn about the opportunities and cultural and ethical challenges of both Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) within the region and the issues of creating and sustaining competitive advantage within the Asia-Pacific Region.  Students will tour leading businesses and hear from leading business professionals in a variety of business sectors.

Prior to leaving for Sydney, we will meet to discuss the basic issues of international accounting, and areas in which businesses in Australia and the U.S. may be expected to differ.  During our visit to Sydney, there will be opportunities to discuss what we are learning, think about the accounting implications, and speak with representatives from Ernst & Young's Sydney office.

A cultural excursion to a wildlife park is included in the program fee and will provide a discussion of tourist businesses, Aboriginal culture, and close encounters with iconic Australian wildlife.  Other optional excursions are in development (details TBA) for free time during weekends and evenings.                                                                                                                                                                                

Courses

BUS 4045 - Global Context of Accounting - 3 credits
MBA 5020 - Global Context of Accounting - 3 credits
 

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Paid to Appalachian State
  3 credits
App Tuition & Fees1 Student Accounts
Program Cost2 $4,937.08
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.


Estimated Additional Costs
  Summer
Additional Meals $300-400
Personal Expenses1 $200-300
Visa2 $12
Passport $150
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel, and entertainment, etc. 
2Visa cost for non-US citizens may vary. 

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. 
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet.

Payment Schedule
  Amount Deadline
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,545.70 01/15/20
2nd Payment $1,545.70 02/15/20
Final Payment $1,545.70 03/15/20

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 5/8/20 (departure from US) to 5/24/20 (arrival in the US).

Pre-Program Meetings

There will be five (5) meetings in April and early May.

Post Program Meetings

There will be 1 post program meeting TBD.  

 

Program Leaders

Dr. Kimberly Zahller
Accounting
zahllerka@appstate.edu
Biography
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
      • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
      • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order.
    • Pay through the Touchnet online payment system.  If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges.  Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is February 6, 2020 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.