Accounting majors who wish to study overseas should begin the advising process as early as possible in order to determine the proper sequencing of courses to ensure they can include a summer or semester abroad into their plans. It should be noted that first-year VSB students cannot study abroad (with the exception of the Global Citizens Program), and students must meet prerequisite requirements for their overseas institution.
Tell your academic advisor that you are interested in study abroad at each registration appointment. Together, identify the best terms to go abroad, based on the courses in your four-year-plan. Some things to consider for ACC majors:
- You cannot take ACC courses abroad
- To maximize credits, ACC majors should look to save some of the following courses for their time abroad: ECO 3108, HUM EL, SOCNATSCI, BEHASCI, and THL EL
- ACC students who are completing the 150 credit-hour CPA certification have slightly more flexibility for study abroad. These students should consider programs where they are able to complete 18 credits while abroad.
Search the OEA Course Approval History database to select from more than 3,000 study abroad courses that have already been pre-approved for liberal education requirements and a growing list of technical courses.
The Course Approval History database is not all-inclusive and students can work with an OEA advisor to submit additional courses for review.
Don't forget - VSB has a list of policies and limitations specifically focused on study abroad. Make sure you're aware of these as you plan your overseas experience.