BECOME A GLOBALLY-MINDED ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCE EUROPEAN CULTURE
You will gain a new perspective of international accounting as you learn about challenges and opportunities facing global companies and organizations in a variety of industries, including banking, automotive, and standard setting. You will experience the rich diversity of European cultures as you travel through seven countries. In Poland, you will participate in “International Week” at the University of Economics in Katowice. This will be an opportunity to collaborate with local university students in classes led by professors from around the world.
BUSINESS VISITS (tentative)
You will expand your business acumen by visiting international companies and organizations such as Disney, MiniCooper (owned by BMW), Cargill, DHL, Mercer, Criteo, dōTERRA, GPS Capital, Bank of England, the International Accounting Standards Board, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the European Commission, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
CULTURAL VISITS (tentative)
In Rome, Italy, we will visit the historic Colosseum, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, and the Rome Temple. In Paris, France, we will visit the astonishingly opulent Palace of Versailles, see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, and visit the Paris Temple. In Katowice, Poland, we will visit the sobering Auschwitz concentration camp. In Cologne, Germany, we will explore one of the oldest cities in Germany and visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. We will walk the cobblestone streets of the Old City of Luxembourg, founded in the year AD 963. We will enjoy the Old Market and canals of Bruges, Belgium, and visit the Grand Place in Brussels. In England, we will stroll down medieval streets of Oxford University and visit the secret war-time tunnels in the cliffs of Dover Castle, where the allied forces planned the Dunkirk rescue in 1940. We will visit historic sites and museums in London and attend popular shows such as Wicked and Les Miserables in London’s famed theatre district. You will have abundant free time to explore each city we visit so long as you are accompanied by another program participant.
CITIES WHERE WE WILL STAY (subject to adjustment)
Rome, Italy; Paris, France; Katowice, Poland; Cologne, Germany; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Brussels, Belgium; and London, England.