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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Early Fall
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Program Information:

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Location London, United Kingdom
Academic Term Early Fall
08/25/2019 - 09/18/2019
Estimated Program Fee $4,750
Credits 5
Prerequisites This course requires Accounting 301, but exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates. Priority given to students with GPAs of 3.0. There are no language requirements.
Program Directors Izzy Weber | elw4@uw.edu
Nedda Soleymani neddas@uw.edu
Program Manager Ruby Machado Shields | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2019
Information Sessions January 29th and February 4th, 12:30-1:20pm
Paccar Hall, Deloitte Commons
HIGHLIGHTS
General Students will take an upper division accounting requirement (ACCTG 321) while experiencing one of the world's great international business centers.
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
 

Program Description

This program is specifically designed for Accounting majors at the Foster School of Business. Students will take an upper division accounting requirement (ACCTG 321). This program is a great fit for students that thought they could not study abroad because of the rigorous and lock-step nature of the accounting program. It is also a great opportunity for accounting majors to experience one of the world's great international business centers! In addition to class sessions that will be highly interactive and case-based, students will also interact with London professionals at companies including visits to PwC London and EY London. There, the students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast the American tax structure with that of the UK. Company visits will enable students to ask questions about and explore international career paths in accounting. At PwC, we will meet with a tax manager from the Seattle office who is completing a two year rotation in London. The instructor worked in International Tax at PwC Seattle. Our program will be based in London for the duration of the program, so students can really get to know the city. Housing will be in the heart of London, and transportation passes (via double decker buses and the fabulous Tube!) are included in the program fee. Outside of class, students are encouraged to explore London!! The program will include cultural visits to Oxford and Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill), the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and of course, afternoon tea.
 

LOCATION

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Sites

London, United Kingdom

Housing

In London, students will be housed in a London School of Economics dorm (Rosebery Hall) in twin rooms. Breakfast is included in the room cost. These accommodations are conveniently located near the City of London financial district. They have easy access to bus and subway connections.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

This course requires Accounting 301, but exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates. Priority given to students with GPAs of 3.0. There are no language requirements. We will be taking public transportation and walking to most site visits. Applicants should be game for walking up to one mile at a time.

Credits

5 UW Quarter Credits

Courses

ACCTG 321: Accounting 321: Tax Effects of Business Decisions (5 credits)

Accounting 321 examines tax implications of business decisions. The course emphasizes determining after-tax profit or loss from business and investment transactions, which can be quite complex. Accounting 321 provides the tools to identify potential tax problems and exercise leadership in presenting those problems to tax experts. In an international setting, we will discuss the differences between US tax law and tax laws in the UK. Given different incentives, in which country might a business prefer to operate?

Learning goals include:
The learning goals of this course are: 1) to teach the foundations of tax law 2) to enhance the students' understanding of how international cultural differences have resulted in differential tax laws across countries 3) to expand the students' professional career opportunities with respect to international companies and U.S. multinational companies with international subsidiaries. Students will be assessed through a combination of exams, discussions, and group projects.

 



 

 


 

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Izzy Weber
Lecturer, Accounting

Izzy Weber is a Lecturer in the Accounting department at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, where she also serves as the faculty director of the UW’s Masters in Tax program. In 2018, Izzy received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Izzy has led previous exploration seminars in Morocco, Rome, and London and is excited to travel internationally with Foster students again.
elw4@uw.edu

Nedda Soleymani
Program Manager, Global Business Center

Nedda Soleymani is a Program Manager for Undergraduate Global Programs in the Global Business Center. She manages Case Competitions, on campus and internationally, and assists with Study Abroad management and advising. Nedda is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Economy and has a strong interest in international trade and European business. She is excited to lead yet another wonderful program to London with Izzy Weber!
neddas@uw.edu

 

 

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,750

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • $325 Foster Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $600-1200 *Subject to when & where you buy your ticket)
  • Food (about $50-75)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 11, 2019

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW Study Abroad administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Below are some ways to find additional support.

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a withdrawal application to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.