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  • Locations: Anaheim, United States; Armonk, United States; Fairfield, United States; Greenwich, United States; Los Angeles, United States; New York, United States; Purchase, United States; Washington, United States
  • Program Terms: GI - Winter, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience



Program Details:
Academic Coordinator: Peta Stevenson-Clarke
Availability: 16 places

Pre-travel academic class dates: 11 April, 29 May 2018
Travel component: 20 June - 6 July 2018
Post-travel academic class dates: N/A
Final assessment submission: 14th August 2018
Availability: maximum 16 places
( Please login to Gmail with your RMIT email account to access this brochure).

Destinations: Los Angeles CA, Greenwich CT, New York NY, Washington DC
Industry visits: Walt Disney Studios; CBS Studio City; University of Southern California; General Electric; PepsiCo; Mastercard Global HQ; IBM Corporate HQ; Securities and Exchange Commission; Embassy of Australia/Austrade.

This is an experiential education program that will develop students’ understanding of the role of accounting in organisations and society. By being engaged with international organisations, students are expected to develop a far-reaching appreciation of the issues faced by global corporations and regulatory bodies with respect to a range of contemporary issues in accounting, finance and performance management which will help prepare them for future careers within the international business community. Additionally, students will gain through the development of interpersonal skills and self-confidence in presenting to, and speaking with, international hosts, which will help ensure they are “work-ready”, within the context of a globalised work environment, upon completion of their programs.

  • Mon 12 March, 17:30 Room 80.04.22
  • Thu  15 March , 10:30 Room 80.09.08
  • Mon 19 March, 16:30 Room 80.04.21 
  • Tue 20 March, 11:30 Room 80.10.13
  • Tue 27 March, 12:30 Room 80.04.21

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is AU$7960 not including RMIT tuition. ($8251 for non-Australian passport holders)
  • Successful students will be required to make a $750 deposit to the travel agent to secure their place on the study tour.
  • Students do not need to make any arrangements, payment covers the below costs and is arranged as a group booking.
This cost estimate includes the following:
  • ET & FS Tax
  • Flights & Land Travel
  • Site Visits
  • Accommodation (twin share basis in 4 star hotels, breakfast included)
  • Sightseeing & meals (Welcome dinner, full-day transfer and admission to Disneyland, transfer and admission to NYC Spy Museum)
  • Tipping at hotels and arrival porterage

Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Tuition Fees: RMIT tuition fees for a 12 credit point course.
  • Host Country Visa (Students travelling on an Australian passport do not require a visa to visit the US, but must apply on-line for a visa waiver.
    Students with non-Australian passports may require a US visa. (Travel agent will provide assistance in obtaining a visa if necessary.)
  • Shopping, spending money (see
  • Additional travel insurance:
    • Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances, please see here.
  • Have previously completed at least one Accounting course
  • Completion of ACCT1110 Financial Reporting & Regulations or ACCT1048 Financial Accountability & Reporting highly desirable
  • Be currently enrolled in an RMIT program
  • International students must NOT be in the last semester of studies before the Global Intensive (Sem 1 2018)
  • Have completed or achieved the equivalent of at least 1 semester of academic study at RMIT at the time of application deadline. (36cp FT/12cp  PT). This criterion does not apply to postgraduate students
  • Have one general elective available in your program plan
  • If not a College of Business student, have written approval to participate from your home College to ensure the electives will fit into your program. Please use this template
Note: Your previous Academic Progress may affect your eligibility for the study tour course.
- Not be at Second Stage At Risk - if you are at Second Stage At Risk, you will not be eligible for this year’s global intensive course and it is recommended that you apply again after your academic progress improves.

Academic Credit:
  • If successful in your application, you will enrol online in one of the following 12 credit point courses and be required to attend classes before the travel component:
    • ACCT2190 (Pgrad) Global Accounting Practices
    • ACCT2191 (Ugrad) Global Accounting Practices
  • Assessments may include:
    • Written Work
    • Oral Presentations
    • Reflective Journal
    • Active Participation
Cancellation Fees:
  • This program will have a unique "Last Day to Add" and "Census" dates. These dates will be communicated to you on offer.
  • If you withdraw after the Census date, you will still be liable for tuition fees, as per standard enrolment policy.
  • You will forfeit your deposit if you withdraw after paying your deposit to the travel agent.
Application and Selection process

Step 1:Register via Mobi by clicking on 'Apply Now' below
Select the 'Winter 2018' term
You do not need to fill in the questionnaires at this stage.

The exception is if you are not a College of Business student.  You must have written approval to participate from your home College to ensure the electives will fit into your program. Please use this template and upload it to your Mobi application.

Step 2:Once your application has been submitted, we will get in touch within a week of your application to confirm the next steps!

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip, such as OS_HELP. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.

Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.