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Eagles on Pennsylvania Avenue

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This program accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis and may be full prior to the advertised deadline.

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About the Program:
Washington D.C. is home to the bodies that create tax law, enforce tax law, and regulate the stock exchange, as well as many other financial services. Students who travel to Washington D.C. will gain first-hand and comparative perspectives on the challenges faced by creating, regulating, and complying with tax law at the federal level.

Courses Titles and Credits:
Students have the opportunity to earn course credit and must be enrolled in 3 credit hours to participate in this program. Students may choose from either of the following:
Undergraduates: ACCT 4030 – Eagles on Penn Ave
Graduates: ACCT 7131 – Eagles on Penn Ave

Undergraduate students should have a declared major in Accounting, junior or senior status, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and no active disciplinary record with the institution at the time of application.

Graduate students must be regularly admitted to the MAcc program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application, and no active disciplinary record with the institution at the time of application.

All students must be fully admitted to the institution and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

*Please Note:*
Due to visitation restrictions, this program is only open to U.S. citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents.
Due to external policies regarding vaccination, all participants on this program will need to be prepared to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination schedule when requested by a 3rd party to fully participate in all scheduled activities for this program. An inability to enter any establishment or meet 3rd party requirements regarding vaccination is a risk carried by the student alone, and the program will not make alternate financial, travel, or academic arrangements on their behalf.

Dates of Program:
Travel: June 11 – June 17, 2023
Students will enroll for credit in the Summer 2023 A term and will be required to attend pre-departure course meetings in the Spring 2023 term.

Students should plan to arrive in Washington, D.C. on June 11. They should plan to depart from Washington, D.C. on June 17.

Program Cost:
Includes: All regional and local transportation; lodging at a centrally-located hotel for the duration of the program; breakfast everyday; welcome and farewell dinners; tour and entrance expenses; local metro pass; guest lectures; Parker College polo shirt.

Additional Costs: Tuition & fees for 3 credit hours of course enrollment, travel expenses to/from Washington, D.C. and additional meals/personal expenses not included in the program cost.

Application and Payment Schedule:
Program Application and $500.00 deposit payment: Due March 15, 2023
Remaining Balance Payment of $933.00: Due April 15, 2023

Space availability is first-come, first-served. A completed application (including deposit) must be submitted prior to being formally accepted to the program. The program may fill prior to the advertised application deadline.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all payments are non-refundable.


Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Stephanie Hairston, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting/MAcc Coordinator (
Gloria Stuart, Senior Lecturer of Accounting (
Danielle L. Smith, Director of Experiential Learning (

Last updated: 10/27/2022