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Taking the CPA exam internationally

Hey all,

I am currently a U.S citizen and resident and wish to be abroad for the next 18 months for personal reasons.  During this time I'd like to study full-time for the exam, but the FAQ page on the NASBA site is wicked confusing (  One paragraph talks about how you won't be accepted to sit for the exam internationally if you have a short-term transit or tourist visa.  Has anybody had any experience with this before?  

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