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 Welcome to the Centre for Global Competency (CGC) at the University of Central Oklahoma!
The CGC was born out of UCO's mission of transformative learning and is a joint venture between the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs. We are committed to providing a range of education abroad programs such as international internships, short-term faculty-led courses, and over 50 semester programs abroad in more than 25 countries in various parts of the world. Through exchange agreements between UCO and our partner international institutions, you can remain enrolled as a UCO student while attending classes abroad. You may earn credits equivalent to a full-time course load, which can be applied as elective credits, university core requirements, foreign language requirements, or major/minor course requirements with departmental approval allowing you to make academic progress toward your degree while abroad.

In addition, the CGC provides the necessary guidance throughout your education abroad experience, including the process of obtaining the appropriate study visa, booking housing accommodations, ensuring the transferability of courses, applying for scholarships, and most importantly helping you navigate a meaningful study abroad experience. Our focus is on helping you develop greater intercultural competence by engaging in study abroad with curiosity, resilience, and reflection.

Please note that the study abroad applications for Spring 2018 are now open and students must submit their materials by October 20. Programs are available in Spain, France, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, and many other destinations.

Click here or on "Study Abroad Programs" in the menu on the left to search available options; use the “Apply Now” button on the program page to begin the study abroad application.
Students should schedule a meeting with their academic advisor to obtain an updated Degree Check and attend one of the Study Abroad Information Sessions for Spring 2018 located in the Centre for Global Competency (NUC 137, Conference Room):
Thursday, October 5                         4:00-5:00 PM
Friday, October 6                              2:00-3:00 PM or 3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 11                   4:00-5:00 PM
Thursday, October 12                       4:00-5:00 PM
Monday, October 16                         3:00-4:00 PM or 4:00-5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18                   4:00-5:00 PM