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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.

Applications for Summer or Fall 2018 exchange programs will open in late January and students must submit their UCO application materials by March 1. 

Click here or on Study Abroad Programs in the menu on the left to search available semester options. Students who wish to travel with UCO faculty on short-term spring break, August intersession or summer opportunities abroad can select Study Tours in the menu for more details. Information about need-based travel awards available through the CGC will be posted soon.
Students must schedule a meeting with their academic advisor to obtain an updated Degree Check before scheduling an appointment with the study abroad advisor. General information sessions will be offered in January and February; dates and times will be posted on this page.