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Study Tours

A study tour is a credit-bearing course in which the majority of the academic work is accomplished through group study and travel outside the UCO campus. It provides a group of students with an applied, supervised experience at an off campus location, whether foreign or domestic, for a minimum of two or more overnights, and enhances the student's classroom knowledge of an academic discipline(s) through first hand exposure. Once on site, travel during the study tour is an integral part of the learning process.

Study Tour Posting Request (for faculty members only): If your Study Tour has been approved by Academic Affairs, you can request to the Centre for Global Competency to post the study tour on this website. Please click here to submit the "Study Tour Posting Request"

Paris: Culture and Commerce
Credit hours: 3
Professor in charge: Dr. Saba Bahouth
Contact information:, 405-974-2819
Dates: Twice a year / Spring Break and August. Check website below for exact dates.
Cost: $3,495, in three payments
Destination: Paris and the surrounding region
Comments: This Study Tour course is offered twice a year, during the Spring Break and in early August.
Website: Culture and Commerce

An Italian Experience: Culture, education and leadership
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in charge: Lori Risley
Contact information: / (405) 974-5533
Dates: March 10th, 2017 / March 19th, 2017
Cost: $3,100
Destination: Italy - Venice & Padua
Comments: This course provides students with the rare opportunity to experience a non-English speaking culture while practicing leadership skills; to experience being the other and determine how to meet objectives as a group when the leader speaks a different language other than the main population. Using Padua and Venice as our laboratories, students have the opportunity to observe and practice leadership in unfamiliar environments and to compare and contrast the outcomes. Additionally, this course offers students the opportunity to engage with students at University of Padua (the 2nd oldest university in Italy and a leader in Education) and interact with leading international organizations based in the Venice region. This course offers students a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of working with cultures other than their own while encouraging them to become global citizens. This is a STLR tagged course.
Website: Click here

British Isles Study Tour
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Dr. Timothy Petete
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5849
Dates: May 23rd, 2017 / June 4th, 2017
Cost: $3,900.00
Destination: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland.
Comments: The British Isles Study Tour focuses on selected literary, cultural, and historical contributions. By visiting a multitude of countries and venues, the course will provide students opportunities to learn, to experience, and to assess the arts and humanities of the British Isles.

London and Paris Study Tour 
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Dr. Thomas Hancock 
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5450
Dates: May 16th, 2017 / May 27th, 2017
Cost: $3,500.00
Destination: London and Paris 
Comments: The study tour will be 5 days in London and 5 days in Paris. Priority applications due November 18; contact Dr. Hancock ( or Dr. Vincent ( for more information.
Website: Click here

Making Modern Germany: Vienna-Prague-Berlin
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Dr. Rudi Nollert
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5845
Dates: June 3, 2017 -  June 18th, 2017
Comments: We will connect modern art, lifestyle and city life with the changes that created modern German-speaking Europe.

Layers of Rome
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Dr. Margaret Musgrove
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5852
Dates: May 22nd, 2017 - June 6th, 2017
Cost: $2,995
Destination: Rome, Italy
Comments: Optional side trips to Florence and Pompeii. Credit in Humanities or History (undergrad or grad level). You may also contact Dr. Sarah Kyle (, in the Dept. of Humanities & Philosophy.

Andalucia, Spain
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Dr. Diana Pardo
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5853
Dates: May 23, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Cost: $3,200.00
Destination: Andalucia, Spain
Comments: We will witness the unique blend of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian cultures that still resonates in southern Spain (Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla).

Polish Landscapes of Remembrance
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Heidi Vaughn
Contact Information: / (405) 974-5789
Dates: May 22, 2017 - June 5, 2017
Cost: $3,272.00
Destination: Poland
Comments: This tour will explore Poland's diverse physical and cultural geography, and immerse students in Poland's unique history and culture through visits to museums, historic sites, and specialty venues. We will visit four cities, Krakow, Warsaw, Torun, and Gdansk as we travel the country from the south to the Baltic Sea in the north. Important historical sites such as Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Wieliczka salt mines, Westerplatte, Oscar Schindler's factory, and many culturally rich museums and specialty venues will make the tour an unforgettable experience.

Credit Hours: 3
Professor in charge: Dr. Marty Ludlum
Contact information: (405) 974-5341 /
Dates: May 15th, 2017 / May 28th, 2017
Cost: $3,895.00
Destination: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland.
Comments: Join a study tour with a 20 year track record of success. See London, Dublin and Belfast! Gain 3 or 6 hours of credit in Finance, Real Estate, Legal Studies, or History. See Dr. Randy Ice in Finance, Dr. David Chapman in Real Estate or Dr. Marty Ludlum in Legal Studies.

Argentina: A land of diverse science and captivating culture
Credit Hours: 3
Professor in Charge: Maria-Teresa Moinette
Contact Information: (405) 974-5850 /
Dates: August 6, 2017 / August 20, 2017
Cost: $3,300.00
Destination: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Colonia, Uruguay
Comments: Students can earn biology or Spanish credits.