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Passport 2014: Russia

Passport sealWith UCO's "Passport to..." program, there are no bags to pack, no items to declare - all you need a sense of adventure and an open mind! Passport UCO is your ticket to experience the culture and excitement of another country right in your own backyard!

Initiated in 2004, the Passport UCO program selects a country or region to celebrate during the fall semester. Our mission is to inspire unity and understanding in the global community, while providing educational and entertaining events for our students and surrounding community. Excitement of another country right in your own backyard!

Colleges, departments, and student organizations work together to organize events that allow the University of Central Oklahoma community to discover cultures around the globe.

Activities include concerts, plays, readings, films, special classes, guest lectures, and of course food.

Find out more about Passport 2014.

Bronchos Around the World

Students take in the enormity and horror of the Holocaust as they listen to their tour guide at the Birkenau concentration camp. During the Polish Landscapes of Remembrance study tour, students visited Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Each year, professors in the College of Liberal Arts organize a variety of study tours to locations throughout the world. These credit-bearing courses provide 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.

Students in the UCO Germany Study Tour pause for a photo on their way to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein in the Bavarian Alps. From left are Angelica Martin, Elaine Bartgis, Nick McKinzie, Kyle Springman, Lindsey Chadwell and Katy Davis. The group spent 16 days in May visiting Munich, Berlin and other locations with UCO professors Mary Brodnax, Rudi Nollert and Michael Springer.Tours offered in 2014 included Munich and Berlin; A Cultural Study Tour of England; Madrid and Barcelona Travel Writing; Paris: Moveable Feast; Polish Landscapes of Remembrance; Layers of Rome, Cultures of Andalucia, Spain; and the London/Dublin Study Tour.

The Layers of Rome study tour returned to the U.S. Sunday evening after spending 14 days in Rome, Pompeii and Florence. From left are Sable Furrh, Cindy Kiser, Beth Ussery, Megan Malone, Taylor Young, Tori Mandrell, John Stafford and Margaret Musgrove, Ph.D., associate professor of Humanities and Philosophy. They are in Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius in the background.