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UCO offers two types of study abroad opportunities:

Exchange Partner Programs

UCO Study Tours

We have developed partnerships with over 60 universities around the world, allowing current students to live and study abroad for a summer, one semester, or an entire academic year.

Students also can take advantage of more than 20 short-term academic programs offered each year by UCO faculty covering a range of topics. Study tours typically take place during spring break, May intersession, summer, or Fall intersession.

To research and apply to programs, follow the steps below or click the links to access PDF instructions with screenshots.

 Create a ProfileHow to Apply

If you are a student from another campus and would like to apply to a UCO study tour program, please follow these instructions for creating a profile. Remember that you will always login using the small gray sign-in button along with the external e-mail address you used to create an account.

Off-Campus Application

Students Attending Exchange Partner Programs

After your initial application is accepted, visit your profile in the study abroad portal and change your status under the Applications tab to "Commit" if you intend to participate in the program. In order to access and complete the additional paperwork required to finalize your participation in study abroad, click on the Forms tab on your profile page and submit the following documents:

  • Course Evaluation Form
  • Enrollment Verification Form
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Passport Scan
  • Study Abroad Pre-Screening from Center for Counseling & Well-Being, 4th floor, Room 402, NUC
  • Waiver of Liability

Students applying to an exchange partner program must be nominated to participate and complete the partner school application by the stated deadline. For more information, visit the program information page in the UCO study abroad portal or click on the partner university name in the  Partner Universities file.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions about the online system or required forms.

Students Attending UCO Study Tours

After your initial application is accepted, visit your profile in the study abroad portal and change your status under the Applications tab to "Commit" if you intend to participate in the program. In order to access and complete the additional paperwork required to finalize your participation in the study tour, click on the Forms tab on your profile page and submit the following documents

  • Passport Scan (or other identification for U.S. based study tours)
  • Payment Schedule
  • Waiver of Liability

After you change your status to "Commit," it can take up to one week for the Bursar’s Office to add the deposit and program fees to your student account. Once the charges have posted, the deposit is due immediately.

To ensure that payments are correctly credited to the study tour, follow the instructions below for paying through TouchNet:

  • Login to UCONNECT
  • Click on the "My Finances" tab in the navigation bar
  • Under "Pay Online," select "Access TouchNet"
  • In the section marked "I would like to pay..." choose "Specific Charge" in the dropdown menu before selecting "Go"
  • Check the charges you wish to pay toward the study tour and make your payment online.