UCO offers two types of study abroad opportunities:
We have developed partnerships with more than 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, click the links to access PDF instructions with screenshots.
If you are a student from another campus and would like to apply to a UCO study tour program, follow these instructions for creating a profile. Remember, that you will always log in using the small gray sign-in button along with the external email address you used to create an account.
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 the UCO Center for Counseling and Well-Being, fourth floor, Room 402, NUC; and,
- 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.
Contact our office if you have any further questions about the online system or required forms.
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; and,
- 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"; and,
- Check the charges you wish to pay toward the study tour and make your payment online.