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 international 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.

Important Financial Note: The program costs listed typically cover airfare, lodging, local transportation, guided activities and select meals. The cost for UCO tuition is in addition to the program fees listed and will be charged to your student Bursar account. If you have questions about program fees, please contact the faculty leader.

2018-2019 Study Tours

International Programs

Paris: Culture and Commerce
Credit hours: 3
Faculty Leader: Dr. Victoria McKee
Contact information: vmckee@uco.edu / (405) 974-2836
Dates: Twice a year / Spring Break and August. Check website below for exact dates and additional information.
Cost: $3,695, paid in three installments, plus the cost of 3 credit-hours of tuition/fees
Destination: Paris and the surrounding region
Comments: The UCO College of Business offers this program twice per year, during Spring Break and in early August, to study the culture and commerce of France and its capital city, Paris. The study tour is open to all UCO students, regardless of major and may be used as an elective, substitute or to satisfy a global/international requirement. Students will have the opportunity to visit iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Website: Culture and Commerce 

 

African Field Ecology
Credit hours: 4
Faculty Leader: Dr. Chris Butler
Contact information: cbutler11@uco.edu / (405) 974-5782
Dates: May 20-31, 2019
Cost: $3995 plus the cost of 4 credit-hours of tuition
Destination: Botswana, Africa
Comments: This study tour will introduce students to aspects of African field biology in Botswana and adjacent South Africa. Students will become familiar with the flora and fauna of Botswana and will discover how hydrology, geography, history and culture in Botswana have shaped these subtropical ecosystems. Students will explore the ecology along a rural-urbangradient, track rhinos on foot, learn how big game is managed in southern Africa, and become familiar with field biology methods. Most of the time will be spent in Botswana.

 

Central Europe: Music Appreciation

Credit Hours – 3
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Sam Magrill and Professor Pamela Richman
Contact Information: smagrill@uco.edu, prichman@uco.edu
Dates: May 12-25, 2019
Cost: estimated at $3,500 until air travel is finalized; plus the cost of 3 credit-hours of tuition/fees
Destinations: Berlin, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary
Comments: This course is a study tour of Central Europe, the birthplace of much of the standard canon of Western Classical Music. The group will tour the cities of Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest and have the opportunity to appreciate the music in its cultural and historical context by visiting important musical sites and attending music concerts. All majors welcome.

 

Great Britain Study Tour

Credit Hours – 3 (Graduate or Undergraduate) F
aculty Leaders: Dr. Timothy Petete and Dr. Matthew Hollrah
Contact Information: tpetete@uco.edu / (405) 974-5849; mhollrah@uco.edu / (405) 974-5614
Dates: May 22 – June 2, 2019
Cost: $3,900 plus the cost of 3 credit-hours of tuition/fees
Destinations: England, Wales, and Scotland
Comments: The study tour focuses on selected literary, cultural, and historical contributions. By visiting a multitude of cities and venues, the course will provide students opportunities to learn, to experience, and to assess the arts and humanities of England, Wales, and Scotland. All majors welcome.

 

London & Paris Study Tour

Credit Hours – 3
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Vincent, Dr. Hancock, and Dr. Canada-Phillips
Contact Information: dvincent@uco.edu, thancock7@uco.edu, scanadaphillips@uco.edu
Dates: May 22 – June 2, 2019
Cost: $3,900 plus the cost of 3 credit-hours of tuition/feesDestinations: London, England and Paris, France
Comments: The focus of this course is on the challenging/changing worldviews that began with the Scientific Revolution. There will be an emphasis on views of the “Mind” (i.e., scientific revolution, psychology and learning) and lifestyles (physical activity and health), and how those ideas challenged Government, Authority and Power. The group will visit sites that highlight these issues while enjoying the rich culture that both London and Paris have to offer.


Dubliners Study Tour

Credit Hours – 3 (Graduate or Undergraduate)
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Timothy Petete
Contact Information: tpetete@uco.edu / (405) 974-5849
Dates: July 31 – August 11, 2019
Cost: $3,900 plus the cost of 3 credit-hours of tuition/fees
Destinations: Ireland and Northern Ireland
Comments: The study tour focuses on selected literary, cultural, and historical contributions. By visiting two countries and several venues, the course will provide students opportunities to learn, to experience, and to assess the arts and humanities of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. All majors welcome.

 

U.S. Based Programs

New York City Study Tour

Credit Hours – 1
Faculty Leaders: Professor Kato Buss and Professor Litzau
Contact Information: kbuss2@uco.edu, mlitzau@uco.edu
Dates: May 13-19, 2019
Cost: 1,800 plus the cost of 1 credit-hours of tuition/fees
Destinations: New York City, New York
Comments: The study tour provides students a unique opportunity to travel to New York City in order to experience the wealth of artistic and cultural contributions of the city. Students will acquire knowledge pertaining to their own academic discipline, as well as enhance their global and cultural competencies. Participants will develop leadership and civic engagement skills by planning and navigating the conditions of travel to a highly multicultural city. Additionally, students will practice a health and safety regimen while in NYC. Coursework includes the creation of a pamphlet for places to be visited (prior) and a written reflection (post-departure).