The Centre for Global Competency (CGC) was born out of UCO's mission of transformative
The CGC provides the necessary guidance throughout your education abroad experience, including the process of obtaining a visa, booking housing accommodations, ensuring the transferability of courses, applying for scholarships, and most importantly helping you navigate a meaningful study abroad experience.
By participating in an exchange agreement with our international partner institutions and universities, you could be eligible for Financial Aid and scholarships to cover living and travel expenses. You will be surprised to learn just how affordable an education abroad program is at UCO; whether it is for one or two semesters, our goal is to help students plan financially so the costs of study abroad are easily managed.
We understand that not everyone has the option to leave home for a long period of time. For this reason, the CGC brings the world to you. Throughout the year, we organize intercultural events and activities so you can experience different cultures without leaving Oklahoma. Whether it is attending a CGC event with your "buddy" by participating in the Broncho Buddies
The CGC also provides the Global Competency Certification, a unique program that gives you the opportunity to be recognized by the community for engaging in cross-cultural learning and leadership. You will gain the necessary skills to adapt to different cultures, to operate successfully within an international context, to communicate in languages other than English, and to further develop your personal as well as professional leadership skills.