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What is Ignite?

"Ignite" is an intercultural program sponsored by the Centre for Global Competency that provides American students an opportunity to have a transformative experience by spending time with international families. The goal is to expose American students to foreign traditional customs that the family practices. It has been a common activity to host a meal for the American students; while the family teaches traditions, customs and protocols.

The goal is for students to gain a greater understanding of another culture, so that they can relate and appreciate those who are from other parts of the globe. Through "Ignite" students will have a transformative opportunity to learn new aspects of a different culture right here in Oklahoma.

How to get involved?

For more information about this exciting program, you can e-mail Aleecia Delozier at or Jared Scism at or you can stop by the International House Room 202 or 204, to speak with someone in person.

If you are an international family living in Oklahoma who is interested in teaching your cultures and traditions to UCO American students please click here to fill out the application form.

If you are a UCO American student who is interested in participating in this exciting cultural exchange please click here to fill out the interest form online.


This program counts towards your certification for global competency.


Contact Us

  • Centre for Global Competency
  • Nigh University Center, Room 137
  • Edmond, Oklahoma 73034, USA
  • Phone: 405.974.2390
  • Fax: 405.974.3842
  • Email: