Making Experiential Research Globally Engaging (MERGE)

What is MERGE?

MERGE is an intercultural program designed specifically to meet faculty requests to incorporate the vast and rich collection of perspectives afforded by the international student population at UCO. International students associated with MERGE are eager to shed personal insight on their culture and are committed to spending time working on an academic project with members of a class in which they are not currently enrolled.

Through MERGE, the CGC works with UCO professors to connect MERGE students to help give information and work with other students on a specific topic regarding their particular country.


UCO students participating in a MERGE project.

How to get involved?

We are currently accepting proposed projects from professors for the Fall 2019 semester. Once we have collected a list of all projects, we will email students who have signed up to participate.  MERGE students will then apply for the project/classroom session they would most like to attend.  We hope to email you the choices for Fall 2019 semester by the end of September 2019. 

 If you are a student who would like to participate, please feel at an interest form here. If you are a professor who would like to participate, please contact Alexis Loudermilk at 405-974-5577 or by email at You can also contact Jared Scism directly at 405-974-2131 or by email at