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The University of Oklahoma has opened two new International Study Centers in Puebla, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Along with our popular Italian center in Arezzo, Italy, these destinations will provide exciting opportunities for OU students to study abroad with OU professors and take OU courses taught in English at a cost comparable to spending a semester on campus.

Study Abroad

From guest speakers, to food festivals, career prep and even a Thunder game for international students, the College of International Studies has a vibrant variety of student activities.

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World Views is hosted by Suzette Grillot, Dean of the College of International Studies and Rebecca Cruise, Assistant Dean of the College of International Studies. Each week's show focuses on specific global topics in a roundtable discussion, followed by in-depth interviews with experts and news makers.

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IAS students are served by an award-winning academic advising team comprised of Malin Collins, Katie Watkins and
CIS Advisor Tracy Holloway.

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"The focus on international study and hands-on experience is downright enduring--no course or lecture event passes without that indelible question, 'Want to know more?' And there is every opportunity to do so. There is a summer program, a semester abroad, a sister school. Land an internship, co-author a paper. At the very least, know that you are not confined to some windowless classroom bunker, nor are you tethered to an uncomfortable plastic chair here. CIS will kick it out from under you."

-Kayli Nelson, Masters of Arts in International Studies Graduate 2014

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IAS Symposium

IAS Symposium

The annual Department of International and Area Studies Symposium will be held on February 25-26 and will focus on Security Studies.


Literature film and activism in Latin America

Summer Program in Mexico and Brazil

Spend ten days in Puebla, Mexico and ten days in Rio de Janiero, Brazil with Dean Grillot while learning about Literature, Film and Activism in Latin America.

CIS Events


The College of International Studies publishes the CIS SNAPSHOT, a bi-monthly digital newsletter to highlight student and faculty accomplishments and offer an in-depth look at the people of CIS.