The goal of the Mewbourne College study abroad programs is to provide students with a transformative, lifelong experience. To fully do so, it is important for the students to be immersed in different cultures. Although sometimes just a two-week trip, students come away with not only an enhanced academic experience but a greater global perspective. They will have the opportunity to learn and practice a foreign language and experience personal growth and develop leadership skills which will aid them in their future professional life. Students can earn three credits abroad while taking an elective course from a faculty member in either the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering or the School of Geosciences. Additionally, MCEE students get to interact with students and professionals from the host institutions who are also enrolled in the OU course and so work alongside each other.