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Welcome To OU Cousins

OU Cousins is the University of Oklahoma’s premier international and American friendship program. As part of OU Cousins, you will have the opportunity to connect with students from across the globe without having to leave the OU Campus. The OU Cousins program invites you to be a part of this amazing tradition.

About OU Cousins

The OU Cousins program was created in 1996 by President and Mrs. David Boren as a way of developing understanding, friendship, and unity among U.S., International, and exchange students at the University of Oklahoma.

Through this program, students are matched according to hobbies, majors, and countries of special interest. Each International or exchange student is matched with one or two American students and invited to participate in monthly programs, majority that are free of charge. In addition, students are encouraged to get together outside of official Cousins events and share their respective cultures with one another through normal daily life.


  • Ice Cream Social Kick-Off
  • Fall Festival 
  • Halloween Pumpkin Carve
  • OKC Thunder Basketball Game
  • Festival of Lights in Chickasha/Yukon
  • Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Back to School Bingo
  • OKC Memorial Tours
  • Eve of Nations
  • OU Cousins Annual BBQ
  • Wichita Mountains Hiking Trip

Upcoming Events

OU Cousins Game Night: Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30 - 7 PM at Thurman J. White Forum. Conference Room A. 

OU Cousins Matching Party: Thursday, September 8th from 5 - 6:30p.m. at Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center. Room B.