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International Experiences & Study Abroad Opportunities

The School of Information Studies is dedicated to providing a unique learning experience. The International Experiences and Study Abroad programs offered by SOIS provide an experience that will enhance a student's education personally, professionally, and socially. An international experience with an intimate look at the global information economy will only help prepare student's as leading information professionals. We encourage all students to consider a SOIS study abroad program or one of the many study abroad opportunities available through UWM's Center for International Education (CIE).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Austria

Austria

The Austria Mobility Program is a unique opportunity for MLIS and IST students. SOIS will provide travel support (airfare and housing) for two students to spend the spring semester at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences - Hagenberg Campus near Linz, Austria. Students will participate in courses and work with the students, faculty and staff at the Hagenberg campus. The Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences offers degree programs in Bioinformatics, Computer and Media Security, Communication and Knowledge Media, Hardware/Software Systems Engineering, Media Technology and Design, Mobile Computing, and Software Engineering.
http://www.fh-ooe.at/en/upper-austria/

Application Deadline: August 1
Application Form: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/groups/sois/webdocs/Austria-spring.pdf
For more information and application materials,
Contact: Rebecca Hall
Email: rjhall@uwm.edu | Ph: 414-229-2855

South Korea  (Academic Year)

Korea

Application Deadline: N/A
For more information and application materials,
Contact: Wooseob Jeong
Email: wjj8612@uwm.edu

STUDY ABROAD

Study Abroad - South Africa: International Information Literacy (UWinteriM)

South Africa

Students will look at information poverty as one of the underlying challenges to social and financial success. The program will focus on the campaign to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. Students will be taught by professionals in the private sector, government and academics. Our activities might include some of the following: a visit an orphanage, a local hospital, government departments, and a service learning activity in working with AIDS orphans to improve the reading culture in their community. Students will learn about the roles of culture and technology in the access, use, and interpretation of information in South Africa. Students may earn three undergraduate/graduate credits in Information Studies for this program. Other activities include a visit to ethnic settlements, sightseeing, and a 2-day safari.

Application Deadline: Early Fall
For more information and application materials,
CIE: Program & Application Information
Contact: Jacques Du Plessis
Email: jacques@uwm.edu

Study Abroad - Scotland: In the Scottish Archive

Scotland
This three-credit class, which counts towards the Archival Studies Concentration. Students are based at Dalkeith House, located on a historic country estate five miles outside of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. The course, "In the Scottish Archive" provides a rich opportunity to learn about archival work in the United Kingdom, giving archives students an international perspective on appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation and other archival issues. Students meet Scottish colleagues and experience repositories "behind the scenes."

Application Deadline: March 15th  
For more information and application materials,
Center for International Education (CIE) Program & Application Information
Contact: Ellen Engseth
Email: engsethe@uwm.edu

Study Abroad - South Korea & Japan (Summer)

South Korea & Japan

NO KOREAN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

In this unique study abroad course, students will learn about information technologies, information society and librarianship practices in East Asia through a series of lectures by Korean experts, ranging from government officials and practitioners to library and information science professors. This course provides opportunities to understand the history of information and knowledge development in Korea and Japan, exploring both internal and external influences. Participating students will also have the chance to attend lectures about information issues at several Koren information schools and visit various information related sites such as libraries and information technology institutions. Lectures and discussions will be conducted mainly by Dr. Wooseob Jeong and guest speakers.

In addition to the diverse academic compoent of the program, students will also take a 3-day cruise to Japan, exploring several Japanese cities and towns along the coast.

This program is open to SOIS and non-SOIS majors.

Application Deadline: N/A
For more information and application materials,
Contact: Wooseob Jeong
Email: wjj8612@uwm.edu

Suggest a Study Abroad Program

Have another international location or university in mind? Consider sharing your ideas with the SOIS International Initiatives Group (SIIG). For more information, contact:

Dr. Wooseob Jeong
wjj8612@uwm.edu