The School of Information Studies is fostering global initiatives with universities worldwide. Our global connections, along with our internationally diverse faculty and staff, allow for exchange opportunities and collaborative programming for students and faculty.

International Partnerships & Exchanges

With an expanding global network, SOIS currently has connections with 10 universities throughout the world. These partnerships include a range of study abroad programs, student and faculty exchanges, and research collaborations.

Visiting Scholars

Each year, SOIS welcomes scholars from around the world to visit, research and collaborate with our students, faculty, and staff.
Please see our current list of visiting scholars.

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 students as leading information professionals. We encourage all students to consider a study abroad program offered by SOIS or one of the many opportunities available through UWM’s Center for International Education (CIE).

Past Study Abroad Opportunities

In the Scottish Archive

In the Scottish Archive (faculty-led). This focused learning course centers on the theory and practices of archivists and related professionals in the United Kingdom and provides the student an opportunity to develop international competencies and confidence to meet the global professional world. We will consider comparisons and contrasts between the U.K. and U.S. archival professions, and explore international projects and connections.

Oh Canada! Archives North of the Border

Oh Canada! Archives North of the Border. This course offers interested students the chance to gain firsthand knowledge of the application of macro-appraisal and respect des fonds, two archival concepts that have influenced the evolution of American archives.