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South Africa SOIS: AIDS in Southern Africa: An Investigation of the Information Campaign
Bloemfontein, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa; Pretoria, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: UWinteriM
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Cost Information: UWinteriM
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Hostel/Hotel, Other, Residence Hall
Class Standing:
2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Grad
Internship Possible:
Program Length: Short-Term Language Requirement: No
Credits: 3 Satifies GER Requirement: No
Affiliated School/College: School of Information Studies Program Leader: Jacques du Plessis
Study Abroad Advisor:
Yomarie Castellano
Credit Type:
Program Description:
South Africa SOIS 2015** SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: This program has limited space, and the application will remain open until all spaces have been filled by qualified applicants, or the deadline of October 1st; whichever comes first.

Course Description

Our study tour will take us from Johannesburg to Cape Town as we study the impact of 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 safari.

January 2-22, 2015

NOTE:  Dates may change depending on flight availability.

Mandatory General Orientation:  November 14, 2014, 1-4 p.m.
Mandatory Site Specific Orientation:  November 24, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

Program Leader
Jacques du Plessis, School of Information Studies (

Study Abroad Advisor
Yomarie Castellano, Center for International Education (
--Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.


3 undergraduate or graduate credits in Information Studies

Estimated Cost:  $4,610 - $5,030  (price is variable based on confirmation of housing arrangements)
  • Program fees are based on a realistic estimate of participants. Fees may change based on final enrollment and exchange rate fluctuation.
  • Cost includes support for a UWM faculty member, academic costs, international airfare (departing from Milwaukee or Chicago), shared accomodation, cultural activities, health insurance and some meals.
  • Cost does not include personal spending money, some meals, books and supplies, or trip/travel insurance.  
  • There are fee differentials for graduate students ($200) and non-Wisconsin residents ($200).
Please see the top of the program page for additional cost information.  Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Scholarships and Grants
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants may be used for this program!

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage:

Featured UWM scholarships and grants:
We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.

Application Requirements & Deadline
The application deadline is October 1, 2014.

This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee); and a valid passport. Passports must have at least two fully blank unused, visa pages upon entry for endorsing visas, permanent residence permits, and entry/departure stamps.

NOTE: There will be a quick turn-around time after the deadline to confirm your participation in this program to keep the program cost as low as possible.

Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin an application.

Applying for a Passport

Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.

Study Abroad Fair
September 4, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Union Concourse


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Pearse Hall 166
Telephone: 414-229-5182

This program is currently not accepting applications.