Course Description: In the U.K. Archive: Explore archives and the information professions in the United Kingdom! Join us in a focused learning course centering on practices and theory of archivists in the Scotland, and develop your international competencies and confidence to meet the global professional world. We will consider comparisons and contrasts between the UK and US archival professions, and explore international projects and connections. Learning will occur through pre-travel readings, lectures and class discussion, in-country observation and travel, and other forms of onsite learning. Course will be based at Dalkeith House, near Edinburgh, Scotland, and include site visits to archives and libraries such as the National Records of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. Open to students from all institutions but preference is given to UWM MLIS Archives Program students.Prerequisite: L&I Sci 650 or consent of instructor.
In Scotland: July 14-28, 2016
NOTE: The dates listed above are program start and end dates in-country. Please allow for appropriate travel time.
Complete General Orientation Quiz: April 15, 2016 Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation: April 27, 2016, 2-4 p.m. CST
Ellen Engseth, School of Information Studies
Susan Stekel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Advisor:
Yomarie Castellano, Center for International Education (email@example.com)
Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
3 graduate credits in Information Studies (Info St 497) Prerequisite: L&I Sci 650 or consent of instructor
Estimated Cost: $3,065 - $4,180
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 program leader and assistant, academic costs, in-country transportation, accommodation, cultural activities, health insurance and some meals. Included in the cost are 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners.
Cost does not include international airfare, city bus past (approx. $60), personal spending money, some meals, books and supplies, or trip/travel insurance.
There are fee differentials for non-Wisconsin residents ($200).
Please see the top of the program page. 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 and grants may be used for our programs. Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.
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 March 1, 2016.
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.
NOTE: There will be a quick turn-around time after the March 1 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:
UWM Student Union
February 1, 2016
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education