Studying abroad can be an exciting part of internationalizing one's education. It costs more, and can take a bit more work, but we are interested in allowing you to take a semester overseas:
The LIS Program faculty have connections with several universities internationally, although we have not yet signed any international agreements. We helped one student to study at Kyoto University (Japan) and transferred credits from UNC-Chapel Hill's summer program (Oxford University/ Czech Republic) [Info]. Some other possibilities include:
FSU Professor (and former UH LIS Adjunct Faculty member) Nancy Everhart will offer courses in London on Multimedia Design and Production [Info]
URI Professor (and UH LIS Adjunct Faculty member) Yan Ma also offers a Seminar in Chinese Librarianship.
The University of Maryland has a program in Nicaragua (January 2009)
To help you plan, you might review T.D. Wilson's "World list of schools and departments of information science, information management and related disciplines," although you should recall that many of the schools listed define LIS quite differently from how ALA does. Some of these schools also only offer undergraduate offerings, which cannot be transferred.
As always, you should get approval on plans with your adviser since there are limits on the number of credits transferred from outside UH-LIS, and because we want to help you plan a meaningful degree.