• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 - 3.0 cumulative GPA depending on the host university selected
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• UW Madison degree seeking students only. All others apply directly to Interstudy.


Humanities, Social Science, Arts, Sciences, Business

Classroom Language



Residence Halls or off-campus apartments

Program Duration

Fall Semester: July - December
Academic Year: July - June
Spring Semester: January - June
Calendar Year: January - December
Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

South Africa, Multiple
Interstudy South Africa

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Experience the beauty and cultural diversity of South Africa while studying at one of nine South African universities that best fits your academic and personal goals. Offered through Interstudy, this program is co-sponsored by UW-Madison. You have the opportunity to study in South Africa for the semester, academic year, or calendar year, and will be directly enrolling in the university, taking courses alongside South African and international students.

The institutions available on this program are the following: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rhodes University, University of the Western Cape, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College), University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg), and Stellenbosch University.

Some excursions are included on this program as well. To help you get adjusted to your new setting and understand what life is like from your peers, Interstudy has implemented a mentor program. The Interstudy mentors are trusted students from your new host institution. Besides greeting you at the airport and helping you settle into your new surroundings, your mentors are available to answer questions you might have throughout the semester.