• Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Participants must have completed one of the following UW-Madison courses before departure:
-Africa: An Introductory Survey (African Languages and Literature 277; Afro-American Studies 277; Anthropology 277; Geography 277; History 277; Political Science 277; or Sociology 277).
-First Semester Language-South Africa (African Languages and Literature 335) or at least one semester of any course in Xhosa, Zulu, or Afrikaans.
-History of Africa since 1870 (History 378)
-History of Southern Africa (History 446)
-Africa, South of the Sahara (Geography 355)
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• UW-Madison degree-seeking students


Humanities, social sciences, sciences, and African languages

Classroom Language



Off-campus houses, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Calendar year: February - December
Academic year: July - June
Fall semester: July - December
Spring semester: February - June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2015  9/5/2014
Spring 2014-15  9/5/2014
Fall 2015-16  3/6/2015
Year 2015-16  3/6/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

South Africa, Cape Town
University of Cape Town Exchange

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Take courses in a wide variety of disciplines alongside South African and international students in this exchange program to the University of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful and well-respected universities in South Africa and the world. This program is ideal for independent students interested in serious engagement with the rigorous academic expectations and politically sophisticated student body of the University of Cape Town, and with the unique history and ongoing transformation of South African society.

The capital of the Western Cape and the parliamentary capital of South Africa, Cape Town is one of Africa's oldest and most beautiful cities. The city is dominated by Table Mountain, a 1000 meter high, flat-topped mountain with virtually sheer cliffs, and surrounded by paths, vineyards and beaches. Cape Peninsula was first settled by Dutch sailors in 1652, although Portuguese sailors were the first to make landfall here in 1496. Although an African city at heart, Cape Town manages to assimilate a huge diversity of cultural influences, including African, European, Asian, and American.