• Junior, Senior
• 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.
-Introduction to the History of Africa (History 105)
-History of Africa since 1870 (History 378)
-Africa, South of the Sahara (Geography 355)
-The African Storyteller (African 210)
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Humanities, social sciences, sciences, and African languages

Classroom Language



Private House, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: July - June
Fall: July - December
Spring: February - June
Calendar Year: February - December

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2018  9/22/2017
Spring 2017-18  9/22/2017
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Year 2018-19  3/2/2018

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 amongst South African and other international students on this exchange program at 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, politically sophisticated student body, and 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 Town manages to assimilate a huge diversity of cultural influences, including African, European, Asian, and American.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, Commerce, Engineering.
  • Observe South African perspectives on academic disciplines