Day in Africa

An annual event for Wisconsin high school students


DAY IN AFRICA welcomes high school juniors and seniors from across Wisconsin to explore the languages and cultures of Africa in a variety of sessions led by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff.

The next DAY IN AFRICA event will be held on Monday April 24, 2017 at UW-Madison’s Union South. The theme of DAY IN AFRICA 2017 will be “Popular Culture in Africa.”

Registration for DAY IN AFRICA 2017 is now closed.

See photos from Day in Africa 2016.
Write-up of Day in Africa 2017 from the UW International Division
DAY IN AFRICA 2017 will feature a variety of sessions where we will explore everything from how popular media such as music, dance, movies, literature, and visual arts animate discussions of social issues in Africa; the role of popular culture in politics; and what young people in different parts of the continent do for entertainment and fun. For a complete list and description of sessions, click here


Participation in DAY IN AFRICA is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration for Day in Africa 2017 is now closed.


Participation in DAY IN AFRICA is free to registered school groups. A limited amount of financial support may be available to schools outside Madison to help defray transportation costs. Contact the Outreach Coordinator for details.


DAY IN AFRICA is hosted by the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Day in Africa 2012
Day in Africa 2013
Day in Africa 2014
Day in Africa 2016

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