The African Studies Program is inspired and guided by the Wisconsin Idea to share the expertise, talents, and scholarship of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to promote the study of Africa in schools and communities across Wisconsin. With nearly fifty years of experience, we are proud of our legacy as pioneers in African Studies outreach in the Upper Midwest, and we look forward to great future partnerships with educators, business leaders, and communities.
The Outreach Scholars Program is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students with extensive experience living, working, or studying in Africa. Outreach Scholars try to dispel myths and break down the simple stories that are so often recited about Africa. Outreach Scholars enrich school curricula and community events by sharing their area studies expertise, life stories, and artistic skills in classrooms and community groups throughout Wisconsin. Learn more and meet our Outreach Scholars and invite one to visit your classroom today!
The African Studies Program curates a large collection of Africa-related books, films, and cultural items available to teachers and schools for loan. Browse our Lending Collection and explore all that we have to offer!
DAY IN AFRICA brings together high school students from across Wisconsin to explore the languages and cultures of Africa in sessions led by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. This year’s Day in Africa event will place on Monday April 24, 2017 at UW-Madison’s Union South. Registration for schools will open in late-January.
Online Resources | Local Resources | Africa Focus Digital Collection
A collection of online resources to support teaching about Africa. The links can help you find African news sites, lesson plans, topic-specific resources, and much much more.