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    African Leadership Academy – Global Scholars Program

    African Leadership Academy – Global Scholars Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: South Africa
    • Provided By: Private School
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Other, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Entrepreneurship, Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Government and Public Administration, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Global Scholars Program offers 10 or 18-day summer camps for students ages 13-19. Participants come to African Leadership Academy's campus in South Africa, learning leadership and problem solving skills from a unique curriculum while exploring the country's rich culture and history with peers from around the world.

    Global Scholars Program (GSP) connects future leaders to Africa as they discover, learn, and lead throughout a transformative camp experience. Our students gain tangible skills working with South African entrepreneurs, building leadership skills with peers from around the globe, and exploring the best of what Johannesburg has to offer. They will return home as catalysts of  change, with experience as social entrepreneurs and a diverse set of lifelong friends. 

    From June - August, we offer one or more sessions of each of the following programs: 

    Explore Africa - 10 Days

    A ten-day service learning and adventure program for teens, ages 13-19.

    Explore Africa, is an overnight camp for emerging leaders ready to expand their knowledge of the continent and make friends from around the world.

    This GSP experience introduces students to design-thinking, leadership skills, and social entrepreneurship while immersing them in the dramatic history, dynamic culture, and spectacular wildlife of South Africa. Participants will leave ready to take on leadership roles in their schools or communities.

    Engage Africa - 18 Days

    A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens,ages 13 - 19.

    ALA’s classic summer program engages young leaders in design-thinking, leadership training, service-learning, adventure, and cross-cultural exchange, preparing them to create change in Africa and around the world. Participants practice leadership by working with social ventures, South African entrepreneurs and community members. They develop skills through team-based challenges while building a global network of peers and discovering the history, beauty, and diversity of Africa. Participants leave with the tools to start their own social and civic ventures!