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.

ALA’s newest global program, 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!

Themed Camps - Global Affairs

We are delighted to announce the creation of a themed camp as part of our 2020 summer program season, with a unique lens focused on Global Affairs.

While we continue to offer our classic Explore and Engage programs, we believe that young leaders with a passion for international relations will be greatly stimulated with the intersection of a curriculum geared towards problem-solving and some real-world challenges and opportunities in their fields of interest, while learning from experts in both fields.

Acceptance into the Global Scholars Program is highly competitive and there are limited spots available so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Cost and Session Information

Engage Africa 1 (18 Days): 22 June - 09 July 2020

Engage Africa 2 (18 Days): 13 July -30 July 2020

Engage Africa 3 (18 Days): 03 Aug - 20 Aug 2020

Explore Africa 1 (10 Days): 13 July - 22 July 2020

Explore Africa 2 (10 Days): 03 Aug - 12 Aug 2020

The 2020 fee for Explore (10 days) is $2800 for International Students and $2500 for African Residents. The 2020 fee for Engage (18 Days) is $4750 for International Students and $3900 for African Residents. There is a USD $25 registration fee that must be paid online via credit card before your application can be processed. If you are accepted, your enrollment fee (USD $500) will be due within 7-days to reserve your place and is non-refundable.

School groups: Schools that send 5 or more students to GSP are eligible for a special discount. For more information, please email summer@africanleadershipacademy.org

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