Spend 10 or 18 days with peers from around the world engaging in social entrepreneurship, design-thinking, cultural exchange, and adventure challenges while experiencing the history, beauty and diversity of South Africa. 

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy is an overnight leadership experience for high school students from across the world. Design-thinking, social entrepreneurship, cross-cultural exchange, and adventure challenges prepare future leaders to create change across Africa and the world.

Explore Africa (New!)

A ten-day service and adventure program for teens, ages 13-16

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 (Flagship)

A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens, ages 15 - 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!

Your request for information will be sent directly to the Global Scholars Program team at African Leadership Academy in South Africa.

Application deadline is May 31, 2018.

Cost and Session Information

New 10-day Explore Africa Experience (13 -16 years)

Tuition: $2,500 (all)

Explore Africa Session 1: July 8 – July 17, 2018

Explore Africa Session 2: July 22 – July 31, 2018

Explore Africa Session 3: August 5 - August 13, 2018

Flagship 18-day Engage Africa Experience (15 – 19 years)

Tution: African Residents – $3,800;  Rest of World – $4,300

Engage Africa Session 1: 1 July -  18 July, 2018

Engage Africa Session 2: 15 July - 1 August, 2018

Engage Africa Session 3: 29 July - 15 August, 2018

School groups: Schools that send 5 or more students to GSP 2016 are eligible for a special discount. Educators can join the GSP team! For more information, please email summer@africanleadershipacademy.org

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