Most of the young leaders from ALA decide to pursue university or gap year studies in either North America or Europe after graduating from the Academy. Graduate Hosts play an important role in this transition to life after ALA. Graduate Hosts help our young leaders adjust to their new surroundings and offer them a source of ongoing support. Hosting a young leader in your home is not a strict requirement for Graduate Hosts. However, by providing guidance and a sense of community, Graduate Hosts ensure that ALA’s young leaders continue to succeed after ALA. Graduate Hosts make a lasting difference in the lives of our young leaders as they navigate a new culture, far from home.
For more information on our Graduate Host Program, download the PDF overview.