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Global Scholars Program (GSP)

A 10-day or 18-day, global leadership summer program for teens aged 13-19.

Built around ALA’s unique Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies curriculum, GSP prepares future leaders to explore their potential to create widespread change in Africa and around the world. Participants practice leadership by working in social ventures in the Johannesburg community, learn from chats with prominent entrepreneurial leaders in South Africa, build a global network with other young leaders from around the world, and discover the history, beauty, and diversity of Africa.

The Global Scholars Program offers two different sessions that provide premiere international summer camp experiences for teens. Explore Africa is a ten-day service and adventure program for teens, ages 13-16. Engage Africa is a three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens, ages 15 – 19. Each program caters specifically to the target age group and gives campers a chance to explore South Africa while also growing their leadership and design thinking skills.

Discover

A wide variety of excursions take participants on adventures to encounter Africa’s wildlife, explore South Africa’s rich history and culture, and build a new network of friends from around the world.

Learn

Don’t just stay in the classroom; learn by doing! Experiential education is at the heart of all we do at GSP, engaging students, deepening learning, and developing skills as social entrepreneurs.

Lead

Practice leading others and contributing to a team while receiving feedback from experienced educators. Explore multiple aspects of ethical leadership and return home as an agent of positive change.