Official News & Updates

Exploring Africa on a Student Budget

Written by , 12th May 2017

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine Many young people put off travelling, thinking that they will get around to it when they have more time and money. But there are a lot of good reasons why you should travel when you are young. Travelling […]

Immigration Requirements: Advice for Families Travelling to South Africa

Written by , 29th March 2017

South Africa is an ideal destination for families that enjoy travelling and exploring landscapes from pristine beaches to vineyards nestled between blue-grey mountains. Or maybe you’re a family that gets your thrills hiking, rock climbing, bungee jumping or game viewing? If you are a parent, maybe one of your travel considerations is that your children […]

Starting a Business After Graduating High School

Written by , 22nd February 2017

High school graduation is a moment that every young person looks forward to. This is the time when you can start putting your plans into motion and living out the life that you have dreamed of. For some, this will mean beginning an academic career at a university or college, a stepping stone towards a […]

Introducing our new Summer camp for younger teens: GSP Explore

Written by , 20th February 2017

As we expand our GSP program, we not only have the classic 18 day summer camp, we are excited to announce that we will be launching a new program this year called Explore Africa.  Explore Africa A ten-day service and adventure program for teens, ages 14 – 16 Explore Africa is an introductory program where […]

Visa Applications and Travel Requirements for GSP Participants

Written by , 15th February 2017

Over the years we have learned a lot about the VISA application process to get our GSP participants travel ready. Our team does its best to assist our participants get through the process by providing critical information, documentation and advice to speed up and make the process as fluid as possible. Four key points are […]

5 Reasons Your Child Should Go to a Summer Camp in Africa

Written by , 8th February 2017

When young people come to the Global Scholars Program, they take the first steps to broaden their perspectives to include the whole world. Learning to communicate and work with people from other cultures and experiences helps high school students build the leadership skills they need to make a true difference in their own worlds. Take […]

Announcing financial assistance for all African GSP participants

Written by , 4th April 2016

Many African countries have experienced turbulent economic times in recent months, and it is affecting African families that seek global education opportunities for their children. Our mandate at ALA is to develop the next generation of African leaders, and we need to ensure that our programs are within reach for African families as well as […]

GSP 2016 applications are now open

Written by , 17th September 2015

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) is built around ALA’s unique Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum. Apply today to get exposure to social ventures in the Johannesburg community and build long-lasting interpersonal relationships. GSP prepares future leaders to explore their potential to create widespread change in Africa and around the world. With opportunities to learn from chats with prominent entrepreneurial […]

The African Leadership Academy Medallion for Exemplary Leadership

Written by , 30th October 2014

The African Leadership Academy Medallion for Exemplary Leadership recognizes outstanding pre-IGCSE in African schools who demonstrate leadership potential in their communities and beyond. In interactions with their peers, ALA Medallion winners have demonstrated that they have the potential to be agents of positive change on the African continent and exemplified one of the values of diversity, […]

Claim the Final Spaces in 2014 GSP!

Written by , 29th May 2014

Just four weeks remain until we kick off the best GSP Season yet, and we are almost at capacity for all three sessions. As of last week Session I of GSP is completely full, and applications for the program have been closed. The first session will welcome 55 bright young leaders from a dozen different countries, including […]