Global Citizenship


Campers come to GSP from across Africa and around the world. As a result, ALA campus becomes a melting pot with teens representing countless countries and cultures. As participants learn about South Africa history and culture, they also learn from each other, gaining exposure to perspectives that they may not have encountered otherwise.

GSP curriculum includes discussions about problems facing the African continent, lessons about past leaders, and visits to landmarks in South African history. GSP staff also encourage participants to share elements of their own culture through reflection and sharing exercises as well as events such as talent shows and dances.

The program aims to eradicate stereotypes which promote misleading assumptions about the current situation in Africa. Students leave empowered to make meaningful and impactful connections across boundaries of nationality, race, religion, culture and class.

gsp cultural night
apartheid museum
Dancers in Soweto GSP