Over 160 young leaders from 17 countries joined us in South Africa for our biggest season ever! Applications for the 2019 season will be open soon. Spaces fill up quickly, so we encourage you to apply early! Please do contact us with questions or queries.

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy offers either a 10-day or three-week, intensive, African summer camp for a select group of secondary school students.  Acceptance into the Global Scholars Program is highly competitive and there are limited spots available so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Dates for the 2019 season can be found below. 

Engage Africa 1 (18 Days): 24 June to 11 July 2019

Engage Africa 2 (18 Days): 15 July to 1 Aug 2019

Engage Africa 3 (18 Days): 29 July to 15 Aug 2019

Explore Africa 1 (10 Days): 8 July to 17 July 2019

Explore Africa 2 (10 Days): 5 Aug to 14 Aug 2019


The 2019 fee for Explore (10 days) is $2800 for International Students and $2500 for African Residents. The 2019 fee for Engage (18 Days) is $4750 for International Students and $3900 for African Residents. There is a USD $25 registration fee that must be paid online via credit card before your application can be processed. If you are accepted, your enrollment fee (USD $500) will be due within 7-days to reserve your place, and is non-refundable.  Click here for inquiries regarding financial assistance.

Application Checklist.

Before you apply, we recommend you do as much of the checklist below before you start your application:

  • Download and read our brochure

  • Learn about the application process to understand what happens before and after you submit your application

  • Sign-up for a webinar (a live video conference) or townhall event in your country to learn more about the Global Scholars Program

  • Read testimonials from past GSP participants

  • Read FAQs

Apply today to join us for an unforgettable African Summer Camp experience