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At this time, we use an online application system. If you have difficulty with it, email for assistance or paper application forms.

Individual applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, please note the following:

  • We require that parents/guardians complete the application forms with their children, and assume that the primary parent/guardian is responsible for the account.
  • You will receive an admission decision within approximately 10 days.
  • If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 must be received within 7 days in order for your place to be reserved in the session.
  • You will need to complete supplemental forms in your personal portal as soon as possible (medical insurance, flight and other details)

Experience Africa Together

Schools and youth organisations may bring participant groups to a GSP session for a shared experience, often connected to curriculum or other learning objectives. For every five participants from the same school or organization, an adult leader is awarded a spot in ALA’s highly regarded Educator Program – a professional development opportunity that runs in conjunction with GSP. In addition, a group discount is applied across all registrations.

Group applications

Group applications assume that the school or organisation is responsible for the account for all students in the group, and that the group leader has been in contact with the Academy to select the best package option.

If you have trouble completing the online application, please call  +27 11 699 3000 or email


Once you have been accepted, you will receive detailed instructions on how to pay during your enrollment process. You can pay online, securely via Credit Card or via Bank Transfer. Importantly, you must pay the enrollment deposit of $500 to secure your place on the program within 7 days of being accepted.