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GSP 2020 session Dates:

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy offers either a 10-day or 18-day, intensive, African summer camp for a select group of secondary school students.

Engage Africa 1 (18 Days): 22 June to 09 July 2020

Engage Africa 2 (18 Days): 13 July to 30 July 2020

Engage Africa 3 (18 Days): 03 Aug to 20 Aug 2020

Explore Africa 1 (10 Days): 13 July to 22 July 2020

Explore Africa 2 (10 Days): 03 Aug to 12 Aug 2020

GSP Camp Sessions

Teenagers can choose to be a part of either the Explore Africa or Engage Africa camp sessions. Below is further information on our camp offerings.

Explore Africa - 10 Days

A ten-day service learning and adventure program for teens, ages 13-19.

ALA’s newest global program, Explore Africa, is an overnight camp for emerging leaders ready to expand their knowledge of the continent and make friends from around the world.

This GSP experience introduces students to design-thinking, leadership skills, and social entrepreneurship while immersing them in the dramatic history, dynamic culture, and spectacular wildlife of South Africa. Participants will leave ready to take on leadership roles in their schools or communities.

Engage Africa - 18 Days

A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens,
ages 13 - 19.

ALA’s classic summer program engages young leaders in design-thinking, leadership training, service-learning, adventure, and cross-cultural exchange, preparing them to create change in Africa and around the world. Participants practice leadership by working with social ventures, South African entrepreneurs and community members. They develop skills through team-based challenges while building a global network of peers and discovering the history, beauty, and diversity of Africa. Participants leave with the tools to start their own social and civic ventures!

Themed Camps - Global Affairs

We are delighted to announce the creation of a themed camp as part of our 2020 summer program season, with a unique lens focused on Global Affairs.

While we continue to offer our classic Explore and Engage programs, we believe that young leaders with a passion for international relations will be greatly stimulated with the intersection of a curriculum geared towards problem-solving and some real-world challenges and opportunities in their fields of interest, while learning from experts in both fields.

Learn more about our themed camps.


The 2020 fee for Explore (10 days) is $2800 for International Students and $2500 for African Residents. The 2020 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.