Students from around the world join ALA’s community of over 200 young African leaders and an international faculty at our boarding school in South Africa, in one of two streams: honors-level Study Abroad or internship-based Gap Year. Catalyst Term students develop as social innovators through ALA’s unique Entrepreneurial Leadership program and become scholars of Africa through our African Studies curriculum. Study Abroad students take "A Levels" academic courses and Gap Year students choose an internship. All students participate in ALA student life, including student-run enterprises, clubs, competitive sports and the arts. Catalyst students become life-long members of ALA’s international network of young leaders, businesses, non-profits, and start-ups. For Full Year (and Term 2), Catalyst students enjoy a 4-week overland expedition in South Africa and a neighboring country that includes rural home stays, cross-cultural experiences, service learning, outdoor adventure, and urban exploration. The expedition is followed by 4 week-long, issues-based studies on topics such as education, global health, conservation, and arts and urban revitalization.