African Leadership Academy & Overall Takeaways (South Africa: Leadership Development and Social Change)

"As is anything, African Leadership Academy (ALA) was not perfect, I wouldn't even call it a wonderfully fun experience, but it definitely ranks as top 5 on the most valuable experiences of this trip. They kept us busy with activity after activity all intertwined with lessons of leadership. Our first task lived in Constitution Hill, …

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Student Voices (The Experiment Leadership Institute | South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights)

Anna: As a means of capturing the everyday of the program, I've been jotting down one-liners heard throughout our days here in South Africa. What follows is a series of pictures taken in various museums and site visits, paired with quotes heard from group members. "And if it's boring, I'm ok with that. Because my …

Homestay Reflections (South Africa: Leadership Development and Social Change)

We arrived at our home stay location about a week ago in Plettenberg Bay. Our host mothers greeted us as we stepped off the bus. We were exhausted from the long drive and nervous about meeting our new families for the next 10 days. On Friday, we sanded and washed the walls of the crèches …

Djembe Drums and Braai! (South Africa: Leadership Development and Social Change)

When we arrived in South Africa via the Cape Town airport, we were all exhausted and so we got to relax in our guest house for a little bit before having a welcome djembe drumming lesson and getting to know each other better. District Six guesthouse was our home for the next five days, where …