Study in Africa - Academy for Environmental Leadership SA

Study in Africa

Have you ever dreamed of studying in the heart of Africa, in a setting ripe for learning?

Welcome to the Academy for Environmental Leadership, a school where the red dunes of the Kalahari lazily stretch out as far as the eye can see and the African bush teems with natural wildlife.

If you are an overseas student looking to spend a year abroad, we want you to enrol in our one-year leadership programme in 2017.

You’ll live amongst the indigenous vegetation of Africa in a setting that beggars belief; a location rich with diversity where the red dunes of the Kalahari bleed into the banks of the sprawling Orange River, while the green lawns of the Academy offer uninterrupted views of Africa at its finest.

The AEL campus is set on the banks of the Orange River (the longest river in South Africa), which acts as an important resource for myriad animal life. The river is the nutrient artery that runs the width of the country and a body of water with important cultural significance.

The nearby town of Upington is a booming regional town home to international companies working on some of South Africa’s renewable energy projects. It comes equipped with a bustling airport that serves as an easy channel between South Africa’s major cities and abroad.

The one-year AEL course will focus your attention on the devastating impacts of climate change and aims to empower every student to fight for change.

It presents an excellent value-for-money proposition with affordable enrolment fees and living quarters on site. Best of all, by the end of the year, you will be an environmental leader.

Why not enrol today and call Africa home for a year?

To enrol, please contact Gys Botha on +27 (82) 4416825 or email

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