Monthly Archives: December 2016

Welcome to the ALA, Porter’s in South Africa Blog!

We are getting excited to see your student off on Thursday, January 5th at 4:45am when the group boards their bus for JFK International Airport to begin their incredible journey to the African Leadership Academy in South Africa!

You can expect to receive updates twice daily on this blog. Please keep in mind that South African time is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time so the postings may not happen on a schedule that makes sense in your time zone. This blog is the place to find pictures, videos and reflections from students and faculty on the trip, as well as to receive daily updates about the group’s activities and experiences. We are asking our faculty trip leaders to post all materials so that students can be present for every moment and so that they will not worry about posting to the blog in a timely manner.

We also strongly encourage you to keep your contact with your daughter to a minimum during her experience at ALA, which will allow her to fully immerse herself in the life and community of the school. Emailing daily is a great way to touch base with her without disrupting her engagement in school and other activities.

It is going to be a FANTASTIC experience for all and we look forward to sharing it with you on this blog.