7 Reasons Why You Should Spend Your Gap Year At ALU

A compilation of why you should study abroad or spend your gap year at ALU

The opportunity to study at and experience ALU is not just limited to being admitted as a full-time undergraduate student only! Yes, you can be a part of this learning journey by taking a gap year or studying abroad for three trimesters only! As a study abroad student, you will be fully immersed in what our university and college has to offer just like any other ALU student. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 7 reasons why you should study abroad or take a gap year in Africa with our educational programme!


  1. Island Life

    If you choose to come to Mauritius, you are going to experience a tropical island life where a diversity of cultures coexist within different spaces. Whether it’s finding time to go to the beach, to a nearby cafe or even going to see a movie at Bagatelle, the paradise Island presents a diverse list of spaces where you can chill and “unplug.”

  2. Africa Immersion

    Whether you’re from an African country or not, choosing ALU as a place to study abroad or spend your gap year will afford you the opportunity to learn more about Africa. With students from over 38 nationalities, you will definitely find someone that you can connect with on different levels. 

  3. Leadership Core

    Before ALU students progress into their specific unique field of learning (i.e., major), our leadership foundation core is mandatory. It is a series of courses that first year students go through which allows them to develop skills required for solving contemporary real world problems.

  4. Flexibility

    With options to study for four, eight, or twelve months (including internships), the flexibility of terms makes ALU a unique place to study abroad.

  5. Credits

    Studying abroad at ALU allows students to earn accredited degrees from our partnering institution, Glasgow Caledonian University, with a possible credit transfer.

  6. Network

    Undoubtedly, students have rated networking with people and forming relationships to be one of the greatest opportunities that have been made available to them as a result of studying at ALU. Choosing ALU as a place to study abroad or complete your gap year affords you the opportunity to access a pan-african and global network of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs.

  7. Scholarships

    Whether you choose to go to our Rwanda or Mauritius Campus, merit-based scholarships are available to students dependent on the Campus selected.

About ALU

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Join us


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