African Leadership Academy Partners with Flywire to Support International Student Growth

Africa is emerging as an important new destination for international students — from across Africa and around the world. Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda are a few of the countries that have seen international enrollment spikes in recent years.

The African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one institution in particular that has seen strong growth in its international student base and it is partnering with Flywire to make that experience smoother for those students as well as the school. It is just one part of ALA’s effort to continue to attract and accept the best and the brightest minds in Africa.

“We are delighted to partner with Flywire to provide our parents, guardians and other clients a convenient and affordable platform for account settlement. The platform enhances the end-to-end visibility in the payment process and automates communication with our stakeholders.”
Peter Kimingi - Chief Financial Officer, African Leadership Academy (ALA)

The school’s vision is to develop a generation of entrepreneurial leaders to help address Africa’s greatest challenges, accelerate its growth, and achieve extraordinary social impact. ALA is defining the future of education through ground-breaking programs which employ critical inquiry, design thinking and experiential learning. Its ultimate goal is to develop a network of change agents for Africa and the world.

Flywire is helping support that vision by providing ALA’s international students with a secure, modern digital payment experience from anywhere in the world. The relationship enables seamless online transactions via a wide range of payment methods; e.g., bank transfer, credit card or e-wallet, in their local currency, at competitive exchange rates while eliminating unnecessary bank charges and delays. Flywire also provides students and ALA with access to multilingual customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with multiple channels of communication.

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