HOBY South Carolina | Register for WLC
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Register for WLC

WLC Registration

Registration Now Open – See Below !

Please read the contents of this page AND the WLC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section before proceeding to the application.

The 2017 WLC will be held at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL from Saturday, July 22rd to Saturday, July 29th.

Program Fee

The program fee of $1,825 per student covers all logistical needs such as meals, lodging, ground transportation, and venue entrance during the WLC. The program fee does not cover the cost of transportation to and from the WLC, possible visa and passport costs (for international students), or possible overseas coordinator fees. Ambassadors are guaranteed a space at the WLC only if full payment is received while spaces allocated to the ambassador’s local site (such as a state leadership seminar or country’s program) are available and HOBY has confirmed the ambassador has met all of the eligibility requirements.

HOBY reserves the right to refuse an ambassador’s acceptance to the WLC due to non-payment, partial payment, late payment, or a failure to meet all of the eligibility requirements. If an ambassador has paid for the WLC but then is unable to attend, please contact HOBY’s Director of International Programs, Cheryl Brenn, via email at brennc@hoby.org for a refund in accordance with the cancellation policy.

Attendance at the WLC is granted on a first-paid-first-served basis, registrations will be confirmed based on receipt of payment and confirmation of students participation in the local HOBY Seminar. Please see eligability requirements for additional information


HOBY recognizes the WLC program fee may be cost-prohibitive for some ambassadors and therefore encourages individual fundraising efforts in order to make the program available to as many qualified students as possible.

Because HOBY is recognized as one of the world’s most pre-eminent youth leadership programs, fundraising to attend the WLC has been shown to be very effective. To help ambassadors raise the program fee from their local communities, HOBY has created a fundraising guide (PDF).

Because there is a risk the spot you are hoping to obtain will disappear if you delay payment, HOBY strongly suggests you begin fundraising early so you can apply and pay as soon as possible.

WLC Registration will remain open until Monday, June 30th or until all student spaces are sold out (whichever comes first). This event typically sells out annually, so please register early to secure your space.


Because the WLC sells out each year, ambassadors are accepted on a first-paid-first-served basis as long as they meet all eligibility requirements, submit their personal application details, and are one of the first 420 people to pay their program fee in full. When HOBY has confirmed all of these factors, the student and his/her parents will be notified of acceptance by e-mail. Early enrollment and full payment of program fee is strongly recommended to secure a spot. It is important to note that if there is a failure to fulfill any one of the requirements – including paying in advance and in full – you will be refunded (in accordance with the cancellation policy above) and your space revoked. Also, please note that HOBY is unable to project which geographic areas will sell out before others.


If you have any further questions or need assistance, please email the International Department at brennc@hoby.org or elgrablyn@hoby.org, or phone us at (818) 851-3980 ext 315.