How to Apply to IELOL

Individuals must complete the IELOL application form. Applicants will receive an automated email confirmation upon receipt of their application.

The application period has now closed. We anticipate opening applications for the 2023 cohort in November, 2022. If you are interested in receiving email updates about IELOL, please submit using the form in the sidebar on this page. 

2022 Application Deadlines

Applications for 2022 are accepted on a rolling admissions cycle beginning November 2021, with early and regular acceptance deadlines. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applicants are notified of their acceptance within 2-3 weeks of submitting their application. There may be a delay in notifications of acceptance if you submit your application between December 18, 2021, and January 2, 2022. The review of 2022 applications begins in mid-November 2021 and concludes on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Early Bird Admissions Deadline – Friday, January 28, 2022
Regular Admissions Deadline – Extended to May 16, 2022

Applicants who are accepted for the 2022 IELOL cohort have 30 days to confirm their participation in the program.

Registration Deadline

All accepted participants must submit the program fee for registration no later than Monday, May 23, 2022.

Registration Confirmation, Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds

OLC will confirm your registration and promptly notify you regarding any changes. OLC strives to deliver all offerings as scheduled. However, we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel a program due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances. If an unforeseen event forces OLC to cancel or postpone the program, OLC will give as much advanced notice as possible. In the event of an OLC cancellation, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. However, OLC cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Should you need to withdraw from this program for any reason, a written request can be sent by email to or by fax to 888.898.6209. If your request to withdraw is received by June 11, 2022, any paid fees will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee.

Once registration confirmation is communicated and up to the end of the pre-immersion session, you may request one time to transfer to a later cohort with no administration fee. Should you need to transfer to a later cohort after the pre-immersion session ends, transfer requests will be charged an administrative fee of $350 per participant. This request cannot be made more than once.

Note: Transferring to a later cohort entails re-submitting all work and participating in all elements of the program. Once registered in the later cohort, no refunds will be given.


The OLC is committed to ensuring that both our application process and program experience is accessible. If you require accommodations as part of the application process itself, please reach out to Once you have been accepted and are considered fully registered for the program, the IELOL team will follow up with separate correspondence to prepare you for the program. As part of this process, you will be given the space to indicate any accommodation needs. We will work with you individually to make sure that your specific accommodation needs are addressed. If you have questions or would like to discuss your accessibility needs or concerns, please contact us at at least two weeks in advance of the IELOL Global program start.