How to Apply to IELOL

Individuals must complete the IELOL application form, which includes a statement of recommendation from a supervisor indicating support for the application. Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your application. Individuals accepted to IELOL Africa 2019 will receive an email notifying them of their acceptance by June 21, 2019. Upon acceptance, registration information will be sent to all participants.

2019 Application

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted no later than June 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET*.
*Individuals accepted to IELOL 2019 will receive an email notifying them of their acceptance on June 21, 2019.

Registration Deadline

All registrations for accepted participants must be received no later than June 30, 2019.

Registration Confirmation & Refunds

OLC will confirm your registration and promptly notify you regarding any changes. If an unforeseen event forces OLC to cancel or postpone the program, 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 July 19, 2019, a partial refund can be issued.

* Please note that a $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.


To ensure you are able to fully participate in IELOL, please indicate your accommodation needs during the registration process. We will work with you individually and with SARUA and the hotel 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 program start.