How to Apply to IELOL Africa

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

2020 Application

Application Deadline

To qualify applications must be received on December 13, 2019, by 11:59 pm ET. 
Individuals accepted to IELOL Africa will receive an email notifying them of their acceptance on January 17, 2020.

Registration Deadline

All registrations for accepted participants must be received no later than February 7, 2020, by 11:59 pm ET.

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 March 31, 2020, a partial refund can be issued.

* Please note that a $100 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.