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International Student Leadership Conference

Mark your calendar: ISLC 2015 will take place March 27 & 28

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   Welcome! 

The purpose of ISLC is simple. We strive to:

  • create a friendly and supportive environment for globally-minded college students
  • provide a venue for participants to explore and share different leadership concepts in a global context
  • offer many opportunities during which participants can interact with one another

Hosted and sponsored each year by James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, ISLC welcomes 250 or so participants from 65 countries and 23 institutions.

Will we have the chance to see YOU this year?

Although international students currently studying at institutions in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area are targeted for participation, globally-minded students from around the country are welcome. The theme and the keynote speaker may be different with every conference, but the energy, the camaraderie of the participants, the laughter, and the learning remain consistent from year to year.

Make sure to check our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information!


Join the ISLC virtual // Facebook Icon & ISLC's hastage is #islcjmu #islcjmu // community!
Contact ISLC Chair Thomas Lavenir with any questions, comments and/or concerns you may have!


In their own words:

These are some of the many comments that previous participants have included in the anonymous conference evaluation form:

  • “We are definitely coming back next year!”
  • “The conference rocks”
  • “Very well organized, very informational, eye opening”
  • "I gained new insight, and met wonderful people”
  • “It is really educational, an entertaining and awesome place for networking“

ISLC, video courtesy of JMU University Unions' Technology and Design.