Q: What does ISLC stand for?
A: International Student Leadership Conference
Q: Who can attend the conference/ISLC?
A: ISLC participants are students from the United States and other countries who are currently studying in a US higher education institution. Other individuals can attend but we will NOT be able to provide assistance with:
Q: Do you provide any transportation assistance?
A: Due to liability reasons, we cannot provide any transportation.
Q: What have previous ISLC attendees said about the conference?
A: "Continue to do what you are doing!" "I had an awesome time!" "I loved it!" These are a few of the comments we heard from last year's participants. They also indicated that the thing they enjoyed the most about the conference was the opportunity to interact and meet a diversity of individuals from all around the world. The majority of participants indicated that they would attend next year's conference, and the remainder either said they were graduating or that they would opt to give up their seat for someone else from their association to attend next year. Ibrahim Dabo from BCC has written this article and Hilda Mwang from Towson University has written this article.
Q: How much does it cost to attend the conference?
A: The early registration fee is $35 per person, which includes all meals and activities, but not housing. Early registrations must be received by March 1, 2010. The registration fee will then increase to $50 per person. Registration for the conference and hotel reservations will not be accepted/processed after March 10 5pm.
Q: Is the cost of lodging included in the ISLC registration fee?
A: No, but we have made the necessary arrangements with the Harrisonburg Best Western to offer hotel rooms for $55/room/night (regardless of the number of nights spent there). These rooms will accommodate up to 4 individuals of the same gender.
Q: Is it important to attend Friday night?
A: YES!! The activities for Friday evening are designed to promote interaction between all students. These activities are normally energetic and loaded with fun!!
Q: Where should I go to when I arrive in Harrisonburg, VA?
A: You can check in at the Best Western Hotel after 3 p.m. Then you can proceed to conderence site to check in at registration between 6 – 8 p.m.
Q: How do I check in to the Best Western Hotel?
A: The Best Western Hotel is looking forward to your arrival. They have a list of colleges/universities attending the ISLC and the registered number of rooms for your school. Just let them know your school name!
Q: Will we be billed for the Hotel rooms?
A: No. You have already paid for your rooms when ISLC received your registration information. The only thing you might be charged with is damage to the rooms, long distance phone calls, and any movies purchased. Tips for the cleaning staff are also not included in the registration/housing fee.
Q: When do I need to check out of the Hotel?
A: Check out time is noon (12 p.m.).
Q: What are the directions to the Best Western Hotel and to the conference sites?
A: Follow this link
Q: Will you provide breakfast on Saturday morning?
A: Yes! Breakfast will be provided Saturday morning.
Q: What is there to do Saturday evening after the conference?
A: Harrisonburg is filled with great restaurants and places to hang out on a Saturday night. You might find the following Shopping and Dining brochure helpful.
For more information, please contact:
Thomas Lavenir, Assistant Director
International Student and Scholar Services
Office of International Programs
James Madison University
JMAC 6, Suite 23
Harrisonburg, VA 22807