WLC - Program

Dates and Location

The 2018 World Leadership Congress (WLC) will take place July 21 – 28, 2018 at Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus, overlooking Lake Michigan.

What you can expect:

When you attend the World Leadership Congress, you can expect to:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Explore what it means to be a global citizen in today’s world
  • Meet other amazing students from around the US and the world
  • Identify your personal values and goals
  • Participate in Community Service Projects
  • Interact with today’s leaders from a variety of fields
  • Collaborate with other students on team challenges
  • Build a global network of students, volunteers and leaders
  • Discover how you can make a positive impact on the world


Earn College Credits - New for 2018! (optional)

HOBY is proud to partner with nationally-ranked George Mason University (GMU) to offer two (2) college credits for participants in the World Leadership Congress.


At the conclusion of the WLC, the ambassadors demonstrated leadership skills and program submissions will be evaluated, and two (2) pass/fail credits as part of GMU’s Special Topics in Leadership course will be awarded for successfully completing and submitting all WLC program requirements.

Please Note: This is an optional element for Ambassadors. There is an additional tuition cost of $200.00. This fee is established by George Mason University and will be forwarded directly to George Mason University by HOBY with proof of student’s successful completion of the program.


Click here to see highlights of the 2017 World Leadership Congress


Program Tuition

The program registration fee for the World Leadership Congress is all-inclusive and covers all of your program materials, on-campus accommodations, meals, program t-shirts, ground transportation from your travel gateway to campus, related program transportation, and all social activities.

Participants are responsible for their own travel cost to and from Chicago and any individual spending money for the onsite HOBY Store, luggage fees and any other incidental expenses.

The registration fee for the 2018 World Leadership Congress is $1,825 USD.

Learn how you can enroll today, Click Here


HOBY alumni and volunteers are invited to join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the WLC

July 26, 2018
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

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Please note: If you’re planning to attend the HOBY Homecoming, this event is included in the package price of that event.



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