PQMD Member Operation Smile Hosts International Student Leadership Conference

Students Develop Leadership Skills and Learn About Helping Those in Developing Countries


This photo features the 2017 ISLC Cleft Panel (students on stage) in Rome, Italy, made up of student sponsors and student participants who were born with a cleft condition. (Photo courtesy: Operation Smile)

From July 15 – 21, Operation Smile Student Programs will be hosting more than 400 high school students from around the world for the 28th annual International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC).

This year the week-long conference will be held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ISLC helps students develop and strengthen their leadership skills and character, provides training on how to help those in developing countries, as well as exposes them to different cultures.

Each year at ISLC a flag ceremony is held to celebrate students coming together from about 20 different countries each of which is represented on stage. (Photo courtesy: Operation Smile)


Attendees will hear inspiring speakers share their insights on the topics of leadership, overcoming
obstacles and what it means to make a difference; they’ll also meet like-minded people committed to making a difference in the lives of children with cleft lip and cleft palate.





For more information about Student Programs and ISLC, please visit http://studentprograms.operationsmile.org/islc2019/