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2020 HOBY WLC (Register now!)



For more than 50 years, the HOBY World Leadership Congress has been inspiring and empowering young people to become the next generation of global leaders.

Since 1968, the HOBY World Leadership Congress (WLC) has empowered students around the world to broaden their perspective and begin to see themselves as part of something larger—the global community we all share. As the global aspect on HOBY’s Pathway to Leadership, the WLC is a weeklong program designed to empower high school juniors and seniors to become mature, cognizant leaders and active global citizens. More than 450 students from 14 countries participate in WLC each year, including Argentina, Albania, Mexico, Turkey, China, Spain, Bolivia, Taiwan, Korea, and the United Kingdom. Students leave the WLC feeling empowered and equipped with the leadership skills they need to reach their goals and make meaningful contributions to society.


At the WLC, Ambassadors have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with global leaders through keynote speeches, panels, and mentor meetings
  • Experience international diversity through mixed-culture student groups
  • Explore and exercise leadership through interactive workshops and activities
  • Participate in community service projects and field trips
  • Earn two college credits (optional)



Registration for the 18th Korean Youth Ambassadors for WLC 2020

WLC 2020 will take place July 26* to August 1, 2020, on the campus of Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
*International students will arrive on Saturday, July 25th


▶ Eligibility:

  • Students between the ages of 15 and 17 with conversational proficiency in English and an interest in leadership, global citizenship, and community service are welcome at HOBY’s World Leadership
  • Nationality: Koreans, dual-citizens, or citizens from other countries living in S. Korea


How to register

- Koreans and dual-citizens living in S. Korea or other countries, or citizens from other countries living in S. Korea should register through HOBY Korea.

  1. Go to WLC on the top menu bar and click ‘REGISTER FOR WLC’
  2. Fill out the form and submit it

- HOBY Korea’s staff will review the form and will contact candidates individually for the next step.

- Registration is open now



WLC Registration fee $1925 (for international participants): all meals, seven nights’ accommodations, program expenses including materials, entrance fees, and ground transportation during WLC including transportation to and from travel gateways to the campus.

HOBY Korea’s processing fee 600,000 Won: pre-orientation, registrations, paperwork, travel insurance, post-WLC follow-up etc.


※ Flight should be booked individually with a certain flight schedule HOBY Korea asks you to book. (Korean Airline non-stop)


※ Inquiry/Contact Info: Phone: 02-569-9600  Email: hobyk@hobykorea.com