International Student Leadership Conference


Each year hundreds of students from all over the world come together to take part in the International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC), where they learn not only about Operation Smile but also how to meet challenges and take confident steps towards leadership in their own communities.

This week-long conference is held in a different city each year, attracting students from more than 30 countries and is open to students aged 15-18. Attendees hear inspiring speakers, share their insights, overcome obstacles and learn what it takes to make a difference.



  • Learn more about Operation Smile and the role you can play.
  • Meet like-minded students, volunteers from all over the world.
  • Develop personal skills including leadership and teamwork.
  • Hear from exciting speakers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Have fun and experience a new city.

Takes place every July. Registrations open in October. $800 registration fee (includes lodging, meals and costs associated with activities during the conference). Does not include your airfare.

We hope to see you there this/next summer!


Find out more about the ISLC!

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“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President