About ILSI | Ivy League Summer Institute

About Ivy League Summer Institute


College and university students can study as part of ILSI on the campus of Harvard Law School (Wasserstein Hall) and Columbia University for the duration of the two-week program offered by CBL International.

At CBL International, we have been offering outstanding summer study abroad programs in prominent locations, including the UK, UAE, China, Australia, India, Vietnam, and more.

Our experienced team composes cutting edge courses every year involving great academics from universities around the world and faculty from prestigious academic institutions. ILSI includes fantastic courses that are lead by faculty members including professors, university lecturers, university researchers, PhD candidates, as well as professionals from various U.S. Ivy League universities. Additionally, we offer cultural excursions, thrilling evening talks, fun-filled evening activities, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all over the world attending this great summer course.

Each two-week session also includes a Corporate Day where we will bring you to international institutions, famous sites, maybe a court, law firm, bank, or one of the impressive corporations headquartered in New York City.

Choose your own topics from the fields of International Politics & Law, Innovation & Leadership, or Speech & Debate. Meet new friends from all over the world with like-minded students participating in this once in a lifetime experience. In addition to the two-week session in the U.S., you can attend for a total of 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks at our sister programs in Cambridge and Oxford in the U.K.

Cambridge Summer Institute (CSI) offers programs on International Business & Management, International Relations & Politics, History, and Business & Legal English. This program is offered jointly with Magdalene College (University of Cambridge). Additionally, in Oxford we offer the Summer Institute at Oriel College jointly with Oriel College (University of Oxford). This program offers courses on International Economics, International Law, Business & Legal English, and Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE).

In case you have any younger friends or siblings in high school who might also be interested in studying abroad in the U.K. or U.S., please find more information here about our Oxford & Cambridge Summer Academy or Ivy League Summer Academy.

Meet Our Team

Faculty Members

Our university program courses are taught by well-qualified lecturers, tutors, and professors from various U.S. Ivy League academic institutions, many of whom hold PhDs in your chosen field of study. The stimulating lectures are always the highlight of the program.

Program Director

The ILSI Program Director supervises all academic aspects of the program as well as all field trips, excursions, activities, and weekend trips.

Our directors have extensive experience in conducting and leading academic programs and are especially trained in managing students attending university programs abroad.

Residential Advisors

Residential Advisors (RA) are assisting the Program Director and all Assistant Program Directors in running and conducting the ILSI programs. They are the first point of contact for delegates in guiding and resolving any issues that may arise.

Our Delegates

ILSI university program courses attract participants worldwide from all walks of life including undergraduate students, graduate students, and even working professionals. As we offer one of the most well rounded programs, many students have enjoyed the break from their day-to-day activities by spending two weeks with ILSI.


Ivy League Summer Institute (ILSI) is a program designed, offered, and operated by CBL International, a renowned provider of educational study abroad programs worldwide. In addition to offering programs in the U.S., we also offer programs in Cambridge and Oxford in the U.K.

We are not affiliated with Harvard University in any way. All academic and accommodation facilities are leased at Harvard Law School for the duration of the program.

Application Process

Applying for an Ivy League Summer Institute Program is simple.

You can either fill out our online application form or download and complete the PDF application form.

If you have additional questions, contact our Academic Advisors at info@cbl-international.com or call them at +44 (0) 1865 236 580. They will gladly guide you through your various options and assist with your booking.