Session Dates and Fees
All courses offered focus on academics, as students select a concentration of their choice for each two-week session. Subjects are wide ranging, and we offer different academic concentrations in both locations. The total number of academic teaching is 24 hours for the duration of the program. At the core of the ILSA program students participate in a series of courses focused on increasing your social network, leadership, and conquering the university application process.
2017 Ivy League Summer Academy Session Dates:
- Session 1: Accommodated at Harvard Law School – July 2-15, 2017
- Session 2: Accommodated at Yale University – July 16-29, 2017
Tuition for ILSA Session 1: $4,650.00 USD
Tuition for ILSA Session II: $4,200.00 USD
Tuition for both ILSA sessions: $8,400.00 USD
The fee includes accommodations, breakfast, most lunches & dinner daily, lectures, seminars, excursions, and cultural activities.
For more information, please scroll down to read more on the Ivy League Summer Academy and call 1.855.812.8219.
Ivy League Summer Academy Course Listings
This program will give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the traditional Ivy League university environment. More than 30 hours of classroom and workshop time will be included in each session. High school students will also gain a better understanding of the variety of subjects offered when applying for university admission, as well as learn about the university application process. In addition, students work on personal statements and admission interviews. The following concentrations are available on Session I at Harvard Law School: Political Science & Government, and Business & Management. Session II at Yale University offers Innovation & Leadership, and Natural Sciences.
Political Science & Government: Are you interested in learning how governments work, how to develop policy, conduct research, and analyze data? Many fields including national security, law, journalism, and teaching benefit from a background in political science. You might attend classes on American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public law, and public policy. Throughout the track you will advance your oral and written communication skills as you problem solve and collaborate with your diverse classmates.
Business & Management: Businesses are moving the world. Good ideas are creating outstanding companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, and Marriott, and products and services such as iPhone, Amazon.com, and Virgin Airlines are changing our personal lives. But how is it possible to develop such ideas and create such companies, products, services, and brands? You want to find out more about what business really is, and possibly start-up your own? The Business and Management track would be ideal for you, as we will work with you on all the exciting and important aspects of inventing, operating, and growing a business. You might even find out whether you would like to study business management or entrepreneurship at the university level.
Innovation & Leadership: This track will equip students with the knowledge and skills to opening their own business, as well as creatively thinking about problem-solving and strategy. Through simulations and case studies, students will expand their leadership skills and become more confident and experienced as they prepare for career and college in the enterprising field of business innovation.
Natural Sciences: The study of living things is an exciting and rapidly developing subject area. This track is for students contemplating a career in biology, physics, chemistry, medicine, or related areas of life science. Students will experience a broad exposure to scientific processes and discoveries and develop a deeper understanding of modern science.
A great advantage of joining Ivy League Summer Academy is the full schedule of excursions and activities, there’s truly never a dull moment. Ivy League Summer Academy excursions are designed to engage participants in their geographical surroundings, gain an understanding of regional cultures, and share amazing memories with a new group of international friends!
Delegates attending Session I will have the chance to visit historic sites and museums including:
- John Adams Courthouse – Historic courthouse and home to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court
- Museum of Science – Learn about engineers’ successes and their incredible inventions, consider energy saving techniques to apply to your own business, interact with post-modern designs, and study human exploration
- Boston City Tour – Discover the Freedom Trail and explor Quincy Market
- Plimoth Plantation – Visit the re-creation of a 17th century English village built by the pilgrims. Engage with costumed role players portraying actual residents of the historic Plymouth Colony
- Fenway Park – Cheer hard for the Boston Red Sox and enjoy a Major League Base game
Session II delegates will travel to vibrant New York City and fully immerse themselves in what this exciting destination has to offer including:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Broadway Show
- Statue of Liberty
- Financial District
Session II delegates have the opportunity to visit Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. This living history museum portrays coastal life at an historic seaport. During the day, delegates will visit the Olde Mistick Village for some retail therapy or to cool down with homemade ice cream.
Housing and Student Life
Delegates will stay on campus in Dane Hall or similar, located at Harvard Law School, closely located to Harvard Square. Staying in single rooms with shared bathrooms, delegates will have access to wireless internet, coin-operated laundry facilities, and space for private study in their rooms. Accommodation is located within walking distance of classes, providing the perfect atmosphere US college student life.
Delegates will experience authentic US college life by staying in the student accommodation of Yale University. Throughout the 2-week program, delegates of Session II will be accommodated at Rosenfeld Hall or similar. Part of Timothy Dwight College, one of the twelve residential colleges on campus, accommodation will be in a twin room with shared bathroom facilities located in easy reach of classrooms. With 24/7 security and the leafy grounds, delegates have a safe and pleasant learning environment for their study abroad program.
Delegates enjoy a cafeteria-style meals in a college dining hall. Breakfast is primarily ‘continental style’ with choices such as cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, coffee, and tea. Delegates can also choose from a hot cooked breakfast. Multiple options are available at dinner, including a vegetarian dish and a salad bar. Some meals will be eaten off campus, giving delegates the opportunity to socialize with their fellow students and develop long -lasting friendships. Students are responsible for some of their own lunches. These can be purchased at a university snack bar or at any of the many sandwich shops, small restaurants, and coffeehouses near campus.
STAFF AND SUPERVISION
All our programs have central offices open daily from breakfast until midnight where students can seek advice and answers to their questions. The Program Director and residential staff members live in the same residence as the students, ensuring availability and care around the clock.
Harvard grounds are patrolled by 24/7 security, as well as delegates key card restricted access provide a safe and pleasant learning environment for this study abroad program.
- Fill out an online application form and make the non-refundable 250 USD deposit. (Refunded if applicant is not accepted)
- Upon being accepted you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance which can be paid at a later date.
- All remaining balances must be paid at least 2 months prior to the start of the program. If you are applying to a program within 3 months before the start date, full payment or establishment of a payment plan will be required with the application.
- You can choose between the following payment options:
- Paypal (Surcharge of 2.5% of the whole invoice amount)*
- Credit Card (Surcharge of 2.5% of the whole invoice amount)*
- Bank Transfer (No extra charges apply from our side)
- Check (This option is available for accepted applicants from North America only. Please mail payment to WorldStrides CBL Programs, P.O. Box 6276, Charlottesville, VA 22906-6275)
*Paypal charges up to 4.4% of the invoice amount for all transactions. We cover all fees above the 2.5% surcharge.