FEE seminars are transformative, life-changing experiences. Take a look at what students are saying after seminars this year:
stated the ideas presented were likely to impact their way of thinking
were confident they could explain the role of incentives, gains from trade, and subjective value
were confident they could explain the concept of rights, spontaneous order, and things seen and unseen
favored a free market economy vs government planned to promote their values
stated they were likely to attend another seminar
stated they would likely recommend FEE seminars to a friend
I learned so much. FEE had great speakers and information and great material to follow up with. I've made great connections and in some cases great friendships. Thanks for the opportunity.
My son enjoyed traveling to a new destination, it was a coming of age experience, while parents can feel confident that a child is in a safe place and gaining a great learning experience.
Reaching high school and college students with an inspiring message of liberty, character and economics, is critical to our country’s future. FEE has done a superb job of enlisting ‘newcomers’ in the crusade for free minds and free markets.
In 1971, as a college student, I attended a weekend seminar at FEE. It gave me a completely new perspective that has guided my thinking on economics ever since.
For my going into 10th grade daughter, the seminar made the ideas of economics come alive. She called me after the first night and said she had to go back next year.
Our summer camps for high school students and young professionals are designed to focus on fundamentals. We will talk about big ideas, and our goal is for students to leave with more confidence and prepared to take on the world. Our camps for kids should be a starting place on their journey to better understand the world and make more informed decisions.
Yes. International students are welcome to apply and attend. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel and for completing any necessary paperwork required by their country for a visa.
If students need a Visa to enter the United States, they will need to contact the US Embassy or Consulate in their country and find out what options are available to them and what their requirements are. Be sure to do this as soon as possible as it may take a few weeks or months to complete the process.
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All FEE seminar attendees are expected to conduct themselves as mature and responsible students. During the registration process we ask that all students sign the code of conduct which includes details about remaining on campus, staying on your designated hall, bed checks, and upholding FEE's core values (integrity, excellence, respect, accountability, creativity, and courage). Parents will be contacted and students will be asked to leave campus at their own expense if these rules are broken.
For more than 60 years, we've made the safety and well-being of our students our highest priority. All FEE seminar staff undergo background checks and the student to staff ratio is approximately 10 to 1. FEE staff and chaperones stay on campus with students. We greet our students at designated airport locations and offer chaperoned shuttle buses to and from the program site.
For high school seminars, students are supervised by our staff during the day and in the evenings they have mandatory floor checks by their assigned staff member who sleeps on the same floor. Male and female students are housed in separate housing facilities and/or floors.
Emergency communication plans are also in place, allowing us to communicate directly with parents and emergency contacts in the event of an emergency.
For college students, it depends on their college or university.
Students should check with their Dean’s office to find out if their college or university offers an independent study option. If so, they may be able to design an independent study that includes attendance at a FEE Summer Seminar.
All seminar participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar stating the number of lecture hours that they received at the seminar. They will also receive pre-seminar readings, and we can work with them to find additional readings if they need them.
FEE seminar alumni include the late Congressman and Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp, Koch Industries chairman Charles Koch, Acton Institute founder Fr. Robert Sirico, The Fund for American Studies president Roger Ream (who also served as director of seminars and is our current chairman), Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder Dick Stephenson, Atlas Economic Research Foundation president Alex Chafuen, former Heritage Foundation president Edwin Feulner, and countless others of note.
Through the FEE Alumni Network (FAN), students remain connected to FEE, receiving invitations to events near them and information about career or educational opportunities with partner organizations. To learn more about our alumni, visit our alumni spotlight page.
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