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FEE Seminars

Empower students with life-changing experiences

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Since the very first FEE seminar in 1956, over 13,000 top college and high school students have embarked on a 3-day journey of self-discovery during the summer.

Named by Forbes as one of the top educational summer programs for teens, parents and teachers trust FEE to empower future leaders with the tools for success in a safe, camp-style environment.

THE SEMINAR EXPERIENCE

What Students Can Expect

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Mind-Blowing Global Insights

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Action­able Life Advice

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In-Demand Success Tools

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Fun Games, Tours & Socials

CHALLENGE THE CONVENTIONAL MINDSET AND EXPLORE GLOBAL ISSUES THROUGH AN ECONOMIC AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LENS.

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HONE LEADERSHIP, PROBLEM SOLVING, COMMUNICATION, AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS TO HELP SHAPE YOUR CAREER.

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LEVERAGE ADVICE FROM TOP EDUCATORS AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT DURING GROUP ACTIVITIES.

Lindenwood Seminar

NAVIGATE COLLEGE LIFE, MAKE NEW FRIENDS DURING SOCIALS, AND EARN A RESUME-WORTHY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

St. Edwards Seminar

2018
STUDENTS
BY THE NUMBERS

800

ATTENDED

481+

SCHOLAR­SHIPS ACCEPTED

9

SEMINARS EXECUTED

5

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

THE SEMINAR IMPACT

What Students & Parents Are Saying

FEE seminars are transformative, life-changing experiences. Take a look at what students are saying after seminars this year:

89%

stated the ideas presented were likely to impact their way of thinking

76%+

were confident they could explain the role of incentives, gains from trade, and subjective value

67%+

were confident they could explain the concept of rights, spontaneous order, and things seen and unseen 

65%

favored a free market economy vs government planned to promote their values

70%

stated they were likely to attend another seminar

75%

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.

- Agata Fowler, Alumna
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.

- Alla Bush, Parent of Alumnus
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.

- Robert Levy, Cato Institute Chairman
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.

- Joe Forshaw, Alumnus
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.

- Mead Vest, Parent of Alumna

2018 Dates & Locations

High School Students (Ages 14-17)

National Leadership Forum

National Leadership Forum

Harding University - Searcy, AR
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018

 

Economics in the Real World

Economics in the Real World

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018

 

Chapman University

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Chapman University - Orange, CA
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

 

Ronald Reagan High School

Economics in the Real World

Ronald Reagan High School - San Antonio, TX
Monday, June 25, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018

 

Free Markets at Cedarville

The Morality of Free Markets

Cedarville University - Cedarville, OH
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

 

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Lindenwood University - St. Charles, MO
Friday, July 13, 2018 - Monday, July 16, 2018

 

University of Denver

Think Like an Entrepreneur

University of Denver - Denver, CO
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

 

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Emory University - Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018

 
College Students (Ages 18-26)

The Morality of Capitalism

The Morality of Capitalism

Clemson University - Clemson, SC
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

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Tuition
Students can secure their spot at a seminar by submitting the required $79 tuition payment during registration. Payment covers housing and meals but does NOT cover travel to and from the seminar or any incidental spending during the seminar. Students must pay tuition first in order to be eligible for any scholarships. 

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Scholarships
Limited tuition reimbursement scholarships are available for select seminars and awarded on a rolling basis. In partnership with the Staley Foundation, we also offer limited travel reimbursement scholarships. Students will be provided with instructions on how to apply for scholarships AFTER their tuition has been paid.
After students apply for a scholarship, they will be notified of their award in 2-3 business weeks. Students who are awarded a travel scholarship will be reimbursed up to $500 in travel expenses after submitting valid receipts. Students will be reimbursed AFTER completing the seminar.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

If a letter from FEE is needed, please complete this form.

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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