Communicating Liberty is our advanced seminar for those who have a firm understanding of the principles of liberty and the free market and who wish to be active promoters of those ideas. We are looking for students who have attended FEE or IHS Seminars (or similar programs through Mises, Cato, or the Clemson Institute), have a solid understanding of the economic and philosophic arguments for liberty, and are actively engaged in spreading those ideas.
Yes. A lot of time and money go into planning and executing these seminars and many students who would like to attend are turned away due to space limitations. Please plan to attend and actively participate in all lectures and activities. If you cannot attend all of the session, please let us know so a waitlisted can go in your place.
Yes. International students are welcome to apply and attend. However, you are responsible for your own travel and for completing any necessary paperwork required by your country for a visa.
We are also working on a new webinar program that will be designed specifically for international students to help get you the high quality content of our seminars without the cost of travel! The program will be available in a few months, so keep checking back for details and "Like" our Facebook page for announcements about the program!
Yes. You do not need to be currently enrolled in college to attend. Our preferred age range for seminars is 18-24, however, we will make occasional exceptions based on the quality of the application.
No. We encourage students of any political ideology to apply as long as they have an interest in openly and respectfully exploring these ideas.
FEE College Seminars are open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 who are interested in learning about the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. We encourage people who are new to these ideas to apply and all we ask is that you are respectful, intellectually curious about these ideas, and willing to engage in the lectures and discussions.
You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar stating that you participated in 17.5 hours of lecture. It is up to you to contact your school to inquire about the seminar counting for classroom credit.
Exercise facilities will depend on the location of the seminar, please refer to the travel page for updates on which locations will have gym access. You are of course welcome to run or workout during you free time, but keep in mind that the seminar days are very full and you are expected to attend all lectures and activities.
The dress code for the seminar is business casual. Be sure to bring all toiletries and personal items you would need for any overnight trip. To see if you need to bring linens, please refer to your seminar location on the travel page. We also recommend that you bring a notebook to take notes during the lectures.
Students are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we receive many applications, so it may take a few weeks for us to get back to you. You will hear back by the middle of April at the latest.
The credit card is required as part of our Attrition Policy, so you will only be charged if you cancel your attendance too close to the deadline.