Communicating Liberty FAQs

Who should apply for Communicating Liberty?

FEE’s Communicating Liberty seminar is open to FEE alumni who are 18 or older and are dedicated to spreading the freedom philosophy.

How advanced is this seminar?

This seminar is for advanced alumni who are knowledgeable about the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. This seminar is intended to equip alumni with the necessary communication skills to spread their acquired knowledge to any personality type.

How much do the seminars cost?

Housing, meals, and tuition are completely free to you thanks to our generous donors. All you are responsible for is travel and any incidental spending during the seminar.

Can international students apply for college seminars?

Yes. International students are welcome to apply and attend. Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and for completing any necessary paperwork required by your country for a visa.

How do I get a visa after I am accepted?

If you need a Visa to enter the United States, contact the US Embassy or Consulate in your country and find out what options are available to you 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 you need a letter from FEE, please send the following information to cleggins@fee.org:

  • The citizenship of your passport.

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport.

I applied for a Seminar; when will I hear if I am accepted?

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 end of May at the latest.

What should I pack?

The dress code for the seminar is casual. Be sure to bring all toiletries and personal items you would need for any overnight trip.

Should I bring workout clothes/ will there be exercise facilities available?

Exercise facilities will be available for this seminar. To learn more about gym access at the conference, visit this link: http://www.emoryconferencecenter.com/atlanta-hotel-amenities.htm. You are welcome to workout during your free time, but keep in mind that the seminar days are very full, and you are expected to attend all lectures and activities.

Do we have to attend all of the lectures and discussion groups?

Yes, attendance is mandatory at all seminar activities.

Also, 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.

Will there be any pre-reading assignments?

Yes, you will receive information about reading materials via email to prepare for the seminar and introductory online seminar.

Can I receive classroom credit from my participation at the seminar?

It depends on your college or university. Check with your Dean’s office to find out if your college or university offers an independent study option. If so, you may be able to design an independent study that includes your attendance at Communicating Liberty.

All seminar participants will receive a certificate of completion.  You will also receive some pre-seminar readings, and we can work with you to find additional readings if you need them. Please contact us if you would like to receive a reading list in advance, or if you need a more robust reading list.

If your programs are free, why does the seminar confirmation ask for a credit card?

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.

In order to provide the best possible programming at no charge to our students and to respect our generous donors who fund these programs in their entirety, it is imperative that we have an accurate attendance count for each event we host. Attrition means that FEE incurs additional costs for each student in attendance, in addition to preventing students on our waiting list from attending.

To accommodate all our students and continue to provide seminars at no charge, we require that our students sign our Attrition Policy form, acknowledging that they will follow the deadlines below for opting out of a seminar.

Cancellation more than 60 days prior to a seminar – No charge

Cancellation 60 days prior a seminar - $50

Cancellation 30 days prior to a seminar - $100

Cancellation 48 hours before a seminar (including no shows at the seminar) - $200

$200 is the total cost of what it costs to host a student for one day. If you cancel within 48 hours of a seminar, you will be responsible for reimbursing FEE for the charges accrued.

Email alumni@fee.org with questions, comments, or concerns.

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Applications for FEE's 2015 seminars will be available in the winter. Please check back here then for upcoming programs!

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