FAQ

How are applicants chosen for the program?

Applicants are placed in the program on a first come-first serve basis. There is space for 25 students.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have completed an Economics for Leaders or Economic History for Leaders program in 2016.

How long is the program?

Program participants arrive Wednesday afternoon and depart Sunday morning.  They will have four full days of economic and leadership sessions.

Do I have to attend the entire program?

Yes.  Applicants are expected to attend all sessions.

What if I need to cancel?

50% of the paid program fee will be returned for all cancellations before June 1, 2017. After June 1st, refunds will no longer be given.

Who will be the on-site staff?

Participants are under the supervision of an Economics instructor, Student Administrator (SA), and Program Coordinators.  The SA oversees the students and the leadership instruction.  The instructor, along with special guest speakers, will conduct the economic classroom sessions.  The SA and PC’s are housed in the residence facilities with the students.

What should I bring to the program?

Participants will need to bring linens and towels, as well as have clothes for warmer weather during the day and cooler evening temperatures.  You will need a pair of comfortable walking shoes, as participants will do some sightseeing while in the city.  A sweater or sweatshirt is also recommended – buildings in DC are notorious for turning up the air conditioners! Some of the other suggested items include:  laptop, linens, notebook, camera, pencils/pens, and some spending money.

What if I have a special dietary restriction?

Please indicate this on your acceptance forms.  We will work with the on-site administrator to ensure he/she is aware of any restrictions.

What is the curriculum focus?

The program is an extension of economic reasoning learned in the Economics for Leaders and Economic History for Leaders programs  to contemporary and historical leadership and decision-making.  Program sessions, both in the classroom, and throughout DC, build on the  economics and leadership topics taught at EFL and EHFL.

Will I need spending money?

Students should bring incidental spending money as they will have the opportunity to visit some the capitol’s attractions.

Where will I stay?

Participants share apartments located near Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the U.S. Capitol.  FTE staff also stay in the apartments and are responsible for students during non-classroom hours. Note:  the apartments are furnished, but do NOT have linens.  Participants must bring their own sheets &  blanket (or sleeping bag) and towels.

What is the dress code?

Casual summer clothing may be worn.  However, attention to modesty and decorum consistent with serious academic purpose and visits to government offices, museums, and other public institutions is required.  Tank tops, revealing shorts, and clothing that show bare stomachs are inappropriate and should be left at home.  Bring comfortable shoes. All students should be prepared to walk a great deal between subway stops, classrooms, and public institutions, and should be prepared for heat and/or rain.

How will I get to the program from the airport?

The are many options when travelling to Washington, DC. Three area airports include Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Transportation to and from the airport is the student’s responsibility. Best options include the Metro, Uber, taxis and Super Shuttle.  The closest Metro stops to the housing facilities are Capitol South and Eastern Market (both Blue/Silver Lines).

Where will classes be held?

The program extends the EFL and EHFL experiences in that it is not confined to a college campus.  Participants will travel to various types and locations of classrooms, including many of Washington D.C.’s museums and monuments.

How will I get to the different “classrooms” during the program?

The main classroom is walking distance from the student housing. At check in, participants will be given a pre-loaded DC Metro (subway) card for travel to other venues.  Students may only be outside the apartment building or classrooms with permission of staff.