FAQs

Where are 2017 EFL programs being held?

2017 EFL programs are being held at various colleges and universities around the country – please visit our Sites and Dates page for more information on program locations.

A program that I wish to attend is closed to further enrollment. Does the FTE maintain a wait list for closed programs?

Wait lists are kept for some, but not all site locations.  Please reach out to Haley Sisler at hsisler@fte.org to find out if your program of interest is maintaining a wait list prior to submitting your registration.

What is the cost of the EFL program?

The EFL registration fee is $100.  Included in this registration fee is room (double occupancy), board (except for one evening meal), and program materials. Participants interested in a single room can sign up for this option during the registration process for an additional charge of $100. Transportation to and from the program site, including all expenses associated with travel, are the responsibility of the participant.

Where do participants stay while at EFL?

Participants stay in dormitories on the campus of their program site.  Dorm rooms are most often a traditional set up – two participants of the same gender per room, with a communal bathroom down the hall.  If the site you have chosen has a different set up (i.e. suite style), you will be notified in the orientation materials emailed to you four weeks before the start of the program.

What is included in the dorm rooms?

Dorm rooms include a bed, closet, desk and chair.  Linens are provided for the week and include a set of sheets, blanket, pillow and pillowcase, as well as a bath towel and hand towel.  We encourage  participants to bring a sweatshirt or sweater, as air conditioned dorms can become cool at night (and sometimes individual rooms do not have their own thermostat).  You’re also welcome to bring extra towels or blankets if you wish.

Additional items such as fans and refrigerators are not included in the dorm rooms.  If you have a medical  reason for such an item, please contact Haley Sisler at hsisler@fte.org to inform her of the situation as early as possible and see what accommodations might be made.

What is the program schedule for the week?

The EFL program runs Monday-Saturday of each week offered.  Check in is from 2pm-4pm on Monday afternoon, with check out on Saturday afternoon at 5pm.

For those participants who’s schedule will not allow them to travel home on Saturday evening, FTE provides the option for participants to stay over on Saturday night and check out Sunday morning by 11am.  This option is available for an additional $50 charge and must be selected on the registration form.

When do I need to arrive at the program site?

EFL check-in and program registration is held on Monday afternoon from 2-4pm.  All participants, including commuters, need to check in at that time.

I can’t get there on the first day until 2 hours after you have started.  Can I still get the university credit?

No, participants must be in attendance at all sessions to be eligible for university credit.  Please plan you travel so that you can be there at the start and finish of the program.

I must leave early to catch my flight home, can I still get university credit?

No, participants must be in attendance at all sessions to be eligible for university credit.  Please plan you travel so that you can be there at the start and finish of the program.

Can I leave the program early?

Everyone who participates in FTE programs is expected to stay for the full duration of the program.  Should you leave early or not attend all scheduled sessions, you will be ineligible to receive the optional graduate credit and fail to receive your course completion certificate.

How do I register for graduate credit for my EFL program?

Information on graduate credits through the University of Colorado is sent with orientation materials approximately four weeks prior to each program.  You can also click here to learn more on registering for credit.

How are commuter stipends awarded?

Commuter stipends are available for participants who commute to campus each day of the program (not staying in dormitories).  To earn an available commuter stipend, participants must attend and actively participant in all sessions.  Stipend checks will be mailed in August 2017, once all summer programs are complete.