FAQs

Where are the 2017 EHFL programs being held?

EHFL programs are held at various colleges and universities around the country – please visit our Sites and Dates page for more details about the 2017 programs.

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, EHFL site locations.  Please reach out to Lisa Chang at lchang@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 EHFL program?

The EHFL registration fee is $100.  Your rooms (double occupancy), meals (except for one dinner), and program materials are included in this fee.  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 attending EHFL?

Participants stay in dormitories on the campus of their program site.  Dorm rooms are most often a traditional arrangement – 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 Lisa Chang at lchang@fte.org to inform her of the situation as early as possible to see what accommodations might be made.

What is the program schedule for the week?

The EHFL program runs Monday through Saturday of each week offered.  Check-in is anytime between 2 and 4 PM on Monday afternoon, with check-out on Saturday afternoon at 5 PM.  There is a half-day (usually on Thursday, but the day is subject to change), with time off to relax and/or sightsee in the afternoon.

For those participants whose 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 10 AM.  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?

EHFL check-in and program registration is held on Monday afternoon between 2 and 4 PM. 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 your 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 your 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 the graduate credits for my EHFL program?

Information on registering for the graduate credits through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be sent in the orientation materials approximately four weeks prior to each program.  You can also click here to learn more about 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 participate in all sessions.  Stipend checks will be mailed in August 2017, once all FTE summer programs are completed.