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Since 1991, FTE has offered unique summer programs and opportunities to outstanding student leaders interested in learning about economics and leadership principles. Over the years, reviews for our student programs have consistently ranked our Economics for Leaders (EFL) programs as ‘top-notch’, ‘wonderful’ and even ‘life-changing’.

FTE is proud to be able to continue to provide our top-ranked programs to academically motivated student leaders each summer. In addition to EFL, FTE is pleased to offer our Economic Forces in American History (EFAH) program to students who have a special interest in learning about the economic factors that shaped key decisions in American history, as well as the leadership qualities that are essential for success in our modern world.

We are excited to offer our newest student program, Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE). Our EGE program will give entrepreneurial-minded high school students the chance to examine economics from a business aspect, as well as the leadership traits needed to run a successful organization in today’s economy. A highlight of the EGE program will be the chance to meet and discuss ideas with speakers from two global leaders in the business world – Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust.

In addition to our in-person residential programs, FTE will also offer an EFL Virtual program for summer 2022. After moving all our EFL programs online due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had great success in maintaining our mission to provide unrivaled economic and leadership instruction virtually. We will continue to offer this proven synchronous virtual program in 2022.

To find out more about EFL, EFAH, EGE, or EFL Virtual and how to apply, please click on the links to the right.