This program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check back in the future for 2021 information.
Economic History for Leaders is a cross-curricular program designed for students with a passion for history, civics, or economics.
In the Economic History for Leaders (EHFL) program university professors and mentor teachers provide in-depth, engaging lectures and fun, hands-on activities to lay out the economic explanations of pivotal events in American history. Students will also learn about the ‘economic way of thinking’, or how to use economic reasoning in their own life experiences. In addition, experienced leadership staff lead interactive sessions that are designed to encourage, motivate, and teach student participants about themselves and their role in the wider world.
EHFL lessons allow students to ‘re-live’ history by taking an active role in the choices that individuals had to make during key events – rather than just reading or hearing about it.
Program participants gain valuable opportunities to:
- elevate their resume with distinctive experiences
- practice leadership skills
- receive advanced economics and history coursework
- network for internships in Washington, D.C.
- navigate dorm life
- connect with future college friends
- experience new situations that are invaluable for college application essay writing
- enjoy a life-changing week at William and Mary
- earn college credit
Scholarships are available.
Cost and Session Information
The cost of EHFL is $1800, plus a $25 application fee. This includes lodging, meals, and course materials. All accommodations are shared rooms in on-campus housing.
The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. FTE is in close contact with our campus partners. Virtual programs will be available in the event that a campus closure requires the cancellation of in-person programming. Participants who remain in the online programs will receive a rebate for the room and board portion of the program fee. Full refunds of the program fee will be given for those who do not wish to continue with virtual programs. For participants who voluntarily withdraw, refunds will be made according to the FTE stated refund policy and schedule.
Scholarships range from $100 to $1000 and awarded on need and merit.
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