International Students

The Foundation for Teaching Economics welcomes students from around the world who seek a unique opportunity to learn about economics principles and leadership skills.
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The Economics for Leaders Virtual program will be offered through an online format covering the same topics and activities as our in-person EFL program. The virtual program will be conducted synchronously, and students need to attend online each day. Programs run from 11:30am Eastern Time until 4:30pm Eastern Time. Please consider the necessary time change for your international location in order to participate. 

Language proficiency requirements apply for EFL Virtual. 

Language Proficiency

Students who struggle with English listening, speaking, reading, or writing skills will find that their challenges with the language itself can present significant obstacles to their learning and interaction in the program. Determining your level of English language proficiency is essential to a successful outcome at FTE programs. All EFL, EFL Virtual, EFAH, and EGE programs require competency in English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 

To demonstrate your language proficiency, you will be asked to provide one of the following exam results as an upload to your program application: 

  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Exam 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
  • Person Academic Test of English 
  • SAT I Critical Reading/ACT-English 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
  • Duolingo English Test minimum score of 120 

International applicants who have completed a course of study at a school in the United States, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, or another school where classes are conducted in English, are considered to have met the level of English proficiency required and do not need to submit additional documentation. 

Additional Questions 

Please contact us via email at admissions@fte.org, or by phone at 530.757.4630 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm PST) with any questions.