Hundreds of young thinkers have been on (and been thrilled by) Freedom Week. If you are unsure about applying, here is what they have to say about the experience:
"I decided to apply for Freedom Week in my final year of school, and given that I was only just old enough to apply and had never labelled myself a libertarian, I was surprised to be selected for such a prestigious course. I arrived expecting to feel out of my depth - but I needn’t have worried. The lectures were great, touching on a wide range of areas, and everyone was really friendly, quickly forming a tight knit group. Coming from an economics background, I relished the chance to explore some of the philosophical and political implications of libertarian ideas; and as everyone on the Week came from different backgrounds and areas of study, the discussion groups were filled with many interesting (and often different!) opinions.
Between these experiences, and the numerous social events and nights out that filled the week; I had an amazing time, coming away with a group of really great friends and a wider perspective on many issues I previously hadn’t thought about."
"I applied to Freedom Week not expecting to get in. So when I did I was overjoyed! I was nervous at first, not knowing anyone else on the Week, but the people were all so friendly and good fun.
Having the lectures in beautiful Cambridge was amazing, and we played just as hard as we worked, (if not harder) going out almost every night. Friends and memories were made that will remain with me for life. I would do it again in a trice."
"I applied to Freedom Week during my gap year and was delighted to find out that my application had been successful. Freedom Week was truly an incredible experience for me and was where I was able to attend insightful lectures in a beautiful setting in Cambridge. The lectures were extremely broad and covered topics such as the uprising of far-right groups and a classical liberal approach to immigration. Since there are not many people who’re lucky enough to attend, you really get to make the most of asking such prestigious economists and speakers about their views on a much more personal level than you may be able to otherwise.
I made some really close friendships with people over the course of the week, and there was plenty of opportunity to experience the beautiful town and nightlife which Cambridge offers. I have already been and will continue to recommend this experience to anybody interested in enriching their views and meeting other young people from around the world."