An open letter from a Capitaf alum…
John K. is an alum of the August 2018 Florida State University weeklong colloquium at Capitaf. Afterwards, he wrote an open letter to other students. In it, he shares his experience and expressing his thoughts about his time at Capitaf:
I am writing to you as I look out across the range of the blue mountains of Vermont. The view from Milton Friedman’s home on the peak is the best place to think and write. I took a chance coming here to the week-long economic seminar in the summer of 2018. The only thing that I understood at the point of acceptance was that I would be staying at the home of an influential economist. I have gained incredible knowledge, and I dare to say that this was the most influential week of my time in the Economics major. Here, we spend our mornings discussing Friedman’s economic theories while mixing in our own experiences and opinions. These friendly debates have actually changed my opinions in countless ways as other students helped “Bring me to the light” on many issues. We spend our afternoons relaxing on the mountaintop and our nights on the lake, and I’ve never experienced such a mixed group of people get along so well. The group entered the program completely in the dark and without any connection. By the end, we appreciated each other’s opinions and still meet up back in Tallahassee. Take the opportunity. This is one week that will have you challenged, and you will leave tremendously more intelligent. You will live in a random house with FSU students that are complete strangers, but you will feel ripped apart from Capitaf when it is time to leave.
Florida State University Senior