FEI Handbook and Leadership for a Democratic Society Information
Location and Travel Information
The FEI campus is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the University of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located approximately two hours southwest of Washington, DC, FEI is removed from the constant interruptions of daily work. The 14-acre campus is in the heart of a bustling university community surrounded by beautiful woods and rolling hills.
Participants stay in comfortable private guest rooms and enjoy complete food and beverage services. Programs are presented in fully equipped, on-site classrooms. Recreational amenities include the Alumni Fitness Center and aerobics room. In addition to the Library nook in the Virginia Study, there are quiet spaces for walking, relaxing, and conversing. All facilities used for programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. Charlottesville is surrounded by natural and historic attractions and was the home of three of the nation's first five presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
FEI is located near Thomas Jefferson’s "academical village" at the University of Virginia and his home at Monticello. This site is ideal to contemplate the democratic values expressed by the nation’s founding fathers – a key ingredient in the Institute’s residential programs. This environment allows participants freedom from the day-to-day responsibilities of the workplace, so they can devote their full attention to the demanding requirements of the intensive research-based programs.
Federal Executive Institute
1301 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Driving distance from Washington, DC: 110 miles (2.5 hours) Google Map
- Northeast Corridor 3
- Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chantilly, Virginia - Driving distance to FEI: 99 miles (2 hours and 15 minutes)
- Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, VA - Driving distance to FEI: 8 miles (17 minutes)
- Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia - Driving distance to FEI: 80 miles (1 hour 25 minutes)
Charlottesville Area Resources
Area Shopping and Services
There is a shopping center with a wide assortment of stores and other services (Post Office, dry cleaning, bank, pharmacy, etc.) within walking distance of the FEI campus.