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Bates College through the eyes of a junior returning from abroad


Interviews started this week to become a leader for AESOP. This is a big deal around here. If you are an AESOP leader than you get to come back to Bates early, move in, have fun meeting old friends during leadership training, and then take out a bunch of freshmen on a camping trip.

Every year a lot of people apply to become an AESOP leader. Everyone has great memories from freshman year and their AESOP experience, and everyone knows that some of the best times to be at Bates is during those first few days of leaderhsip training. Becoming an AESOP leader is competative but filling out all the applications is worth it.

One of my favorite memories from college was during freshman orientation during my sophomore year. All the AESOP leaders had a few days of nothing to do after they had finished their camping trips. One beautiful day, some of my friends took me to the beach and taught me how to surf. We were all really bad but the waves were fantastic. At the end of the day we were just body surfing and dunking each other and when it was all over we picked up some burritos from our favorite Mexican joint.

August is a great time to be in Maine, there is an amazing atmosphere on campus, and everything feels right with the world.



March 9, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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