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Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Fulbright Program Suspended as Bates Alums Scramble to Return Home

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated two weeks ago, daily life in America and in many countries around the world abruptly changed. In a matter of days, sporting events were cancelled, colleges and universities closed, and stringent travel bans put into place. As challenging as these changes may have ...

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad

Katharine Sgarro

January 30, 2013

As the off-campus study application deadline approaches (February 1st), many Batesies are anxiously weighing their options. Study abroad continues to be very popular at Bates – over 60 percent of juniors study abroad every year. Evan Binder ’14 reflects on his experience. Binder, a politics major, sp...

My Bates-funded trip to Patagonia, Argentina

My Bates-funded trip to Patagonia, Argentina

Catherine Tuttle

January 16, 2013

I first heard about the Bates Barlow Grant from a now-alumni friend that traveled back to Germany during February break of his senior year to conduct research for his history thesis. When he told me about the unreal deal (Bates paying for him to return to his study abroad country to peruse museums, stay in hostels, and meet fellow travelers), I knew I had to f...

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