Chirayu Baral ’19 of Thane, India, shares his amazement at how easy it is to develop close relationships with Bates faculty.

“They’re willing to listen to you,” says Baral, an economics and politics major, “and they’re willing to accept that they could be wrong and a freshman could be right.”

“They hold Ph.D.s from prized institutions around the world, but they interact with you with a sense of humility.”

Video by Phyllis Graber Jensen