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How to Apply

Once you have taken a look through the trip descriptions and have a good idea of where you’d like to go, head on over to Garnet Gateway to fill out your AESOP Application. (Note: This will open in early June). We ask that you pick your top five choices (in order of preference), as well as your preferred level of trip. The Coordinators will work hard to ensure that every participant has the opportunity to be on a trip of their choice, so the more information you can provide, the better able we are to help meet your preferences.


Cost

The cost of attending AESOP is $300.  This fee will be billed directly to your student account.  If you feel you need assistance in covering this fee, please email firstyearstudents@bates.edu.


Varsity Athletes

All entering students will participate in an AESOP trip. Fall athletes will participate at the discretion of their coaches, so athletes should check with their respective coaches to see if they are able to participate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at aesop@bates.edu.


T-Shirts

Every year, we make a special T-shirt for the AESOP program that features the artwork of one of our very own student leaders.  These shirts are always popular and will probably become one of your most favorite articles of clothing.  In fact, it’s not uncommon to see seniors walking around still wearing their well-worn first-year AESOP shirt around campus.  T-shirts are included with the total cost and are available when you arrive on campus.


Registration for AESOP will happen on Garnet Gateway in the beginning of June. Pick your top 5 choices for trips and submit your application before June 24th. Make sure you read the trip descriptions and leader bios to find the trip for you! You can find that information here: https://www.bates.edu/orientation/trips/

 

Find Garnet Gateway here: https://www.bates.edu/garnet-gateway/

 

We will update this page again when the application goes live.


Questions?  Contact us at aesop@bates.edu