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Pebble Beach, California
Do what makes the better story. Respect things. Do things that terrify you.
Sussex, New Jersey
“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”
“Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I was a research assistant, looking into finance for adaptation to climate change...
Zuri De Souza
Someone once asked me what I wanted to do after COA and I joked that I wanted to build airports and now I’m pretty sure I actually do want to build something.
Painted Post / Corning, New York
First it was the wolf, then it was the dolphin, and now I don’t think about it so much. Every creature has its value to me.
Everyone here truly loves to learn. Not to mention we have a gorgeous National Park to explore in our backyard.
I really liked COA’s approach to education and I felt I could get everything and more I hoped to get out of college here.
South Sutton, New Hampshire
Working for Buildings and Grounds has given me lots of favorite discussions/lectures.
I want to know how we think as we are looking at something, and how to tap into that process.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Last year I worked in Admissions working on the COA Newsworthy website and designing admissions material.
A hands-on experience is really important to me so I love going out into the field and collecting my own data.
I would love to own a cinema.
...I then created clay vessels for my products, as well as basic cook and dish ware.
North Hampton, Massachusetts
I really wanted a school where I could follow my own path as learner and not be put into any "track".
Honduras & Costa Rica
After COA I will take a gap year working in with an NGO in Latin America and then I plan to go to graduate school.
I have really enjoyed every single class I've taken so far. I loved my Human Ecology Core Course with John Anderson.
I’ve enjoyed the hands-on work involved with some of my science classes. Entomology, Bryology, Lichen Biology, and Plant Systematics all involved final, properly curated collections.
Pleasantville, New York
I want to see all of the United States. I have never been to the midwest or the deep south and I would love to experience the cultures there.
...when I visited COA, it just felt right.
I’ve never really had heroes. I respect a lot of people, but not in a Bette Midler “did you ever know that you’re my heeerrrooo” kind of way.
I admire people who have somehow helped others in their societies and personal contexts.
Happiness is self-confidence and the feeling of being supported and enjoyed by those around you.
Julia De Santis
Nature of Narrative has been my favorite class. Although it was by far the most challenging class I have ever taken...
I chose to go into the MDI Hospital's Emergency Room and observe what usually goes on/shadow nurses as they attended to patients.
I can't fathom what made a sunshine loving California city girl come to Maine. Except the wonderful people.
I am in the process of writing a play that will draw mostly from real life examples, condemning discrimination and spotlighting the importance of Human Rights...
I have enjoyed all my classes. The Human Ecology Core course was one of my favorites.
My favorite class was Femininity and Masculinity go to School: Gender, Power & Education with Bonnie Tai...
I have practical experience, as the class is based on doing a project, rather than memorizing theories.
We had professors visit our class from different resource areas to talk about time and literature, time and biology, time and physics, time and philosophy...
I love studying agriculture and anthropology...
My favorite projects have been the nonacademic student theatrical productions I have been involved in.
I love to eat pancakes. I also like to cook them. Making bagels is lots of fun.
My favorite class has been Introduction to the Legal Process. It was exciting to delve into the details of our legal system...
Santa Cruz, CA
After my internship this past summer, where I was researching ecological pest management techniques, I realized that doing research is something I really enjoy.
I chose to do my undergraduate degree in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic because of the freedom with responsibility...
My favorite project was our personal case analysis for Adolescent Psychology.
“Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!”
Conway, New Hampshire
Next summer, I want to intern with Outward Bound Minnesota...
My favorite class at COA has definitely been Gardens and Greenhouses.
Latin America is the region that I am more interested in.
Willits, Northern California
I will most likely do multiple internships while I am at COA.
I like that COA understands that 'disciplines' aren't reflective of how the world works, and that everything in life cannot be viewed individually...
I'm a science geek, but I also love music. I like that I can meld the two at COA.
I chose to come to COA because there is a great community here...
Western Mass & Kalamazoo, MI
I grew up going to small schools in small towns and I loved (and still love) the sense of community.