My son received his letter of appointment. He went to STEM and NASS and loved being at the Naval Academy. As his mother, I think he would thrive there and that it is a good fit. He plans to visit in March to make his final decisions regarding where he will go. However, he is talking to two people he knows from his high school that are in their Plebe year. They are discouraging him, telling him what a hard time they are having.... What I want to know is what is college life at the Naval Academy like after Plebe Year? Is there any fun? Are they allowed to go off campus on weekends? Do you make the best friends of your life? What is study abroad like? As Naval Academy students, are they invited off campus for outside events to represent the Academy? We need to be able to tell my son about the priveleges of this great place!