I would agree that missing out on accidental friendships is one of the biggest drawbacks to leaving school. Although, most fellows did attend school and did make those friendships. I went for over 2 years which means that I probably made 75% of the relationships that I would’ve had if I stayed another year. That said, The Thiel Fellows are friends in the same way that freshman roommates are friends. Many live together and for a lot of fellows, these friendships are stronger than the ones they made at school since they share a lot of experiences together.