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Welcome Letter from Verónica

Verónica Fonseca Maldonado, Instructor

“Nelson Mandela once said, ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’ He was so right. When you make the effort to speak someone else’s......Read More

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia 2019-20, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Indonesia 2019-20, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board! As you’ll soon discover, this group blog and message board is a valuable forum for: Introductions by staff and participants Addressing all questions regarding packing and trip preparation Posting live updates......Read More

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Saying Farewell

Jesse and Ling, Instructor

Today, our group started a new chapter in their lives. Our program has come to an end but each student begins their own individual adventures. Today, we said our goodbyes to Luke who flies off to Taiwan to be with family; Michael who is off to relax......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2018-19

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Travels in Agra, Ladakh, and Delhi

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of BYIndia 2018/19, Please find the below travel schedule for the group’s spring adventures! Note that student phones generally do not work in Ladakh, so be prepared for some interruption in your regular communication......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Bridge Year Bolivia Unaffected by Recent...

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of Bridge Year Bolivia, This morning at 1 AM, there was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck approximately 55 kilometers (34 mi) south of the city of Cochabamba. No damages or casualties have been reported and all students,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Arrival Information and Participant FAQs

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Hi there, We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Senegal in just a few days! We’re sure you’re busy wrapping up your work, preparing for the program, and packing! We would like to share a few points based on common questions received......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Senegalese Current Events and Politics

Samba & Jenny, Instructor

You may wish to check out some of the latest current events in Senegal as you pack your bags for West Africa. One of the country’s top news sites is: seneweb.com. We’ve also linked to some recent articles in English below in the......Read More

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Theme: Music and Mysticism

Jenny, Dragons Admin

It has been great to see your introductions and responses to the posts on the Yak board. We look forward to taking these conversations further during the course. As you are preparing to travel in the coming days, we would like to post a few thoughts......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Les Cadeaux (Gifts!)

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Hi Everybody! Many of you have asked questions about bringing gifts for homestay families, what gifts are appropriate, and how many might be needed. We’ve “present“-ed some more details below— please feel free to email us with......Read More

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Sketches of Senegal: A Tentative Itinerary

Jenny & Samba, Instructor

Salaam aleykum! Without further ado, we would like to share our “Tentative Itinerary” with you. The “Tentative” label is a cornerstone of our philosophy and reflects how flexible, adaptable, and alive an adventure with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Cordillera de los Frailes Trek

Jenny, Dragons Admin

The group has been planning our Cordillera de los Frailes Trek and leaves Sucre tomorrow morning. Here is our tentative itinerary: Day 1: Mon, Jan 14 Leave Sucre at 6:30am and head to Chataquila Begin trek at Chataquila and walk to cave......Read More

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Heading to Uttarakhand!

Sarah, Uttara, and Hemant, Instructor

Dear family and friends, After a whirlwind train trip through Jaipur, we are heading up to the far North (Uttarakhand) for the next few weeks. During this time, we will have very limited access to our phones and devices. We hope you appreciate (as......Read More