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Ka Fei Guan Adventure

Ben, Chris, & Julia, Participant

[Dear reader, the following conversations were (mostly) in Chinese.] Julia: Ok so the point of the game is that you want to be the first settler to reach 10 points. You can earn points in a lot of different ways, but they all boil down to getting......Read More

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Marilu, el mundo y la naturaleza

Isabelle, Participant

The rain was falling hard outside in messy drops while Marilu took her cutting board off the shelf and a knife from the drawer, setting up onions to be chopped.  While she laid out her materials, I did the same, but with a notebook and an audio......Read More

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The Snack Scale

Pia DiCenzo, Participant

When you live in a homestay family as outgoing as mine, you quickly become acquainted with the customs of visiting and hosting friends, relatives, neighbors, and just about anyone else whose gate you can open.  This was especially true on Diwali.......Read More

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La Amazonía

Raquel, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Back home in Urubamba it is a drizzly Friday morning and I sit with my mate to contemplate our recent adventure to the Amazon. I never thought I would be able to go to the Amazon again after my journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon when I studied during......Read More

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Pictures from the Amazon Excursion

Monica , Instructor

A unique abundance of species and biodiversity welcomed us during our visit to Las Piedras Amazon Center this past weekend. It was an unforgettable educational adventure surrounded by nature. Attached are some photos from our excursion!...Read More

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Our Upcoming Peru Itinerary

Veronica Fonseca-Maldonado, Instructor

Hello families and friends! As you are likely aware, our group has been temporarily relocated to the beautiful country of Peru due to civil and political unrest in our beloved Bolivia. It has been quite a transition. We all miss Bolivia and hope......Read More

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Back from the Amazon

Teto , Instructor

Hola familias y amigos! We are in our way back to Urubamba, full of energy and new refreshing vibes. The Amazon region received us with pure air, new delicious food, and beautiful people in Las Piedras Amazon Centre. We spent 5 days learning,......Read More

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Suns

Jesus Arroyo, Participant

My mamma taught me about humility, and my dad showed me how to work hard.  I love em both. My brothers taught me a thing or two about perseverance, and my sisters tested my patience. Nguyen said if I used the heart, the words would flow. De Anda......Read More

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Blue City Magic

Fernando Aviles Garcia, Participant

“Hold on, I can’t find my wallet!” Oh no, I thought to myself. This is quite the way to start our Jodhpur excursion. With a feeling of hopeful anxiety, I joined Tejas in his frantic search for the misplaced wallet. “Is it in the bag?”......Read More

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Amazon bound

Raquel, Instructor

Hello Friends and Family! We want to let you know that we will be traveling for the next few days. We will be leaving Cusco on Friday night, the 8th of November and returning on Wednesday morning the 13th of November. During our time in the jungle......Read More

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Pachamanca with a lovely community

Raquel, Instructor

On Wednesday afternoon we had a lovely time taking part in a Pachamanca, a traditional way of cooking meat and veggies in the earth with hot stones. The stones are heated by a fire for a couple of hours and then we dropped in potatoes, sweet......Read More

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Farms & Stuff

Yong Quan Tan, Participant

Coming from a country where 90% of its food is imported and the agriculture industry is almost non-existent (although there’s a growing movement now!), working in a farm always seemed like the most far-off thing I could do growing up. The hard......Read More

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Getting Lost

Austen Money, Participant

Yak of the Week

To put it mildly, I’m not the best with directions. One of my biggest worries about spending three months in Urubamba was spending three months without the assistance of Google Maps, which has always been my guiding light, whether I’m driving......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20

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Learning as an ABC

Lauren Aung, Participant

I learned how to write my name,李乐玲(Lǐ Lè Líng), my first day of Chinese class in Kunming. Although given to me at birth, I didn’t know my Chinese name until this summer, when my grandfather wrote down a family tree for me to take to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20

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Breakfast

Julia Zhou, Participant

I’m starting to really love breakfast. It’s evolved from most neglected to most anticipated meal of the day. Every morning I wake up to a combination of steamed buns, meatbuns, sweet honey, eggs poached in red sugar water, congee, and soy milk.......Read More

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Saddleridge Fire

Elliott Hyon, Participant

Is my house burning? I’m trying to decide whether the universe is cruel or just humorous for this second post to also be about burning. What’s next? Is my third yak going to be about me spontaneously combusting?   October 12-13, I went......Read More