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Best Birthday Ever

Emmanuelle Adamson, Participant

December 28th marked the end of my 18th trip around the sun. The day started out with exploration of the Kedogou gold mines, talking with people who migrated into the Kedogou region in search of gold and the different towns that have sprung up out......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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Views

Thomas Earl, Participant

Atop a skyscraper in Mumbai, Bridge Year India 10.0 enjoyed the panoramic views of the city skyline. This was to be the first of 14 fantastic days spent on our student-lead Winter Excursion, during which we visited Pune and Goa, after leaving......Read More

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Shilpgram Utsav

Julia, Participant

We were already experiencing the chaos of Shilpgram long before we arrived – traffic to enter the fair was backed up several kilometers. Logan and I weaved our bikes through cars and scooties, walking them at times, and took shortcuts through......Read More

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Winter Excursion Itinerary

Anna, Participant

Hello friends and families, We have reached an exciting point in our nine-month journey here in Bolivia. In just a few days we will be setting off on our “winter” excursion. After a busy two week vacation of hiking to waterfalls, 5ks, secret......Read More

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Hello 2019

Nicole Martin, Participant

Last New Year’s Eve, I was watching Knightfall with Kiana Newman at my house in Stafford, Virginia. It was a very low-key and anti-climatic New Year’s celebration, and I had no idea what 2018 would bring. At this time last year, I knew I was......Read More

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Happy New Year from BYP Senegal!

Angelica Calabrese, Instructor

Happy New Year from the Dindefelo Plateau! We’ve spent the past week hiking through Bedick and Pulaar villages in the Kedougou region, and are concluding our time here – and celebrating the first days of 2019 – on the plateau just......Read More

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Tujuh Bulan

Oscar Platt, Participant

Yak of the Week

In February, my homestay family is going to be one person larger. My sister-in-law, Mbak Rachma is having a baby!  Last weekend, my whole family drove up to Rachmas hometown, Temanggung, in Central Java.  Aside from it being a nice vacation, our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2018-19

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Winter Excursion Itinerary

Emmanuelle, Participant

Hello all! We are very excited to share with you our itinerary for our winter excursion. We will not have reliable access to WiFi, but prepare to hear lots about our adventures once we are back in Dakar! Dec 26th-28th: We depart from Dakar for a......Read More

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Solo Photos

Bridge Year Indonesia, Participant

As promised here are some photos from our time in Solo. The photos give a glimpse of some of ours meals, a tour of the Kraton, and an all day hike between two ancient temples....Read More

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Departing for Dali 大理

Kate Gross-Whitaker and Michal Kozlowski, Participant

HELLO WORLD! January is right around the corner, and this weekend, we are headed to the city of Dali 大理to launch into the New Year! The Dali region is known as the “cultural cradle” of Yunnan providence, and its history dates back to the......Read More

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Power to the People

Cody Mui, Participant

From citywide protests to road blockades in a small town, it is not uncommon to expect travel delays or even a temporary shutdown in the city; Bolivia is a country not unfamiliar to citizens voicing their opinions loudly. However, it is another......Read More

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“Yak” Post

John Bullock, Participant

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to celebrate Gamou – the birth of the prophet Mohammad- in the small spiritual community of Dene. The festivities involved many passionate late night praying, dancing, and chanting sessions. We also had......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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SOLO

Bridge Year Indonesia, Participant

Hi friends and family! We wanted to take a second a let everyone know about our upcoming plans for the weekend of December 21. We’re super excited this weekend to be embarking on our first entirely student planned excursion to Surakarta, the......Read More