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WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2017-18

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BYSenegal Group on International Flights

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Dear Friends and Families, We received notice from staff that the BYSenegal group has successfully passed through security in the Dakar airport and students are getting ready to board their respective flights. Just a note of gratitude for your......Read More

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BYChina Students Safely Departed

Elizabeth Johnson, Instructor

Dear Friends and Families, We’ve received notice from staff that the BYChina group has successfully boarded their international flight in Kunming. Just a note of gratitude for your support throughout this amazing and transformative nine-month......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2017-18

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BYIndonesia Students on Return Flights Home!

Elizabeth Johnson, Instructor

Dear Friends and Families, We received notice from staff that the BYIndonesia group has successfully boarded their flights in Jakarta and are headed back to the US and their respective countries. Just a note of gratitude for your support throughout......Read More

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BYIndia Group Safely on Flight

Elizabeth Johnson, Instructor

Dear Friends and Families, We received notice from staff that the BYIndia group has successfully boarded their flight in Delhi and is headed back to the US. Just a note of gratitude for your support throughout this amazing and transformative......Read More

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X-phase Moment

Ariadne Kertsikof, Participant

Part of our excursion coincided with Ramadhan -the month of fasting for the Muslim community. At this time of year those who join the fast may only eat and drink after the evening prayer, maghrib, and before the morning prayer, sahur. During the......Read More

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A Javanese Wedding

Shelby Brainard, Participant

My homestay brother got MARRIED during my last week in Yogyakarta! Actually, it was over my last two weeks, as that’s how long the wedding took—two full weekends of Javanese courting procedures, Islamic ceremonies, festivals,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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Group Safely Arrived in Sonapani

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Hello Families and Friends, Just a note to let you all know that the BYIndia group has successfully completed their travels from Ladakh to Delhi. We heard from staff this morning and the group has landed (via train and bus) in the rural community of......Read More

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Collective Poem: How Was Senegal?

Bridge Year Senegal Participants, Participant

How Was Senegal? Nine months of learning outside of the classroom, that taught me more than information— I began to walk with words of wisdom. I built a family— an entire trilingual support system. There was rarely a moment when I felt lonely.......Read More

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Owen Jiejie

Owen Matthews, Participant

“我可以打吗?Wo keyi da ma?” Blank stares. It was my first day of work at HHCC’s children’s community center** and I already felt like the new kid in school. Characterized by popped collars, a reverence for the sport of table tennis,......Read More

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Trekking in Ladakh: A Daily Diary

Christine Cho, Participant

May 7 We triumphantly finished the first day of our trek. Equipped with significantly lighter bags than the ones we initially brought to Ladakh, we embarked from Likir village in the morning snow to Yangthang village. Feroze and JD–two......Read More

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Transference: A Turning Towards Home

Jenny Wagner, Participant

Today there is no clip-clop of hooves on the street beneath my balcony. The sandy streets of Yoff are enveloped in a muffled calm. It’s the first Friday of the Holy Month of Ramadan and shops here are mostly closed. There is no late morning mortar......Read More

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Lights out

Frannie, Participant

“In order to make a beehive, you first have to…” The lights flicker out. The sound of rain pounding against the windowsill is overpowered by the strong clap of thunder still echoing through the mountain valley. Shushu, my host “uncle”......Read More