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Itinerary

BYC, Participant

As our time in Danba’s Tibetan village draws to a close, we shift gears in preparation for the next couple weeks, which will be faster-paced. Our travels will take us northwest through Gansu province, known for its desert landscapes, and Xinjiang,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2017-18

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May Itinerary

Noah Daniel, Participant

May 3-4 Tomorrow morning (Thursday, May 3) we leave Tiquipaya and head to Buena Vista! We arrive at night and then will spend the whole day on the 4th preparing for to trek. May 5-9 These five days/four nights will be spent in the magical Parque......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2017-18

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Rural homestay in western Sichuan

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Dear Friends and Families, On Friday, May 4th, the BYChina group will close up their time at the Erfo Temple in Maitan old town and spend the night in the city of Chongqing. The following day, they will take a train to Chengdu and then a six to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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Remainder of Ladakh Itinerary

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Hello Families and Friends, Below is the remainder of the BYIndia’s Ladakh Itinerary: As previously noted, from April 30-May 6, the group will be at SECMOL (the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh) in Phey. On May 6th......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2017-18

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Kunming Departure!

Elizabeth M Johnson, Participant

Hello family and friends, The BYChina group has departed Kunming for their May travels. They left yesterday, 4/28, via train and after two long days of travel they have arrived at the Erfo Temple in Maitan old town. The group is currently located......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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BYIndia to Ladakh!

Elizabeth Johnson, Instructor

Hello Families and Friends! Just a note that the BYIndia group will be traveling to Ladakh on the morning of April 26th. They will proceed to Jigmet Guest House in Leh and will stay there for April 26-April 30. From April 30-May 6, the group......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2017-18

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Spring Excursion Itinerary 5/9 – 5/26

Simon Rosen, Participant

Bridge Year is almost over and for the last month, we (the students) have planned a trip as our final excursion. We will be going north from North Sumatra province all the way to Weh Island, the most northern point of Indonesia. 5/09 – 5/12......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2017-18

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Goodbyes

Jiwon Yun, Participant

Goodbyes are one of the hardest things to do, especially for someone as indecisive and sentimental as I am, when suddenly there are a million things you want to say racing around your head and no amount of time seems to be enough. As someone who......Read More

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Reading in Unexpected Places

Jane Mentzinger, Participant

A couple of months ago, as I was walking down the main road in Lanka with Rebecca Ji, my instructor, I mentioned that I like it when everything is calm, quiet, and organized. Taking in the cars honking, rickshaws rushing by, and cows sitting in the......Read More

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An Excursion Summary

Benjamin Roberts, Participant

Our excursion has come to a close, and so I share with you a little of our activities. We enjoyed our introduction to the Sine-Saloum Delta at Keur Bamboung, which gave us time to take in the beautiful environment and to reflect. Highlights include......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2017-18

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Spring Excursion Itinerary

Benjamin Roberts, Participant

This is the itinerary for our spring excursion, defined by the role it plays in the x-phase, the time of year when the students take charge. As such, this excursion is entirely student planned. Our destination is the Sine-Saloum region, an area with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2017-18

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Itinerary for Xishuangbanna Weekend Trip

Bridge Year China 6.0, Participant

This weekend, Bridge Year China is setting off on an excursion to Xishuangbanna! With its rich rainforests and sizeable Dai minority population, this prefecture in southern Yunnan province is considered a a cultural and scenic hotspot in China. By......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2017-18

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Nature’s Landlord

Nina, Participant

The world was never ours to own, let alone exploit. Even though we’ve built permanent homes, the world is more like an apartment, the Pachamama is the landlord, and we’re the negligent tenants. Instead of paying our water bills, we continue to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2017-18

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Service: Cutting Plants

Nina, Participant

On our schedule board, everyday of the week, it says “work.” The manual and basically most of the information I received disclosed that I would be doing service and becoming a volunteer. During the Princeton orientation, I also learned about how......Read More

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Gettin’ Around

Nicole Williams, Participant

When we first arrived in Senegal, I was enchanted by the livelihood and newness of it all. Everything from the butiks and people to the “car rapid” (“fast cars”) and fabric shops seemed like a magical experience waiting to......Read More