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Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2017-18

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Headed out for our first trek!

Matt, Participant

Hello friends and families, Tomorrow morning, we will head out on our first trek in the Cordillera Real. This is one of the most stunning mountain ranges in all of the Andes. We will spend four days in this magical range. Here’s our trek plan:......Read More

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Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2017-18

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We Built a Greenhouse…Almost

Rowan Pierson, Participant

The rural Aymara community of Enequella sits out on the barren, rolling hills of the Altiplano in between the cities of La Paz and Oruro, about three hours from each. We spent four days there this past week building a green house with the community......Read More

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Scavenging La Paz

Noel, Matthew, Rowan, Participant

“Why is the peanut soup white,” asks Noel Peng, 18 year old Palo Alto native who can’t seem to catch a break and is just looking for answers. ”MMMMmmm, riveting” she continues, still perplexed as to why the delicious......Read More

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La Paz Scavenger Hunt

Noah Daniel and Sarah Brown, Participant

Hola amigos! Greetings from a La Paz internet cafe! Today, we´ve learned about flags and government buildings, been eaten off of by pigeons, tried street pastries, explored artisan markets, and discussed production quantities with kind storeowners.......Read More

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Building a Greenhouse

Matt Lynn, Instructor

Hello friends and family, We have just returned from the stunningly beautiful altiplano, where we spent four days working to help the community of Enequella construct a greenhouse. Please enjoy some photos from that project, and expect some student......Read More

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15 Days in Bolivia

Rowan Pierson, Participant

Today marks the fifteenth day that I have been in Bolivia and it has felt both like an eternity and like a second.  I wouldn’t expect it to feel like anything else though considering the duality that is Bolivia. In three hours you can drive......Read More

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Reflection: 9 Day El Alto Homestay

Noah Daniel, Participant

Today is the last day I will spend with my wonderful family in El Alto. They are incredibly kind; all four of them have crowded into one room, so that Peter and I can each have our own. Though there has been a considerable language barrier, the......Read More

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Photos from Coroico Orientation

Matt Lynn, Participant

Dear friends and family, Please enjoy some photos from our orientation in Coroico. The student group has come together well, and really knows how to work hard and have fun together. We just arrived last night to El Alto and we will be spending time......Read More

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Boots on the Ground: Exploring Coroico

Peter Taylor and Noel Peng, Participant

¡Hola de Bolivia! Noel and I are writing from an internet cafe just off the main square of Coroico, Bolivia, the town just below Sol y Luna, a local hostel and our orientation sight. After a morning of information-getting and health-training, we......Read More

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A Day in Coroico

Sarah Rowan Matthew, Participant

Hello world! We have had all sorts of adventures today. We just finished talking to a really cute little girl wearing frozen themed sweatpants, who drew a picture of us for our scavenger hunt. We ate fried chicken and some sort of beef stew from a......Read More

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Matt

Matthew Higgins Iati, Participant

I was born and grew up in Connecticut, where I went to the local schools until my fourth grade year, when I joined the St. Thomas Choir School in New York City. St. Thomas School is a small boarding school of between thirty and forty kids from third......Read More

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Safe Arrival for BYBolivia Group

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Dear Bridge Year Bolivia friends and family, Just a quick note to say that the Bridge Year Bolivia group has arrived safely in La Paz.  Matt, the Onsite Director, reports that the trip was long, but uneventful. Students are feeling well and are......Read More

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Introduction

Noah Daniel, Participant

Hey! I’m Noah Daniel, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. One of the things I most appreciate about this city is its diversity, with respect to both its broad and niche communities. Exposure to a vast constellation of distinct......Read More

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Introduction

Noel Peng, Participant

Hi everyone! My name’s Noel and I was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. To an outsider my city is probably known as a lot of things: the home of Steve Jobs, the birthplace of Stanford University, the center of Silicon Valley, and a......Read More

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Introduction

Rowan Pierson, Participant

Hi! My name is Rowan Pierson and I am from Boise, Idaho, which I have been proud to call my home for the past seven years. Boise is a hidden gem nestled in the foothills of the Boise mountains that combines the benefits of a rapidly growing small......Read More

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INTRODUCTION

Sarah Brown, Participant

Hi! My name is Sarah Brown. I grew up in Ipswich MA from the age of one to fourteen. Nature has always been a part of my life and I feel lucky to have grown up in a place with beautiful woods and beaches. In free time during the summers I often went......Read More