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108 braids... the devotional representation of a sacred Tibetan number. Photo by Rebecca Thom, China Semester.

Princeton Bridge Year China 2017-18

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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


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


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



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 China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2017-18


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