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Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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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

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 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

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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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How to Wrap a Sari

Jane Mentzinger, Participant

The first time I wore a sari was when I was celebrating Diwali. My host family was out of town so I spent the day with Dolly Ji, our instructor. After nine years of wrapping saris on helpless Bridge Year students, she has it down. In about five......Read More