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Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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The Dinner Table at Sonopani

Joshua Eastman, Participant

We have spent these last seven days at a Himalayan retreat center called Sonopani–literally, “Gold Water.” During our stay, the group would sit around a wooden table under the awning of the main building. Every meal was served just......Read More

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Planting Rosemary

Sarah Messner, Participant

Please enjoy some photos of the group planting rosemary at the Gene Campaign, a local seed bank that promotes farmer’s rights and livelihoods. Today the group has a long travel day (around 12 hours!) to the community of Munsiyari where they......Read More

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Photos from our First Week in India

Sarah Messner, Participant

Hello friends and family, The BYIndia group is doing well and we wanted to share some photos of our first week in country! Photo One: Student group and instructors in front of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram (visited by both the Beatles and Steve......Read More

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BYIndia First Days in India

Sarah Messner, Participant

Greetings! BY-India has enjoyed its first few days in India: in addition to Orientation activities and getting to know one another, we have visited the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, explored Connaught Place and shopped for kurtas and salwar kameez,......Read More

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Safe Arrival for BYIndia Group

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Dear Bridge Year India friends and family, Just a quick note to say that the Bridge Year India group has arrived safely in Delhi.  Sarah, the Onsite Director, reports that the trip was long, but uneventful. Students will spend the evening resting......Read More

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Introduction

Peter Scharer, Participant

Hey guys- my name’s Peter and I’m from Brookline, Massachusetts. The town is almost entirely surrounded by Boston, meaning that Brookline is closer to downtown Boston than some neighborhoods of the city. I live near a couple of subway lines and......Read More

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Ziv Batscha – Introduction

Ziv Batscha, Participant

Hey everyone! Ziv Batscha here, from southern California. My family just moved back to Simi Valley where I spent a majority of my earlier years. I spent my high school years living in Encino (a small neighborhood in Los Angeles). The San Fernando......Read More

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Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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Hello from Hemant

Hemant Kumar, Participant

Namaste everyone, I am Hemant Kumar and I will be joining you all on your upcoming exciting and breathtaking journey to Himalayan region & north India. I’ve been hired to offer support for the first 2 months of the BYIndia program I was......Read More

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Jane Mentzinger-Introduction

Jane Mentzinger, Participant

Hi guys! My name is Jane and I’m from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, which is about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. It’s a small, college town and I’ve lived here my entire life. I’ve spent the past two years living at my boarding school in......Read More

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Fall Itinerary

Sarah Messner, Participant

Dear BY India 9.0, We’re getting so excited to meet you in Princeton! For now, here is a tentative itinerary for our first month in country so that you can start envisioning what our time together will look like. We’ve been tinkering with the......Read More

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Eastman — Introduction

Joshua Eastman, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Joshua Eastman, and I’m from Huntington, West Virginia, a small town nestled into the Ohio River Valley right next to Kentucky and Ohio. I was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington but flew to Dhaka, Bangladesh with my parents......Read More

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Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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Introductions!

Sarah Messner, Instructor

Greetings, Bridge Year 9.0! It’s time to introduce ourselves on the Yak Board. The Yak Board is a place where we can start to get to know each other, ask questions, and share our journey with the Princeton community, our friends and families,......Read More

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“Incredible” Introduction

Gregory Pettys, Participant

Greetings curious and courageous pilgrims! Under eclipsed skies I write to you from my adopted home, Pun Pun Farm, a seed-saving center located in the far north of Thailand, but a stones throw (well, a stones throw for Lord Hanuman!) away from the......Read More

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Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board! As you’ll soon discover, this board is a valuable forum for: introductions by staff and participants addressing all questions regarding packing and trip preparation posting live updates on the country’s......Read More