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Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2017-18

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A New Hobby

Marissa Michaels, Participant

It would be an understatement to say that the transition from my stressful prep school to the Indonesian culture of santai saja (just relax) was (is) difficult. During our first month in Indonesia especially, our lives were pretty sedentary. Aside......Read More

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The Last Mango

Ariadne Kertsikof, Participant

One of the first habits I adopted after moving in with my homestay family was drinking mango juice. Being used to the ordinary taste of oranges, I found myself exhilarated at the prospect of indulging in what was previously a scarce and exotic fruit......Read More

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New Horizons

Jiwon Yun, Participant

We recently got back from a two-week hiatus in Northern Sulawesi, another one of the many sprawling islands that make up Indonesia. Not only was it a much-needed time of R&R, but it was also a time of many firsts for me as well. It was the first......Read More

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Stories

Jiwon Yun, Participant

Recently our group watched a video called “The Danger of a Single Story” by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In it, she discusses the danger of underrepresenting certain cultures (here’s a link to the video if anyone wants to check it......Read More

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Journal Entry #1

Simon Rosen, Participant

For the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed I haven’t been using my time in Indonesia to the full extent. Sure, I’m learning a lot, and I’ve been seeing a lot, and experiencing so many new wonderful things, but I haven’t......Read More