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Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2017-18

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Ngalamun

Jiwon Yun, Participant

Today I learned the Indonesian word for daydreaming, ngalamun, and thought it was the perfect word to describe my experience in Indonesia so far. From the moment I stepped off the plane in Jakarta at midnight on September 1st, I’ve felt like I’m......Read More

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A Day in Pakem, Indonesia

Marissa Michaels, Participant

A Day in Pakem, Indonesia 4:30 AM- wake up to the Muslim call to prayer 5 AM-attempt to fall back asleep with some roosters crowing in the background 6:30 AM- wake up, use the squatty potty, and shower 7 AM- journal 7:30 AM- Enjoy a great breakfast......Read More

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Indonesia is beautiful

Simon Rosen, Participant

When I came to Indonesia I had a preconception in my mind that it would be a tropical paradise full of beaches and palm trees, and some of it is, but the interaction with the environment and the community has been so much more impactful than I ever......Read More

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New habits and some more additional extra rice

Ariadne Kertsikof, Participant

To be honest, these first 2 weeks have been pretty overwhelming. Every day is filled with mini challenges and mini accomplishments, moments of fun and laughter, and moments of fear and homesickness whenever it suddenly dawns on me that what I am......Read More

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Update from Indonesia

Shelby Brainard, Participant

Dear Family and Friends, I hope this message finds you well. Travel here was difficult but well worth the effort. We left Princeton in the early morning on Wednesday, August 30th. Flew 14 hours to Tokyo (never knew 3 square meals could be served on......Read More

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Group arrived safely to Yogyakarta!

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

The BYIndonesia group has arrived in Yogyakarta! They took a short flight from Jakarta to Yogja this afternoon (9/1). The students enjoyed looking at the art in the domestic terminal and browsing through Indonesian magazines. All are doing well......Read More

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Arrival in Jakarta on August 31

BYP Indo I-team, Participant

We’ve arrived! …. Well, at least at our first stop, or would this be our third stop? It’s been a long day + of travel, from Princeton at 6am EST to Dulles and Tokya before finally landing in Jakarta at 11:15pm local time, GMT+7hrs.......Read More

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Safe Arrival for BYIndonesia Group

Elizabeth Johnson, Participant

Dear Bridge Year Indonesia friends and family, Just a quick note to say that the Bridge Year Indonesia group has arrived safely in Jakarta. Staff report that the trip was long, but uneventful. Students are checked in to their airport hotel in......Read More

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Hi. This is me!

Ariadne Kertsikof, Participant

Hello!! My name is Ariadne and I’m from Athens, Greece. I consider this journey we are embarking on to be the biggest and the bravest step out of my comfort zone so far. I feel excited at the prospect of discovering new grounds both physically......Read More

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Introduction

Marissa Michaels, Participant

Hi everyone! I am getting so excited to begin this adventure with all of you! I find it a lot easier to get to know people in person, but until that can happen my name is Marissa Michaels and I live in Hightstown, New Jersey (about 25 minutes from......Read More

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6-Week Tentative Itinerary

Christine Megariotis, Participant

Hello Friends, Family, and Participants of Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia! Please find below our tentative itinerary for our first 6 weeks together. As you know, we will be traveling for our first four weeks together and then we will be based in......Read More

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Additional Packing Tips and Recommendations

Christine Megariotis, Participant

Hey Teman-teman (friends)! At this point I’ve spoken to most of you on the phone, but I wanted to reiterate a few points and post them up here for easy access and reference. My biggest packing tip for you is PACK LIGHT! You will have to be able to......Read More

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Introduction: Hi!

Sebastian Williams, Participant

Hello! My name’s Sebastian, and I’m excited to meet all of you in the next few weeks! Here’s a little introduction to myself. I was born in upstate New York, but I’ve spent almost all my life near Atlanta, Georgia, where I......Read More

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A new adventure for all of us!

Elke Schmidt, Participant

Welcome to Bridge Year Indonesia, and congratulations on being part of this year’s inaugural cohort. As for you (most likely), and for Princeton Bridge Year, this will be my first time in Indonesia. I am incredibly excited to join you, Christine,......Read More