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A Poem for Transference

Cole Vandenberg, Participant

Before I came to Senegal, The moon hung barren in the sky And I knew the man there to be but craters. I could pick out Orion above the maple tree, But I knew him to be but stars.   As I traveled, I learned to unlearn, To disassemble my brain......Read More

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Bridge Year Senegal Safely Departed

Babacar Mbaye, Instructor

Dear Friends and Family, The Bridge Year Senegal program has successfully come to a close. For those students taking the international flight back to the US, everyone has boarded the plane and they are scheduled to arrive in JFK on Saturday morning.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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One Second Everyday: The Finale

Oscar Platt, Participant

Thank you all for reading our yaks throughout the past 9 months!  This video shows just a sliver of each day for the past 9 months, through my eyes. I hope you enjoy 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzrthlEsVUI&feature=youtu.be...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Bridge Year Indonesia Officially Over!

Bridge Year Indonesia Staff, Instructor

Hello friends and family, Just a note of closure to officially recognize the completion of our 18/19 programming in Indonesia! All students have been signed off of the program (Oscar’s ‘Final Goodbye’ yak gives an overview of......Read More

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Final Goodbye

Oscar Platt, Participant

At 7:00 am on May 31st, the Bridge Year Indonesia cohort graduated from baby dragons, to becoming fully grown toddler dragons!  Last week, we had our final farewell party which was a huge gathering of the dragons community in Jogja.  Friends from......Read More

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Bridge Year Bolivia comes to an end

BY Bolivia I-team, Participant

Hello friends and family, Anna, Nicole, Cody, Liam, and Athena boarded their planes to leave La Paz, Bolivia a few minutes ago. Natalie and Miguel already left on an earlier flight. With their departure, nine months of learning and adventure come to......Read More

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Saying Farewell

Jesse and Ling, Instructor

Today, our group started a new chapter in their lives. Our program has come to an end but each student begins their own individual adventures. Today, we said our goodbyes to Luke who flies off to Taiwan to be with family; Michael who is off to relax......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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277 Days Later…

Oscar Platt, Participant

Every day for the past 9 months, I have written a word or a short phrase in my journal.  The intention was to create a list where I could look at any item and have it trigger a memory from the year. It’s been a wild 277 days in Indonesia. 36......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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A Snapshot of Snapshots…

Ashley, Participant

Ribbons of light illuminate our land where the sky meets their sea And if that line is a 90 degree angle, maybe we’re the still life inside a shadowy cardboard box, and those very shadows gave way so as to bring you and me together in this time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Ramadan

Oscar Platt, Participant

Yak of the Week

The fasting month of Ramadan has finally arrived, and here in Jogja, everything seems to be moving at a more relaxed pace.  People wake up later, the streets are quieter, and life just seems to be slower. During Ramadan, the day starts at 3:45 am......Read More

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X-Phase…Success!

Ashley, Participant

BYP Indonesia 2.0 just arrived back in Jogja, marking the end of X-Phase and the beginning of our last two weeks in Jogjakarta. Here’s a brief summary of the things we did during our last half of X-Phase (: After leaving the Langa Community,......Read More

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First Week of Travel!

Kate Gross-Whitaker, Participant

Hello all! Just wanted to give a brief update on our X-Phase travels so far! We are currently enjoying some relaxing time in Chengdu after an exciting first week of travel! From Kunming we traveled Northwest to Shangri-La, where we spent a day and a......Read More

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Flores Update

Naomi, Participant

Hey everyone! We’ve been having a blast this past week during our X-Phase excursion to Flores! Attached are some pictures from Kelimutu National Park, as well as photos from treks with the Langa Trekking Community guides who doubled as our......Read More

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May Itinerary

Matt, Participant

Hola Amigxs, Find our exciting itinerary for our final month in Bolivia below! May 8: We leave Tiquipaya and head to Buena Vista! We arrive at night and then will spend the whole day on the 9th preparing for to trek. May 10-14: These five days/four......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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Kunming 再见!

Kate Gross-Whitaker, Participant

Hello all! Today, Saturday April 27th, we will depart Kunming and head out for our final phase of Bridge Year: our month of student planned travel around China! Here is our currently outlined itinerary! Keep an eye our for periodic updates about our......Read More