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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

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2018-19

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Travels in Agra, Ladakh, and Delhi

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of BYIndia 2018/19, Please find the below travel schedule for the group’s spring adventures! Note that student phones generally do not work in Ladakh, so be prepared for some interruption in your regular communication......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Mari! Kita ke Flores (Part 2)

Ashley, Participant

Due to flight cancellation, we have a slight change of itinerary towards the beginning of our trip.   April 21: We will be flying out of Jogja into Bali, as planned. We’ll stay the night at a really nice Bali hotel (: April 22:......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Mari kita ke Flores! (Let’s go to Flores!)

BYP Indonesia, Participant

Hello everyone!   We will be embarking on our journey to Flores this Sunday, April 21th. Our itinerary is as follows: 4/21: We leave Yogyakarta and land in the Bali airport, where we will sleep overnight. 4/22: We will fly to Ende, Flores, and......Read More

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Musings on the Materialization of Myth

Bethelihem Tebase, Participant

Top: View of The Gateway of India (left), the 100-year-young architectural marvel—which seemed to me suggestive, stylistically, of the Alpha and Omega indignantly spreading His storm-spitting mouth—marking both British victory and subsequent......Read More

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$h*t Happens

Lena Hoplamazian, Participant

This week marks the beginning of my eighth month in India. Over the course of this time, I have heard two things regarding Yaks quite frequently. The first is that people love “daily routine” Yaks, a glimpse into our everyday for our parents and......Read More

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Back in Dakar

John Bullock, Participant

Bridge Year Senegal is now back home in Yoff, Dakar. Our student-led Spring Excursion visited The Gambia along with the islands of Niodor and Bamboung. We had an amazing time staying at Sereer home stays in Niodor, kayaking through mangroves in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2018-19

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Spring Excursion Itinerary

Bridge Year Senegal, Participant

Hi everyone, Bridge Year Senegal is excited to announce our itinerary for our Spring Excursion. We will be out of Dakar from the 27th of March to the 5th of April with unreliable wifi access. Prepare to hear all about our adventures when we return......Read More

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Youth Camp Inklusi!

Naomi, Participant

A little while ago, my NGO, SAPDA, created an inclusion youth camp (Youth Camp Inklusi) for youth with and without disabilities in Jember, East Java. SAPDA – Sentra Advokasi Perempuan, Difabel, dan Anak – is an advocacy center for people......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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To Ailaoshan!

Michael, Participant

Hello! Bridge Year China will be traveling to Ailaoshan this weekend, a region three hours south of Kunming. While here, we will be camping, exploring the acclaimed nature reserves, and leading our first fully self-led travel! We will be returning......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Bridge Year Bolivia Unaffected by Recent...

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of Bridge Year Bolivia, This morning at 1 AM, there was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck approximately 55 kilometers (34 mi) south of the city of Cochabamba. No damages or casualties have been reported and all students,......Read More