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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

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A Walk in the City

Noa, Participant

This weekend Esha and I walked the length of the city, beginning in the university-dotted North and ending in the familiar Kotagede market. We walked along busy main roads and through narrow alleys, crept into abandoned houses and found ourselves in......Read More

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Driving to Kashmir

Thomas Earl, Participant

The original title of the Zeppelin classic. “Kashmir” was supposedly inspired by a drive through the desert of Southern Morocco, and had nothing to do with the controversial region it shares a name with. The band’s explanation was that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Bridge Year Senegal 2018-19

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No Rush

Paige Silverstein, Participant

The cool, dry, breeze of Dakar mid-February shoots goose bumps up my arm as I walk to the bus stop. Talking to myself to occupy the daily seven-minute commute past the woman who sells beignets, expertly dodging motor bikes and Klandos as I cross the......Read More

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Frosting Fight

Kate Macakanja, Participant

A few weeks ago, Babacar’s vacation ended and our instructor Samba Sow left the group to return to his family in Thiès.  We threw a small party at Babacar’s house to mark the occasion; since it was a party, we obviously needed a cake. After a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2018-19

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Dear Elizabeth – Time’s Running Out!

Julia, Participant

Dear Elizabeth, Oh, how we’ve all missed you since you departed that cold February day last week. The whole group truly enjoyed spending a week with you, Jenny, and John Luria as you explored Udaipur and visited our service sites. We were......Read More

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The Breath is a Bridge

Isaac Wills, Participant

       Situated between two stupas on Borobudur’s eighth tier, I sat, attempting the lotus position. I struggled mightily because my legs—gangly as they may be—are not very pliable. The morning sun, dull, hung to my left as I surveyed the......Read More