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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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A Little Poetry

Isaac Wills, Participant

To commemorate my time in Nagasaribu and to thank the community that made my time there an auspicious pleasure, I threw together some rhymes for the send-off party…   Train, plane, pisang goreng / Chorus of horas! / Welcomed by Gani and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Michael Garcia, Participant

中秋快乐! On September 24, Bridge Year China celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, known in Chinese as Zhōngqiūjié (中秋节). The Festival is celebrated in China and Vietnam on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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The Walnut Tree

Harril Saunders, Participant

Yak of the Week

At the foot of the walnut tree my ShuShu hugged the trunk, his chest glued to the familiar bark, with each limb wrapped around, like a cub clinging to his mother’s back while she wards off predators. In this position he shimmied slowly upward.......Read More

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Toubab Fecc

Bridge Year Senegal, Participant

The Running of the Toabab After my umpteenth bowl of chebujen, nature called and said I needed to exercise. In an effort to compensate for my ever-expanding belly, I elected to go for a jog, planning to run to the closest neighboring village. I was......Read More

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Monkey Business

Logan & Joe, Participant

The Monkeys in Uttarakhand provide a wealth of entertainment. Whether it’s a langur spying on you outside your bathroom, or a rhesus macaque trying to steal food out of your room, we’ve all had our fair share of monkey business!...Read More

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More Lakshmi Ashram Moments!

Instructor Team, Instructor

We thought you might appreciate a few more glimpses of Bridge Year 10.0 at work at the Lakshmi Ashram: Julia chopping vegetables Joe cleaning the cow stable Tom shelling peas Lena sowing seeds in the garden A contemplative Leila (after helping to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Entre Las Calles

Liam, Anna, Harry, Athena, Participant

Yak of the Week

There’s a saying that there is no winded road. We are only walking zigzagged on a straight road. When it rains, it’s not the clouds that are crying, but rather the sun, and the clouds cannot keep the sun’s tears from falling. As we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Two Chinos and One and a Half Gringos

Cody, Natalie, Miguel, Nicole, Participant

Equipo celeste Two chinos and one and a half gringos, a poem: Walking down the street Looking for a traditional Bolivian dish to eat Trying to check tasks off the list Is a great feat It started to hail We didn’t think we could prevail But......Read More

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Michal’s Birthday!

Mark Lumley, Instructor

Hi Everyone! Yesterday was Michal’s birthday, which led to us playing a little trick on him by pretending we hadn’t remembered. In the morning Luke did an amazing job of hanging out with Michal and pretending to be oblivious to his special day.......Read More

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The Wine Dying On the Vine

Mark Lumley, Instructor

Hi everyone, The students are enjoying life with their Tibetan families here in northern Yunnan. We’re right on the border with Tibet and fully embracing Tibetan culture, as well as rural life. Many of the students have been helping out in the......Read More

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Into The River’s Abyss

Elizabeth Tong, Participant

Yak of the Week

When hiking through the town of Yubeng, one cannot help but marvel at the vast and powerful nature of the world. The sun peeks out each morning from behind snow-capped peaks and tree-covered mountains encircled by puffy white clouds which have never......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Update from Sumatra!

Noa Greenspan, Participant

Yak of the Week

Sumatra’s landscape shocks one into the present moment. Here hobbling, knobby dogs share the road with mud-slicked water buffalo and discarded juice cups and little schoolboys with clip-on ties. In the day the clouds swell warm and heavy over the......Read More