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Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia 2018-19

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Headed out on our first trek!

Matt, Instructor

Hello friends and families, Tomorrow morning, we will head out on our first trek in the Cordillera Real. This is one of the most stunning mountain ranges in all of the Andes. We will spend four days in this magical range. Here’s our trek plan: Day......Read More

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Homestay en El Alto

Natalia y Athena, Participant

Luciana is seven years old and contains more energy in her fingers than we do in both our eighteen year old bodies combined. When we met her for the first time she grabbed our hands and jumped up and down and spun herself around and around.......Read More

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Ciudad Satelite

Liam & Miguel, Participant

We have landed ourselves in a wonderful casita. (You know it´s meant to be if it´s where you take your first hot shower in Bolivia). As per reponsibilty and in temporary break of our Wifi fast, here are a few snippets of our experiences in El......Read More

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On the Bolivian Hour

Nicole, Cody, Anna, and Harry, Participant

Live from El Alto, where we are currently rushing to write a Yak on a crowded bus, this is Nicole, Anna, Cody, and Harry. We could attribute our failure to complete this Yak on time to ‘la hora boliviana’ (the “Bolivian hour”). Bolivians are......Read More

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Scavenger Hunt!

Natalie y Cody, Participant

Natalie and Cody here! We are currently in an internet cafe in Coroico en Los Yungas in Bolivia! Today we did a scavenger hunt, and some of the things that we have completed are- take a photo of a public bathroom (1 Bs to use) visit the main plaza......Read More

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Six Pounds of Potatoes

Nicole, Harry, and Liam, Participant

Hey guys. It´s Nicole, Harry, and Liam here writing in from our scavenger hunt. It´s been a difficult couple of hours, highlighted by when we accidentally purchased six pounds of what we think are potatoes when we were supposed to buy a fruit.......Read More

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Adventuras en Coroica

Miguel, Anna, Athena, Participant

Today we embarked on a journey around the town near our hostel. We ran into many kind locals—Enrique (who introduced us to a man that he insisted was called Pablo but was actually called Juan), Ulysses, a seven year old boy with superb portrait......Read More

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Follow Us On The Yak Board! (A Note on...

Dragons Admin, Instructor

Dear Friends and Family of Bridge Year Participants, As this year’s Bridge Year Cohort sets foot in foreign lands and begins their journey for the next nine months, we wanted to update all the parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles,......Read More

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We have arrived to Bolivia!!

Matt, Instructor

Hello friends and parents!! We have arrived to La Paz, Bolivia. We walked off of the plane at 2:30am into the chilly air of El Alto, the highest international airport in the world. Tired, but energized, we met Pedro and Leah. They welcomed us with......Read More

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Saludos Desde Ukiah

Miguel, Participant

Hello! My name is Miguel. I’ve live in Ukiah, California, which is over two hours north of San Francisco. It’s a small city with 16,000 people, and I live and go to school in a Buddhist monastery on it’s outskirts. Ukiah is known for it’s......Read More

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Saludos desde Princeton!

Anna Hiltner, Participant

Hello! My name is Anna (pronounced Ah-na). I was born in Durham, North Carolina, moved to Princeton when I was three and have lived here ever since. While growing up in a college town has provided me with many cultural and artistic events to attend......Read More

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Saludos desde Schaumburg

Cody Mui, Participant

¡Hola! My name is Cody Mui and I’m from the village of Schaumburg, located (supposedly) about a 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago (but it usually ends up around an hour or longer). Schaumburg is an economic powerhouse in the Chicagoland area,......Read More

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Saludos desde Durham!

Leah, Participant

Queridxs estudiantes, My name is Leah, and I am so very excited to be supporting the group during the first two months and to join this amazing team of instructors. In case you haven’t already noticed, Pedro and Matt are extraordinary humans:......Read More

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First Month Itinerary!

Matt Lynn, Participant

Hola estudiantes, familias and friends! Our first month in Bolivia will undoubtedly be one of our most important. It will be a time for us to learn about ourselves as a community, to learn about the country we will be living in, to set concrete......Read More