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Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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Climbing Shibao Mountain

Harry Saunders, Participant

On old-town Dali’s main drag, the shops repeat every few hundred meters. Knock off New Balances cover the shelves of one, light up fidget spinners the next. At a fruit bar, the woman behind the counter chopped my pile of lychees, starfruit,......Read More

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Settling In

Michael Garcia, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello everyone! My name is Michael Garcia. I am from Cochranton, Pennsylvania, but, as I write this, I am sitting in the Lost Garden Hotel in Kunming where we have settled in nicely! The past few days have been filled with excitement, exhaustion,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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Luke Bunday, Participant

The Bridge Year China cohort hasn’t been together for very long yet, but we’ve already experienced a lot together (see Michael’s yak!) — and our identity as a group is starting to take form in interesting ways. Maybe the most......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

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Bridge Year China 2018-19

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Salutations from New Jersey

Luke Bunday, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Luke; I’m from Minnetonka, Minnesota, which is a suburb of the Twin Cities. It’s been great getting to know Jesse and my fellow Bridge Year students at orientation these past few days, and I look forward to......Read More

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First Month Itinerary!

Mark Lumley, Participant

Dear Students, Parents and Friends,   So…the time is nearly upon us… when we finally get dust off those backpacks, say our goodbyes to loved ones and place those first tentative steps on our amazing journey together. No doubt......Read More

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Welcome to China!

Mark Lumley, Participant

“There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.” Romantic poets inaugurated an era of travel because they were the great apostles of open......Read More

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Welcome to the Middle Kingdom!

Ling Zhao, Instructor

Da JiaHao~. This is Ling from China and I will be accompanying you for this amazing Bridge Year. I can’t wait to meet all of you this month! I was born and raised in Chengdu, a major city in the South-West of China. 玲(Ling) is my Chinese......Read More

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Hello from Kunming!

Jesse Millett, Instructor

It’s time to take a break and open our minds to new ways of learning. Over the next year I will be accompanying you on a journey that will broaden your perspective, nourish your curiosity, and deepen your understanding of the world around you. All......Read More

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Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board!

Jenny Wagner, Participant

Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board! As you’ll soon discover, this group blog and message board is a valuable forum for: Introductions by staff and participants Addressing all questions regarding packing and trip preparation Posting live updates......Read More