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Chalo Bachcha Log

Thomas Earl, Participant

  “Chalo Bachcha Log!!” is the cry from Hemant Ji as he runs after our minibus, which has just pulled away from the Centre for the Contemplation of Nature, in the Northern state of Uttarakhand. “Ji” is affixed to a name when we intend......Read More

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When in Jaipur…

Lena H., Participant

When in Rome (Jaipur), do as the Romans (Chippas) do… Hello all! BYI 10.0 wrapped up our last days in Jaipur AND our tour de block printing force last weekend. On Saturday evening, after our final AIIS Hindi class and some shopping, we headed......Read More

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Ride Down Penny Lane

Logan, Participant

The gang had set out on a mission to purchase bikes in order to traverse the wild city of Udaipur, when a relic of days long past caught Joe’s eyes. “Oh my god, it’s a penny farthing!” exclaimed Joe. Indeed it was. Although......Read More

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Breakfasts of Champions

Leila Owens, Participant

As our merry band of travelers stepped (or in some cases sleepily stumbled) off the overnight train that had taken us from Uttarakhand to Jaipur, there was a lot to greet us. While the shouts of delight may have tipped me off, it wasn’t until......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

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Dispatches from the Mountains

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings, family and friends- Bridge Year India 10.0 just rolled into Kausani, Uttarakhand after a long day’s drive from the alpine town of Munsiyari. We had a wonderful week of homestays, replete with knitting and weaving tutorials from our......Read More

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Heading to Uttarakhand!

Sarah, Uttara, and Hemant, Instructor

Dear family and friends, After a whirlwind train trip through Jaipur, we are heading up to the far North (Uttarakhand) for the next few weeks. During this time, we will have very limited access to our phones and devices. We hope you appreciate (as......Read More

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Tom and Betty: An Evening Reflection

Bethelihem Tebase, Participant

Hi guys, welcome to the inaugural typecast of Tom and Betty. Unlike Tom and Jerry, or Ben and Jerry’s (Vermont’s finest), we have less violence and less calories, but are just as sweet a combination. Today we’re summarising our experience......Read More

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Our first days in India

Sarah, Participant

A welcome with orange marigold malas. Exploring Lodi Gardens in Delhi and wandering through a cluster of Mughal-era tombs. An adventure through the nation’s capital in green and yellow autorickshaws. Learning how to eat dosas and idlis (and......Read More

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A Few Photos from Orientation

Jenny, Dragons Admin

A few early group photos from the train ride to Udaipur and a note from on-site staff: “Today we had some great Orientation sessions, yoga, Hindi lesson, a hike around the premises of the retreat center, and Life Lessons with instructor......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 India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2018-19

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Introduction

Logan, Participant

Hi there! Logan here! Before starting college, I decided to join the US Army to fulfill my lifelong dream of a career dedicated to my country. Shortly after completing my military training, I enrolled in the Fire Academy in hopes to become a full......Read More