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A Neither Brief nor Rambling Intro

Julia Garaffa, Participant

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Hi all, I’m Julia from Montgomery, NJ. Princeton is quite close to home, so I am extremely excited to be spending a year abroad. In my hometown, I attended a specialized school for......Read More


In my younger and more vulnerable years…

Lena Hoplamazian, Participant

I really wanted to begin this post with the Star Wars episodic introduction, but Joe stole it. C’mon Joe. But it’s totally fine, I have the Great Gatsby. My name is Lena Hoplamazian! I’m a proud Chicagoan, and despite living in the Midwest for......Read More


A Brief Intro

Leila Owens, Participant

Hello hello hello! I’m Leila from a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I’m beyond excited about Bridge Year as I look forward to stepping(or leaping) out of my comfort zone. In my free time, you can find me trying new foods, playing tennis,......Read More


Our Updated September Itinerary!

Sarah Messner, Participant

Hi, everyone! We are in for quite an exciting first month in India: our journey will take us from the Aravali hills of Rajasthan up to the Himalayan range and back again. During our travels, we will slow down to connect with one another, set goals......Read More


Greetings from England!

Thomas Earl, Participant

Hello! My name is Tom, and I’m writing this introduction in the aftermath of UK A-Level results day. That means (rather peculiarly for the rest of you I believe) that I only just found out I can definitely come to Princeton and Bridge Year! Few! I......Read More


A Rambling Intro

Bethelihem Tebase, Participant

Hi, my name is Bethelihem Tebase, but I’m often called Betty, or, lamentably, Precious as my two older brothers would sarcastically hiss. Nowadays I secretly wish they’d tease me, not by evoking a legendary Ring, but by quoting St.......Read More


Greetings from India!

Uttara Pant, Instructor

Dear BYP 10.0 – I sit writing this to you from my beautiful garden in Poona, a city in the western state of Maharashtra. My parents moved here five years ago and by default, because of my Dragons-esque life, I did too. I grew up between......Read More


Khamma Ghani

Neerav Yadav, Instructor

Khamma Ghani (Greetings in Rajasthani language), Namaste (Greetings in Hindi) and Hello from Udaipur!! I am writing you all from the historic and beautiful city of Udaipur where you will find your new home, new families and friends waiting for you......Read More


Greetings Bridge Year India 10.0!

Sarah Messner, Instructor

Welcome to Bridge Year India 10.0! And welcome to your Yak Board! I hope this finds you enjoying your final days of summer and moments shared with family, friends, and loved ones before embarking on our year together. My name is Sarah.  I’m......Read More


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