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An unexpected connection

Yolanda Wu, Participant

Hi everyone!  I’m Yolanda, Oscar’s mom.  What a lovely surprise today when I dashed into Whole Foods in Brooklyn only to come face to face with Sumatra Lintong coffee.  If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see that the coffee beans are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Greetings from Nagasaribu

Isaac Wills, Participant

I’ve jumped into many bodies of water. I recall Percy Priest Lake’s thirty-foot cliffs from which I escaped the smothering Nashvillian summer heat. Remembering Cumberland Plateau’s Fiery Gizzard trail, I lose count of the times I’ve stolen......Read More

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On Biking

Naomi Frim-Abrams, Participant

This week, I finally learned how to ride a bike. It only took about 8 years of swerves, falls, and tears before I came to this realization. My journey started when I was in elementary school. I picked out a sky blue, beautiful bike with thick wheels......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Happy Weekiversary

Ashley Cao, Participant

Yak of the Week

What can we do to bring more people to our village? Sipping at cups of saccharine tea, we four students contemplated the village head’s seemingly simple question. I was brought back to the past two days I had spent in Kedungmiri, the small village......Read More

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Slowing down

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

I arrived to Jakarta a few days before our students. Late, as it was, little time was available for exploring and instead I meandered in a dreamlike stumble to my guesthouse where slowly, my body began to adjust to its new surroundings. Slowly. This......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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HEY EVERYONE 

Jon Charette, Participant

Hi guys! My name is Jon, and I’m from northern New Jersey in Short Hills where I’ve lived my whole life. I can’t believe departure is finally upon us. Over the last few weeks, I feel like I have been in a whirlwind with vacation and......Read More

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INTRO

Alex Krauel, Participant

Hola amigos! You already know me by now; my name is Alex Krauel and I’m stoked to be in the great BY Indonesia cohort of 2019. After the flash of quick bonding and important information that was orientation, I’m now (mostly) prepared—but......Read More

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Hello!!

Noa Greenspan, Participant

Hey you guys! I’m incredibly excited to be meeting you in less than a week. Knowing that seven other people have signed up for this life-changing, kinda crazy adventure makes me feel a little less nervous as the date approaches and the realization......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Hello!

Esha Jain, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Esha. I’ve lived in Parsippany, New Jersey my whole life with my parents and my older sister. These past few weeks I’ve been busy packing and prepping for the next nine months (which I am super excited for).   This......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Hey!

Noa Greenspan, Participant

Hey you guys! I’m incredibly excited to be meeting you in less than a week. Knowing that seven other people have signed up for this life-changing, kinda crazy adventure makes me feel a little less nervous as the date approaches and the realization......Read More

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Hello

Isaac Wills, Participant

“Not all those who wander are lost” -Gandalf Greetings! My name is Isaac Wills, and my enthusiasm is building for Bridge Year Indonesia! I think I’ll begin with a simple but effective lesson that my younger brother Morgan taught me: B.O.T.O.......Read More

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Hello!

Oscar Platt, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Oscar Platt and I am so pumped for the next 9 months!  I was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, and I live with my parents and my little sister.  Even though I have spent the last couple of weeks preparing myself, both......Read More