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Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Youth Camp Inklusi!

Naomi, Participant

A little while ago, my NGO, SAPDA, created an inclusion youth camp (Youth Camp Inklusi) for youth with and without disabilities in Jember, East Java. SAPDA – Sentra Advokasi Perempuan, Difabel, dan Anak – is an advocacy center for people......Read More

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A Walk in the City

Noa, Participant

This weekend Esha and I walked the length of the city, beginning in the university-dotted North and ending in the familiar Kotagede market. We walked along busy main roads and through narrow alleys, crept into abandoned houses and found ourselves in......Read More

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The Breath is a Bridge

Isaac Wills, Participant

       Situated between two stupas on Borobudur’s eighth tier, I sat, attempting the lotus position. I struggled mightily because my legs—gangly as they may be—are not very pliable. The morning sun, dull, hung to my left as I surveyed the......Read More

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Woahhh We’re Half-Way There

Oscar Platt, Participant

Whoahhhhh, livin’ on a prayer! I must admit, Bon Jovi has been a pretty prominent part of my Bridge Year experience thus far. In early October, after I first met my homestay family in the program house, I nervously followed them home, sweating......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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6-word Snapshots

Bridge Year Indonesia, Participant

Believe it or not (we can barely believe it…), the former half of bridge year has already come and gone, leaving behind memories, lessons, and emotions that have marked and moved us in our new home away from home. On a night in midcourse,......Read More

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Photographs from Sampela

Isaac Wills, Participant

Shared are several photographs taken during the cohort’s week-long stay in Sampela, a Bajau community off the coast of Kaledupa Island, Wakatobi Regency. In the off-kilter picture of the ocean, you can spot the dorsal fin of a dolphin. During......Read More

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Tujuh Bulan

Oscar Platt, Participant

Yak of the Week

In February, my homestay family is going to be one person larger. My sister-in-law, Mbak Rachma is having a baby!  Last weekend, my whole family drove up to Rachmas hometown, Temanggung, in Central Java.  Aside from it being a nice vacation, our......Read More

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Solo Photos

Bridge Year Indonesia, Participant

As promised here are some photos from our time in Solo. The photos give a glimpse of some of ours meals, a tour of the Kraton, and an all day hike between two ancient temples....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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SOLO

Bridge Year Indonesia, Participant

Hi friends and family! We wanted to take a second a let everyone know about our upcoming plans for the weekend of December 21. We’re super excited this weekend to be embarking on our first entirely student planned excursion to Surakarta, the......Read More

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Photo Contest: Animals

Naomi, Participant

Living in Kotagede is a cat lover’s dream. Cats seem to pop up everywhere, whether staring down at you from a roof or dashing away down an alley while walking to the Program House. My street is home to a group of around half a dozen cats who......Read More

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Photo Contest: Animals

Oscar Platt, Participant

Tole, pronounced (Toe-lay), is my family rooster.  When I walked into my house for the first time 3 months ago, Tole drew my attention right away, chirping from his cage positioned in the middle of the room.  He was only a little chick at the......Read More

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Animal Photo Contest

Ashley Cao, Participant

So as a group, we’ve decided to try out a new way of yakking to spice things up (in addition to normal yaks potentially…). Every week, we’re going to try a new photo contest where each participant in the program will post a photo......Read More

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Hanukkah Celebration and More!

Elizabeth Johnson, Instructor

Hello Friends and Family, Aaron Slosberg, Dragons’ Director of Student Programming, made a site visit to Yogjakarta last week and was granted the opportunity to spend time with the BYP Indonesia group. He’s shared several photos of his......Read More