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Ramadan

Oscar Platt, Participant

Yak of the Week

The fasting month of Ramadan has finally arrived, and here in Jogja, everything seems to be moving at a more relaxed pace.  People wake up later, the streets are quieter, and life just seems to be slower. During Ramadan, the day starts at 3:45 am......Read More

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X-Phase…Success!

Ashley, Participant

BYP Indonesia 2.0 just arrived back in Jogja, marking the end of X-Phase and the beginning of our last two weeks in Jogjakarta. Here’s a brief summary of the things we did during our last half of X-Phase (: After leaving the Langa Community,......Read More

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Flores Update

Naomi, Participant

Hey everyone! We’ve been having a blast this past week during our X-Phase excursion to Flores! Attached are some pictures from Kelimutu National Park, as well as photos from treks with the Langa Trekking Community guides who doubled as our......Read More

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Mari! Kita ke Flores (Part 2)

Ashley, Participant

Due to flight cancellation, we have a slight change of itinerary towards the beginning of our trip.   April 21: We will be flying out of Jogja into Bali, as planned. We’ll stay the night at a really nice Bali hotel (: April 22:......Read More

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Mari kita ke Flores! (Let’s go to Flores!)

BYP Indonesia, Participant

Hello everyone!   We will be embarking on our journey to Flores this Sunday, April 21th. Our itinerary is as follows: 4/21: We leave Yogyakarta and land in the Bali airport, where we will sleep overnight. 4/22: We will fly to Ende, Flores, and......Read More

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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

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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