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Back in Jogja

Gregory, Participant

Just a small note to inform whomever may be wondering… We have returned to Jogja and are enjoying some creature comforts in a delightful guesthouse not far from where our students will soon be calling home for the next 8 months. Currently we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Bridge Year Indonesia 2018-19

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Crying and Community

Esha Jain, Participant

One of the first texts I sent to my mom once I had wifi after our rural homestay in Nagasaribu was “My grandma cried when I left”.  Going into our first rural homestay I could not even begin to label the emotions I was feeling. Looking back I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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A Little Poetry

Isaac Wills, Participant

To commemorate my time in Nagasaribu and to thank the community that made my time there an auspicious pleasure, I threw together some rhymes for the send-off party…   Train, plane, pisang goreng / Chorus of horas! / Welcomed by Gani and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Update from Sumatra!

Noa Greenspan, Participant

Yak of the Week

Sumatra’s landscape shocks one into the present moment. Here hobbling, knobby dogs share the road with mud-slicked water buffalo and discarded juice cups and little schoolboys with clip-on ties. In the day the clouds swell warm and heavy over the......Read More

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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

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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

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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

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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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