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We’re Halfway There

Pia DiCenzo, Participant

Monday, January 13 marked an important day for Bridge Year India.  It was the exact halfway point of our program. On the day I write this, Monday, January 20, we have 132 days until May 31, 2020.  That is: 4 months and 11 days 19 weeks 3,168 hours......Read More

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The Monsoon Palace

Tejas G, Participant

On Saturday, the cohort adventured to Udaipur’s famous Monsoon Palace, built in honor the king of the region Maharana Sajjan Singh. Situated at the top of a hilltop overlooking Udaipur, we hiked about an hour and a half up, relaying stories......Read More

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Langnukah

Jasmine Berger, Participant

There is so much I loved about Langa that it is hard for me to pinpoint what experience I want to write about: the charm of the village, the supportiveness of the community, the beauty of being up in the mountains… There was so much going on......Read More

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Mid-Course Excursion

Svetlana Johnson, Participant

Dear friends, family, instructors and curious others, For those of you who have been keeping track, then I’m sure your aware that it has been approximately four and a half months since our little group entered China. As such, this weekend we shall......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20

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Lost and Found

Lauren Aung, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I bike home, I anticipate not my building— a nondescript, seven story complex on top of convenience stores and massage parlors— but the building across from it. It towers over mine twenty-five stories high, and two looming characters......Read More

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2020

Max, Participant

I think it’s safe to say that spending the New Year away from our friends and families back home was a challenge for all of us in BYI. Celebrating the New Year is not a huge thing in Udaipur; in fact, many of our NGOs remained open on New Year’s......Read More

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Krishna Ranch

Anna Pinkerton, Participant

Yak of the Week

I groaned as we hit yet another bump that sent a jolt straight up my spine. I didn’t remember the road leading up to Krishna Ranch, the farm on the outskirts of Udaipur where we had spent our very first week in India, being quite so rough. But......Read More

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Bak (Boat Yak)

Jacqueline Lydon, Participant

While we’re busy in Langa, we wanted to share a bit about the boat trip we went on last week. We left port in the early morning. The ocean was eerily calm, broken only by sharp, scattered mountain slopes on small islands. It looked almost like......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20

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The Problem with Being Human

Svetlana Johnson, Participant

In video games, your character starts off much like you do in real life- at level 1. Gradually, as your character puts in work and time, that little bar over your head gets filled and in an eruption of digital confetti you reach level 2 and then......Read More

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Christmas Day!

Dani, Participant

After sleeping in to sleep off our fatigue from the Midnight Mass, we awoke to a breakfast of Poha, Goan bread, and three kinds of marmalade:  Guava, Mixed Fruit, and Orange, from our hotel. Post-breakfast, we facetimed Shweta, our Program House......Read More

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First day in Goa

Anna Pinkerton, Participant

On Friday, December 20th, we woke up bright and early to catch our 5:50 train from Mumbai to Goa. We arrived in Goa in the early afternoon and spent several hours exploring the public bus system. In the evening, we went to our first event at the......Read More

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Mumbai Day 2

Pia DiCenzo, Participant

After a day of exploring an ISKCON Temple and Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, we stopped by Yazdani Bakery for apple pie, bun maska, and chai.  As the fresh bread was baked and cooled all around us, we discussed the unique and intriguing nature of......Read More