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Elliott Hyon, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Elliott and I come from Los Angeles, California. I couldn’t imagine myself in any other place than the West Coast and these past 18 years have been so fun. With my parents, younger brother, and my little Yorkie, I have......Read More



Grady Trexler, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Grady, and I’m from Richmond, Virginia, where I’ve lived my entire life – so this year is going to be a bit of a shock to my system. I’ll miss Richmond, but I’m really excited to get to know......Read More


A few packing notes

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Querid@s amig@s, We will meet on campus so soon! We understand wrapping up packing and finishing last-minute details before a 9-month trip can be very stressful. Breathe and think of only bringing what you absolutely need. Some of the following are......Read More


Bound from Boise to Bolivia

Theo Knoll, Participant

¡Hola! Me llamo Theo Knoll, y soy de Boise, Idaho. Despite being the largest city in Idaho, Boise is predominantly suburban, and nature is incorporated throughout the city in the form of parks, paths, and public land. My neighborhood is adjacent to......Read More


Hey Everyone!

Aneekah Uddin, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Aneekah and I can’t wait to begin exploring. I’ve lived my entire life in Montclair, New Jersey (a few miles away from NYC) with my three siblings and parents. Bridge Year will be the first time I’m traveling out of the......Read More



Owen, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Owen and I’m from Evanston, IL. I’m probably speaking too soon, but I think I’ve finally got all of my stuff packed up! To be honest, there’s a good chance I remember something else I forgot within the next......Read More



Allie Matthias, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Allie, and I’m from Basking Ridge, NJ, which is around 45 minutes northeast of Princeton. A little on my life: I was born in Tokyo and lived there for a little more than two years before moving to New Jersey. When I was......Read More


Yak from a homestay family: Like a Dream

Ibu Nana (past and current homestay mom), Participant

Yak of the Week

LIKE A DREAM When we agree to join Bridge year, we never thought before, an American boy in our house. One house with us, one dining table, one living room with us. When we woke up in the morning that face was really with us. This is like a dream.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Indonesia 2019-20


First month itinerary

Instructor team, Participant

We will start our journey together on the 28th (Sani will travel ahead to prepare for our arrival and Olivia will travel with the group from Princeton). We will arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 29th and spend 1 night near the airport, enjoy a......Read More



Sebastian Suarez, Participant

Hey Everyone, My name is Sebastian Suarez and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. I have loved to travel from a young age, and we (my mom, dad and me) visit my father’s family in Peru almost every year. I think this lifelong interest in travel is......Read More


Hi Everyone!

Magnus von Ziegesar, Participant

My name is Magnus and I’m from Brooklyn, NYC. I’m the youngest in my family, with an older brother (he’s on the right, I’m on the left) and an older sister. We also have a golden retriever named Stu. And two cats, named Pepper and Spaz,......Read More



Jesus Arroyo, Participant

Hello everyone. My name is Jesus Arroyo and I come from La Puente California, just a few miles from LA. I grew up in a family of eight with my parents, three older brothers, and two younger sisters. My childhood was filled with trips to our......Read More