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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20

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Introduction

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

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First Yak

Julia Zhou, Participant

Hello! My name is Julia Zhou and I’m from Herndon, Virginia, a suburb of DC. I’ve lived all along the east coast, plus a brief stint with my grandparents in Nanjing. My grandparents, not knowing English, were very adamant that I grow up......Read More

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Introduction

Benjamin Small, Participant

Hi! My name is Ben Small. I’m from West Hartford, Connecticut. I’ve studied Chinese for quite a few years, but I’m really looking forward to learning more and to being immersed in all of the tradition and history China has in store.  I’m......Read More

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Introduction!

Saumya Malik, Participant

Hi! My name is Saumya Malik, and I am from Princeton, New Jersey. I have lived here my whole life, but most of my extended family lives in India. I  visit them fairly often and have in the process developed a strong Indian identity. I really......Read More

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first post/introduction

Chris Johnston, Participant

Hello! I’m Chris Johnston and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. While I’ve already had the great opportunity to explore unique parts of the world, having lived in a rather isolated part of the country my whole life, I’ve been......Read More

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Introductions

Svetlana Johnson, Participant

Hi there! My name is Svetlana Johnson and I am super excited to be going on this amazing journey with all of you. My family is originally from the West Indies, but we moved to the US when I was four, so I’ve spent most of my life in South......Read More

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Intro Yak!

Lauren Aung, Participant

Hello! My name is Lauren Aung, and I’m from Austin, Texas. While I was born and raised in Texas, my paternal ancestors lived in Yunnan for over 500 years. Our hometown, Tengchong, is just an hour by plane from Kunming. I hope that this year helps......Read More

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Greetings from Ling

Ling Zhao, Participant

Da Jia Hao, This is Ling from China, and I will be accompanying you for 2019-2020 Bridge Year, I can’t wait to meet all of you! I was born and raised in Chengdu, a major city in the southwest of China. I’m an only child, 玲(Ling) is my......Read More

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Hello!

Luz Victoria, Participant

My name is Luz Victoria and the focus of my life to this point has been community service. From a very young age I attended political rallies, admired the adults who gave powerful speeches to the working class families that lived in my community of......Read More

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China Waits!

Jesse Millett, Participant

It’s time to take a break from everything we’ve known and been expected to do. It’s time to open our minds to exploration. Over the next year I will be accompanying you on a journey that will broaden your perspective, nourish your......Read More

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Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board! As you’ll soon discover, this group blog and message board is a valuable forum for: Introductions by staff and participants Addressing all questions regarding packing and trip preparation Posting live updates......Read More