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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20

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March

Sydney Eck, Participant

March is not an easy month for me. I cannot tell you why. I am not sure. Maybe an astrologer could point to the configuration of celestial bodies and explain how this or that planet rising in tandem with whichever moon moving into a house of......Read More

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Living intentionally

Max, Participant

Last Monday, in somewhat of a freak accident, I broke my foot. While standing up from a chair, I clumsily lost my balance and rolled my foot onto the right side, breaking the fifth metatarsal. It’s just a hairline fracture, and I should make a......Read More

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Birds of Udaipur

Sijbren, Participant

When I’m returning from my NGO in the evening, I cycle through a rather rural area of Udaipur. I find myself surrounded by fields and overgrown empty lots. The road is mostly clear of traffic and I take my time to enjoy the scenery — it just......Read More

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A Warm Goodbye

Fernando Aviles, Participant

This past Friday, I sadly said goodbye to someone I had never expected to meet, and much less expected to learn such a great deal from. After a series of events that led to a very sudden shift in instructors, we were introduced to Sharon and told......Read More

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I understand

Sydney Eck, Participant

Trigger warnings: suicide, school shootings   January 26, 2020  Udaipur, Rajastan, India   Schools held Republic Day celebrations and families gathered around television screens, watching the spectacle of the annual Delhi parade to......Read More

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia 2019-20, Bhutan: Environmental Sustainability & Community Happiness, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year China 2019-20, Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20, Nepal: Himalayan Studies, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Indonesia 2019-20, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, Independent Spring Experience, Andes Leadership Semester: Patagonia to Peru

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Update Regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tim Hare, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons students, parents, and extended community, We wanted to send an overview of the ongoing 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and current impact on Dragons programming. While the majority of attention has been focused on China, we......Read More

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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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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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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