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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20

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A Day in Delhi

Tejas Gupta and Pia DiCenzo, Participant

Arriving in Indira Gandhi International Airport, we disembarked from our day-long journey into the balmy air of Delhi. The first sight we saw as we stepped out of the airport was a wonderful three letters: KFC. (Fernando immediately wanted to go.)......Read More


Heading North!

Instructor Team, Participant

As our first week of orientation in India comes to a close, we’re readying ourselves to move north into the Himalayan foothills: after several transit days (involving multiple trains and vehicles), we’ll settle into homestays in the......Read More


Our time at Krishna Ranch

Dani & Max, Participant

2 September 2019 – 6:56 am I woke up today with the sounds of nature all around me. Roosters crowing, peacocks hollering, birds chirping. Rain pattering on roofs, thatched and unthatched. We are staying at Krishna Ranch for the week, a farm......Read More


Hello World!

Tejas, Participant

Luscious greenery, the incessant chirping of birds, the horn of delayed trains, and the sound of trucks on I-78. Welcome to North Jersey, my home! Hi, I’m Tejas. I’m really excited to see you all tomorrow (wow, I posted this late)! I......Read More


A Pack(ed) Yak!

Sarah, Participant

Tashi Delek, Julley, Khamma Ghani, As-salaam Alaikum, Namaste dear Dragons- Our travel dates are getting closer. Are you getting excited? (We are!) There is one thing that always comes up — something that everyone ponders in circles at some......Read More


Hey Everyone!!!

Sijbren, Participant

One of my passions is creative writing so theoretically this Yak plays to my strengths…well, at least you’ll see the difference between being passionate about something and being good at it. Hi! I’m Sijbren. My Dad is Dutch-American and my......Read More


A bit about me

Max Widmann, Participant

Hello! My name is Max, and I’m from Westchester County, New York. I was born in Ohio and lived for several years in Missouri, but I’ve been a NY resident for most of my life. I’m writing this on a cool Saturday morning as I sit on my front......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20


Yak Numero Uno: Intro

Fernando, Participant

Alright so it has not hit me yet that we’re leaving for India in less than 3 weeks. That’s insane and I am extremely pumped but also a bit nervous because I have yet to find a way of getting nine month’s worth of malaria pills for......Read More


See You Soon!

Pia DiCenzo, Participant

Hello!!  My name is Pia DiCenzo and I hail from Charlotte, North Carolina.  Having lived in Charlotte my whole life, I have been able to witness the evolution of the city (it’s the third fastest growing city in the US!), especially in most......Read More



Sydney Eck, Participant

Hey there everyone! My name is Sydney Eck, and I hail from Denver, Colorado. I am really excited we will be spending time in the mountains/ will be able to see them while in Udaipur because they have always been a staple in my life (or at least a......Read More


Introductory Yak

Anna Pinkerton, Participant

Hi! My name is Anna Pinkerton and I’m from Chevy Chase, Maryland. I’ve lived here my whole life, with the exception of my sophomore year which I spent in Landgrove, Vermont. In Vermont, I participated in an environmental program called Mountain......Read More