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The definition of serenity. Photo by Hannah Richter (2015/16 Semester Photo Contest Finalist), Indonesia Semester.

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Indonesia 2019-20

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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


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


dieng days

Jacqueline Lydon, Participant

Now that our group has settled into life in Jogja, we’ve began to explore the city and surrounding area a bit more. Last weekend, our group took a 3-day trip to Dieng Plateau. Each week, two students research and present about some facet of......Read More



Allie Matthias, Participant

As I sit with my homestay parents and eat my dinner of bakmi goreng (fried noodles), the Call to Prayer echoes throughout the kitchen. I stop what I was saying to them, and we exchange the same familiar smile that we give each other every night,......Read More


Saddleridge Fire

Elliott Hyon, Participant

Is my house burning? I’m trying to decide whether the universe is cruel or just humorous for this second post to also be about burning. What’s next? Is my third yak going to be about me spontaneously combusting?   October 12-13, I went......Read More


Arrived in Jogja

Steve Roberts, Instructor

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust) After a mammoth journey to the opposite end of the globe, the group has arrived safely in Yogyakarta, where the real journey is......Read More


Hi everyone!

Eva Jordan, Participant

Hello! My name is Eva and I’m from Bridgewater, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. I’ve never had the opportunity to live abroad, and I am beyond excited to experience life in Jogja for the next nine months. I’m especially looking forward to......Read More