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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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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


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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


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Sabien Taylor, Participant

Hello! My name is Sabien Taylor (pronounced like you’re Say-ing Bien in Spanish). I was born in Okinawa, Japan, an island near the south end of the country. I can speak Japanese at a conversational level. I belong to a military family, so I have......Read More



Emma Mohrmann, Participant

Hello! My name is Emma Mohrmann and I am from St. Louis, Missouri! I love running, hiking, and basically anything active or outside. I am also very passionate about art and photography and enjoy how they provide the opportunity to tell a story in a......Read More



Alison Parish, Participant

Bonjour! My name is Alison Parish. I was born on the small island of Jamaica, West Indies. Since immigrating to the United States at the age of four, I have lived in the Bronx, New York. Having grown up in the bustling metropolis of New York City, I......Read More



Maddie Lausted, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie (short for Madeleine), and I’m from Seattle, Washington, where I’ve lived my whole life. I’m so excited to be a part of Bridge Year Senegal, and to meet everyone from the program, Princeton, and Senegal! I have a......Read More



Lu Esteban, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Lu and I hail from the Shenandoah Valley of Western VA. I’ve lived in rural Virginia for the past decade, and I am incredibly excited to experience a different way of life in Senegal. A few things that I’m most looking......Read More


Introduction Berta

Berta, Participant

Dear students! My name is Berta, and I am the third musqueteer on your Instructor team for the first 6 weeks of your time in Senegal. We will meet, inchallah, the moment you step out of the airport into the Senegalese sun on the afternoon of the......Read More


Greetings from Babacar

Babacar Mbaye, Instructor

I’m writing this letter to introduce myself. I’m your Bridge Year Senegal Onsite Director and my name is Babacar Mbaye. I would like to start this personal introduction by talking about my grandparents. All four of my grandparents have made......Read More


Greetings from Catherine

Catherine Pitt, Participant

Salaam Aleikum! It is wonderful that you are part of this year’s Novogratz Bridge Year group! My name is Catherine and I’m one of your Onsite Directors on the BYSenegal program. I’m excited that you are coming to Senegal and look forward to......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