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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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Mid-Year Retreat!

Maddie Lausted, Participant

Salaam malekum! Bridge Year Senegal is heading off to our mid-year retreat to the desert of Lompoul to set goals for the new year, see some sand dunes, and, inshallah, ride a camel! We’re all looking forward to more group talks under the......Read More

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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

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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Welcome to My Service Site

Lu, Participant

As part of the Bridge Year program, each student is assigned to a particular service site with a local NGO or grassroots association. I’m happy to have been paired with Naam Joodo, a school gardens project currently based at the International......Read More

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Ndank, ndank

Emma Mohrmann, Participant

I wait. I wait some more. An hour later I am still waiting for my bus. Another 20 minutes go by. I watch the taxis drive by, occasionally honking, and the bikes weave through the traffic. It’s not that bad today though. I see taxis being worked on......Read More

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Summer Camp in Ndioukhane

Lu Esteban, Participant

The Bridge Year Senegal cohort has arrived safely in Dakar! As we settle in to our new surroundings, we want to take the time to reflect on our month of orientation–in particular, our most recent stay in Ndioukhane, a rural Pulaar and Sereer......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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Photos from Ndioukhane

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Enjoy these photos from the cohort’s time in Ndioukhane, a small village outside of Thies. Ndioukhane is a wonderful, vibrant host community that is hosting the group for a “learning service intensive”....Read More

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Lessons from the Tower

Magnus von Ziegesar and Maddie Lausted, Participant

As indicated by our last post, our time in Mouit will likely be remembered by each of us as our time in the tower. It’s where our lessons and lectures were held—diving deep into the many different types of pronouns and verbs of Wolof (no......Read More

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First Impressions

Alison Renee Parish, Participant

One of the things that I was most looking forward to coming to Senegal was the food. And, I love it! My mom told me that it has been said that Japanese people tend to enjoy Senegalese cuisine. The food does give me nostalgia for Japan—the tamarind......Read More

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Senegal Group Safely Arrived

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear Friends and Family of Bridge Year Senegal students, We are happy to let you know the BY Senegal group has arrived safe and sound at Blaise Diagne International Airport! The groups is tired but the journey went well. We are now leaving for Dene......Read More

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Hello

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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Hi Everyone!

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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Hey, it’s me

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