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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2019-20

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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

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Hello!

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

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Bonjour!

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

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Hi!

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

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Hello!

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

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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