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Wow, I’m lucky.

Ann Yancey, Participant

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I am truly in love with Peru. As much as I miss the comforts of having parents to come home to that understand without me having to explain, being able to take a car to the grocery store, coming home to my own bed at night, and getting to see my......Read More

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Our stay at Swe Nadi monastery

Oscar Rigo, Participant

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Dear family and loved ones, Through July 11 to the 14, we stayed at the Shwe Nadi, where we experienced our first learning service. During our stay, the team was given the choice to part take in three activities, planting bamboo trees, adobe brick......Read More

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The First Time I used my City Hands

Valentina, Participant

Building houses using mud is an ancient tradition that belongs to many different cultures around the world. The mud is ideal for the many variations of weather during the year, especially in a country like Bhutan. In summer where the Himalayan sun......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Appleby College Cambodia

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“Their Life” – A Shift of Mindset in...

Janice Peng, Participant

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“Be prepared—the conditions on the island will be very different from our life; no electricity, no running water…” The voice of our trip leader at our pre-departure meeting echoed in my head once again; except this time, I find myself......Read More

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We are awaiting a blue flame

Lancelot Naipier-Kane, Participant

Yak of the Week

Our huddle of 6 is situated in a golden alley of solar panel induced glow. It is dark now, darker than when the sun first disappeared over the mountains at 6, darker still now that the light blue has bled from the sky to reveal galaxies. Now, if......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Working Hour

Jacob Page, Participant

Over the past week at SECMOL (Students Education Cultural Movement of Ladakh) we have been implemented not only into conversation classes, a block of time with the students invented to refine their conversational skills in English, but into their......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Bridge Year India 2017-18

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The Start of Our Service Sites: Jeevan School

Stav Bejerano, Participant

I was lucky enough to end up working at the Jeevan School! The Jeevan School has preschool, K-10 school, and hostel components, while also funding the tuition fees for their Class 10 graduates to attend a nearby “college” for grades 11 and 12......Read More

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Service Site: Guria

Joshua Eastman, Participant

Guria is my service placement here in Varanasi, India. In so many ways, it’s the most intense and rewarding group I’ve ever been a part of. Guria is a 29 year-old organization, founded and run by a man named Ajeet Singh. About Guria’s......Read More

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SO… WHO AM I?

Nina Saligman, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hola from the heart of the Incan Empire. Your favorite Peru 6 week course is currently approaching our midway point, which happens to be hitting a few of us kind of hard. Midway points are a time for reflection, as my 50 year old parents might agree......Read More

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A New View on Service

Caroline Fenelon, Participant

Yak of the Week

Choosing to defer from college and take a gap year is a major abnormality from where I come from – I was the sole graduate from my high school who was not to immediately enroll in a university the coming September. Clearly, this situation was just......Read More