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2022-2023

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Abby Connolly, Participant

Hello, everyone! My name is Abby Connolly and I am from El Dorado Hills, California. I am incredibly excited to embark on this adventure with all of you! As I prepare for my Bridge Year journey, I am feeling a mixture of emotions – excitement,......Read More

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Introductory Yak | Jordan

Jordan Quiles, Participant

Hello everyone! It was nice to hear from the instructors I’ll be working with this fall. I’m excited to work with you all! My name is Jordan. I’m excited to be a part of the Civic Semester cohort! A little bit about me: I’ve......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2022-23

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Maya Kenny, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Maya Kenny, and I’m from Pasadena, California. I’m so excited to live and learn in India with you all! Right now, I’d say I’m most excited to experience life in the Himalayas, learn more about yoga and Indian......Read More

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Shaimaa, Participant

Hi everyone !! This is Shaimaa. I’m from London and I have lived here all my life, but my family is from Egypt and Italy. One of the reasons I actually chose Senegal as my preferred bridge year location was because I wanted to discover a different......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia 2022-23

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¡Hola from Connecticut!

Paul Canalori, Participant

Hello, my name is Paul and I am extremely excited to begin our journey together! I was born in Boston, but have lived most of my life in Woodbridge, Connecticut.  Woodbridge is a quiet, tightly-knit suburban town on the outskirts of New Haven, CT,......Read More

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Isabel Irwin, Participant

Hi! I’m Isabel, but everyone calls me Izi. I’m really excited to meet you all and get to know you over the next 9 months! As the time to travel to each end of the world comes closer, the reality of this amazing (and slightly mad) opportunity is......Read More

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Alessandra Faccone, Participant

Hi, I’m Alessandra! I was born in DC, but I have lived in Maryland all my life. I live with my parents, my three older sisters, my dog, and my cat. My sisters have basically made the blueprint for my life; every school I have attended and almost......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2022-23

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First Month Itinerary

Neerav, Sharon, and Cho, Instructor

Hello Bridge Year India Folks! Only 2 weeks to go!! We are super excited to share our first 6 weeks of adventure together from the Aravali hills of Udaipur, Rajasthan up to the Himalayas of Sikkim, and back again to Udaipur. Throughout our travels......Read More

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Vaccinations, Medications, and General Health...

Kevin Porter, Dragons Admin

Hi Students, I’m posting this yak as I have had a few questions from students regarding recommended vaccinations or medications to bring to Peru. This message includes redundant information found in your Preparation Manual. While Dragons......Read More

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Hello!

Claire Espinosa, Participant

Hello! My name is Claire, and I grew up in Mill Valley, California, just north of San Francisco. I spent my last two years of high school at an international boarding school in Freiburg, Germany. I’m happy to be back home in the Bay Area for the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2022-23

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First Month Itinerary

Babacar, Berta, and Samba, Instructor

Dear Bridge Year Students!  As we all prepare to get together very soon in Princeton and head to Senegal, we wanted to give you an overview of what our first month will look like! Of course, as with a lot of things in Senegal, it is good to keep an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia 2022-23

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Hello!

Jack Goodman, Participant

Hey everybody! My name’s Jack, and I’m so excited to get to know all of you in the next year and beyond! I’m from Chicago, Illinois, home of America’s best bad baseball team, excellent hot dogs, and an oblong metal bean that tourists really......Read More

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Ned Erickson, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Ned Erickson, and I am from Princeton, NJ. I am super excited for this upcoming year for a few reasons: First of all, I am excited to see somewhere new, especially the Himalayas, and to experience different cultures. I am......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Indonesia 2022-23

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Katriona, Participant

Hello! My name is Katriona and I’m so excited to meet everyone and begin Bridge Year! (Although still mentally preparing to leave my cat, Mr. Tibbles, for 9 months). I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I lived for 14 years before moving to......Read More

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Clara Steege, Participant

Hello! My name is Clara, I use she/her pronouns, and I’m from Devon, Pennsylvania (a suburb 40 minutes away from Philadelphia via train). In my free time, you might find me reading, watching Architectural Digest videos, immersed in New York Times......Read More