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Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2022-23

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Hello !

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

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Hi :)

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

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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

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Jansen’s introduction

Jansen Look, Participant

Hey, my name is Jansen! I was born in Boston, MA, lived a few years in San Francisco, and am now residing about an hour north of SF. I fit the stereotypical California surfer a little too well. I worked in the local surf shack for a while and spent......Read More

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Hi!

Athena Clendaniel, Participant

Hi! My name’s Athena and I’m from Anchorage, Alaska. I’ve lived here my entire life and have come accustomed to long, dark winters with lots of snow. It will take some time to adjust to the warm temperatures of Senegal, but 12......Read More

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Greetings from Samba!

Samba Sow, Instructor

Samba will serve as a Fall Support Instructor for the Bridge Year Senegal Program, supporting the group during the first six weeks of the program. On Jaaraama! (both “thank you” and “hello” in my native language of Pulaar), My name is Samba......Read More

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Hello!

Josie Veilleux, Participant

Hey Guys! My name’s Josie and I hail from Orono, Maine. I am very excited to get to know you all more! As for a few facts about me, I am part of a family of four, including my mom, Jen, my dad, Marc, and my brother, Elias. Rather, maybe I should......Read More

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Introduction to Berta

On-Site Director , Instructor

Hello dear students! I am writing to you from a place close to my roots – my grandparents’ village in rural Poland. Two days ago, I came here with my mother and brother to visit my mother’s parents, who are turning 98 and 99 this......Read More

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Greetings from Babacar

On-Site Director, Instructor

I’m writing this letter to introduce myself. My name is Babacar Mbaye, and I am one of the  Bridge Year Senegal On-Site Directors. I would like to start this personal introduction by talking about my grandparents. All four of my grandparents have......Read More

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To Family & Friends: Follow Us on the Yak...

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of Bridge Year Participants, As this year’s Bridge Year cohort carries out their final preparations and (in less than four weeks!) begins their journey for the next nine months, we wanted to encourage all the parents,......Read More

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INTRO: DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY...

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear 2022-23 Bridge Year Participants,  Welcome to your Yak Board and to the 2022-23 Novogratz Bridge Year Program! My name is Cara and I am the Director of College and University Programming at Dragons, which means that I provide behind the scenes......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2022-23

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Emmy Dukundane, Dragons Admin

Welcome to your Bridge Year Yak Board! You can think of your program’s Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Here is a summary of how the Yak Board will be used in the coming months (and beyond): Pre-program:......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year Senegal 2022-23

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Disclaimer

Emmy Dukundane, Dragons Admin

Welcome to the Bridge Year Yak Board! The views and opinions expressed on this page are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view, opinion, policy, or position of Princeton University, Where There Be Dragons, or their partners....Read More