Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Novogratz Bridge Year Program plans to offer a modified program structure during the 2021-22 academic year. Details can be found on the Bridge Year 2021-22 page.
The Novogratz Bridge Year Program allows incoming students to begin their Princeton experience engaged in nine months of tuition-free, University-sponsored service at one of five international locations. Bridge Year participants study the local language, live with carefully selected homestay families, and take part in a variety of cultural enrichment activities, while learning from host communities through their volunteer work.
Application to the Novogratz Bridge Year Program is open to all incoming first-year Princeton undergraduate students.