Due to ongoing uncertainties created by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Novogratz Bridge Year Program is suspended for the 2021-22 academic year. We look forward to offering Bridge Year to the incoming Class of 2026. Check back later in the fall for updated program information.
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.