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.
Launched in 2009, Bridge Year has provided transformative global service learning experiences to over 300 incoming Princeton undergraduates. The program is open to all members of Princeton’s newly-admitted first-year class. During the 2020-21 academic year, the program will offer opportunities for up to 40 incoming students at program sites in Bolivia, China, India, Indonesia and Senegal.