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Winners of the 14th International Eye Photo Contest
March 25, 2024

The Office of International Programs, in collaboration with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th annual International Eye Photo Contest.

This year, 27 photos were selected from 360 total submissions…

Bridge Year Students Emily Chen and Andrei Florian featured on podcast by Gap Year Radio
Dec. 14, 2023

Current Bridge Year India participants Emily Chen and Andrei Florian were recently featured on a podcast hosted by Gap Year Radio for an episode that focused on mindful volunteering. Emily and Andrei reflected on their Novogratz Bridge Year program experience so far including their community partner placements and cultural activities, as…

Bridge Year Alum Peter Schmidt ’20 Helped Launch a School to Cultivate Attention
Nov. 3, 2023

After graduating from high school in 2015, Peter Schmidt ’20 spent nine months volunteering in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, with Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program. Students in the program were encouraged not to bring their smartphones with them, so Schmidt had only a basic cell phone and no Internet access in the house where he lived.

Blog Post: Finding Community and Confidence on Bridge Year
May 4, 2023

Oscar Platt '24 recently contributed a guest blog post that was featured on the Undergraduate Student Blog. He reflects on his experiences in Indonesia as part of the 2018-2019 Novogratz Bridge Year Program and details his journey in…

(Video) Novogratz Bridge Year Program: Learn. Experience. Reflect.
April 20, 2023

Roxana (Roxy) Martinez ’27 recently produced a video to reflect on her experience participating in the 2022-2023 Novogratz Bridge Year Program in India. The online application for the 2023-2024 program is due on May 1, 2023.


Documentary by Azza Cohen ’16 acquired by The New Yorker
Jan. 23, 2023

Cohen’s Stanford Documentary MFA thesis film titled “FLOAT!” was recently acquired by The New Yorker. The film is profiled and available for streaming on The New Yorker website.

While at Princeton, Cohen…

"Meet Princeton!" The Novogratz Bridge Year Program: Two Students in Conversation
Jan. 5, 2023

Novogratz Bridge Year Program alums Leila Owens '23 (India) and Nicole Williams '23 (Senegal) were featured on the "Meet Princeton!" podcast to talk about their Bridge Year experiences teaching and working with an NGO, favorite foods, changing perspectives and how they transitioned back to campus and Princeton.

Listen to the podcast…

Princeton’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program will expand to six international locations
Dec. 7, 2022

Princeton’s innovative Novogratz Bridge Year Program will expand to six countries beginning in fall 2023, offering more incoming students the opportunity to participate in the tuition-free global service-learning program. Bridge Year will partner with new communities in Cambodia and Costa Rica, in addition to existing partnerships…

Dale Awards allow students to pursue independent post-graduation and summer projects
May 20, 2021

Princeton seniors Ysabel Ayala and Cierra Moore have received the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship to spend a year after graduation pursuing a project of special interest to them. Kenji Cataldo, a member of the Class of 2020, received the fellowship last year.

The fellowship, created by 1953 Princeton alumnus Martin Dale, provides a $35…

Two Princetonians awarded Gaither Fellowship to work at Carnegie Endowment
May 3, 2021

Princeton University senior Nikhita Salgame has been awarded a Gaither Junior Fellowship, which gives graduating seniors an opportunity to work as research assistants to scholars at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Benjamin Press, a 2020 graduate, received the award in 2020.

They were among a select group of students…