Alumni of the Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program experienced a transformational year of service before embarking on their academic studies at Tufts University. We are proud of the contributions they made to their adopted communities during the program, and of the unique passion and perspectives they bring to the Tufts campus and will carry with them throughout their lives.


León, Nicaragua

Abigail Barton – Child Development & Education
Elaine Harris – Arts & Cultural Preservation
Isabel Schneider – Child Development & Education
David Vargas – Renewable Energy & Sustainable Communities
Emerson Wenzel – Education & STEM

Madrid, Spain

Gongga Baerde – Child Development & Education
Justin Mejía – Child Development & Education
Daniela Sánchez – Child Development & Education
Madeline Weir – Child Development & Education

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Zoe Barnes – Wildlife Preservation & Environmental Sustainability
Aberdeen Bird – Wildlife Preservation & Environmental Sustainability
Eve Harris – Wildlife Preservation & Environmental Sustainability
Daniel Lewis – Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management
Steven Schwab – Education & Training
Gabriel Yerdon – Wildlife Preservation & Environmental Sustainability

Read our program blog for first-hand accounts of their meaningful time in Spain, Brazil, and Nicaragua.