After completing a "Healthy Lifestyle Plan" during Base (orientation), students complete their own individual schedule every week, making sure that they balance addressing goals and steps from their Healthy Lifestyle Plan which is based on the 8 dimensions of young adult success, as well as making time for productive leisure (e.g. learning a new skill, socializing), and unproductive leisure time (e.g. watching TV, social media).
In general, a weekly schedule at The Bridge is divided into three types of days:
On Sundays, students focus on cultural immersion and either attend a cultural activity in town or visit their own homestay family. Students may choose to work on weekends as well, if their internships are highly active during those days.
“The weekly summaries have introduced me to the idea of a productive week. The ability to create my own schedule has presented a good representation of how I’ll manage my schedule in college.”