We will have to deal with more intellectual ambiguity, emotional challenges and, sometimes, moral dilemmas, but we feel safe and confident in this supportive and collaborative IHP learning community. Dear friends and family, We had an incredible start to our IHP journey in New York City! Despite the cold and Snowmaggedon—which wasn’t really worth the […]

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Letter Home: Launch Highlights from New Orleans, LA

“…this leg of our trip was clearly rooted in community efforts to improve a city that boasts a unique sense of unity.” Dear Friends and Family, What a whirlwind our stay in New Orleans has been! Despite coming from dozens of different universities across the United States, we can comfortably say that we all shared […]

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Letter Home: Launch Highlights from Washington, DC

“…our bonding thus far has provided us with a crucial community foundation that will serve us well as we continue to discuss what can be difficult-to-navigate topics and face unexpected challenges or experiences while abroad.” Dear loved ones, We’ve just landed in New Delhi after a peaceful 24-hour journey. These two weeks in D.C. have […]

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Letter Home from Ahmedabad

Kem cho (how are you), IHP family? We’ve had a fabulous time here in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Here are some highlights from our trip: The Bhadra Plaza Heritage Festival where we listened to Rajan and Sajan Mishra, singers of the khyal style of Indian classical music, Fazal Qureshi, a prolific tabla player, and U. Rajesh, a […]

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Letter Home from Brazil

A Letter Home from the Fall 2014,  IHP Health and Communities Program: Dear Friends and Family, The IHP Health and Community Fall 2014 Team comes to Brazil a little changed, a little wiser than before, and with the shared experience of traveling, living, and learning about health in Washington DC, India, and South Africa over […]

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Letter Home from Hanoi, Viet Nam

A Letter Home from students on the Fall 2014 Track 1 of IHP Cities in the 21st Century: Written by Dimitri Antoniou, Alina Aksiyote Benardete, Elena Crowe, and Cinneah El-Amin Photos by QiHan Wong and Anselmo Fuentes Xin chào từ Việt Nam!  In this final month, we’ve reflected on the beauty and chaos of Hanoi […]

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Letter Home from Bolivia

A letter home from the Fall 2014 IHP Climate Change program: Ring ring ring! Ring ring ring! “Time to go sleepyhead.” Says my roommate Abe, “It’s time to leave Africa my friend.” Rising out of bed at 3:30 in the morning we begin our final leg of the journey. Our first flight to Madrid went […]

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Letter Home from Cape Town, South Africa

A Letter Home from the Fall 2014 IHP Cities in the 21st Century Track 1 Program: Written by IHP Students, edited by Maggie Livingstone, photos by Anselmo Fuentes Leaving the confines of São Paulo to Cape Town was like stepping away from a concrete jungle into a city seemingly designed for a postcard: the gorgeous […]

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Letter Home from Dakar, Senegal

A Letter Home from the Fall 2014 Cities in the 21st Century Track 2 Students: Nanga def from Senegal— hello from Senegal! The past month has been an entirely different experience from our time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From weather to home stays, we had a month full of sunshine and new experiences. We’re grateful […]

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Letter Home from South Africa

A Letter Home from the Fall 2014 Health & Community Program: Dear Friends and Family, Molweni! Since we last wrote to you, we have spent almost 5 weeks living in and learning about South Africa.  Though it is difficult to describe all that we have learned and experienced in this beautiful country, we’ve managed to […]

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