IHP Human Rights Spring 2015 – Chile

Chile Santiago and Curarrehue We are currently sitting in a volcanic ash storm in Curarrehue in the south of Chile. It is 11 am and it is pitch black outside. Cocina Mapuche in Curarrehue, Chile. Picture credit: Lizzy Brilliant We are currently at Cocina Mapuche where we ate two times. The Mapuche woman who co   […]

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IHP Health Track 2: Spring 2015 – South Africa

Auxeni! (Or, “Hello” in Xitsonga, one of the eleven national languages of South Africa!)   Greetings from South Africa!   We blinked and woke up in Johannesburg, South Africa on Feb 17th. Our first week in Johannesburg provided the perfect adjustment period from one extreme way of life to another. We stayed at an old […]

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IHP Health Track 2: Spring 2015 – Argentina

Dear Friends and Family,   It seems crazy to say, but we’ve reached the last step of our journey. After 16 weeks of flights, homestays, site visits, guest lectures, challenging discussions, and more challenging good-byes, it’s time for us to begin thinking about a new set of obstacles as we readjust to life back where […]

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IHP Health Spring 2015 – South Africa

South Africa “We are a land of paradoxes.” These words were spoken to us during one of our first guest lectures way back in India, but we find they can apply here in South Africa just as easily. This country is one of the most geographically diverse places one can imagine, from towering mountains to […]

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IHP Spring 2015 Climate Change: Vietnam

LETTERS HOME: VIETNAM!   Ho Chi Minh City Our adventures in Vietnam began in the southern part of the country. We flew into Ho Chi Minh City, usually referred to as Saigon by the local people. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, with a population of about 7.4 million. Arriving on […]

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IHP Spring 2015 Cities in the 21st Century Video Letter Home from Brazil

Students on the IHP “Cities in the 21st Century” program reflect on their time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the second of the four sites they’ll study in over the course of the program. During their four weeks in San Paulo between February and March, they explored issues such as water rights, housing disparities, transportation, as […]

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Letter Home from India

Namaste friends and family, After close to twenty hours of travel, we arrived at the New Delhi Airport where we met Team India: Abid, Bhavna, Rajshree, and other staff members. From the beginning until the very end of our trip, Team India was extremely caring, candid, and protective of us all. During that first week, […]

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Letter Home: Human Rights Launch Highlights from New York City

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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