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IHP Health and Community Track 2 Spring 2017

Hey friends and family! We’re writing to you from the warmth and joy of our comfy retreat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a long and adventurous semester of travelling around the world from Washington D.C., to Hanoi, Vietnam, to Cape Town, South Africa, and to Buenos Aires, we are happily exhausted and beyond ecstatic by […]

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IHP Rethinking Food Security Spring 2017 – India

Namaste friends and family! We’re just wrapping up our five weeks in India, here’s a bit of an update on what we’ve been doing out here! The People Our team of coordinators inspire us with their activism efforts and social justice accomplishments, their patience and eagerness to answer our questions, and their extensive knowledge of […]

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IHP: Social Entrepreneurship Spring 2017 – India

Dear IHP Family and Community, Upon arriving to India, we were met with the beginnings of an intense summer heat. We were sleep deprived but excited to settle into a new city and meet the people we would soon be calling family. Abid Ji, our country coordinator, greeted us at the airport with a warm […]

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IHP Rethinking Food Security Spring 2017 – Tanzania

Greetings from Tanzania! As our time here comes to a close, we’d like to share a bit of what we’ve been up to in this beautiful country. The People We are a group of 18 students coming from a variety of academic backgrounds, such as economics, sociology, environmental studies, agriculture, and international relations.  We are […]

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IHP Social Entrepreneurship Spring 2017 – Uganda

Dear IHP Family and Community, As we arrived on that hot afternoon into Kampala, we noticed the streets. We bumped up and down along the potholes, stuck in our Matatu, the small vans that serve as public taxis for most Kampalans. School had just gotten out and groups of kids walked along side our car, […]

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IHP Climate Change Fall 2016 – Morocco

Here’s a link to the youtube video that we created for the Moroccan staff, charting the life experiences  and friendships we’ll never forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4BQmEUQ9I8   Introduction We departed Vietnam sad to be leaving, but excited to see what adventures were ahead of us in Morocco. Our flights were very broken up, but accounted for close […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2016 – South Africa

Landing in South Africa, we were shuttled off to Muizenberg, a beach-side suburb of Cape Town to enjoy a few days on the beach, along the waterfront, and in the mountains just behind our hostel. Our South Africa country coordinator and a guest lecturer provided brief histories on the country, including remarks on the division […]

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IHP Social Entrepreneurship – Uganda

A Photo Essay from IHP SEN in Kampala, UGANDA… KAMPALA: The City The primary method of transportation in Uganda is the taxi or matatu. Originally designed as a parcel van, the taxi seats 14 passengers and follows a route throughout Kampala town. This is a picture of the old taxi park – literally a sea […]

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IHP Social Entrepreneurship – India

Our journey continued from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to New Delhi, India, where we discovered a much different landscape – both in the field of social entrepreneurship as well as in our daily lives. Delhi is a hectic and colorful place that assaults the senses, and through our homestays, city adventures, classes, and site visits, we […]

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Quito, Habitat III

Quito, Habitat III Dear IHP Cities Community Greetings from Quito! For the week of 15 – 20 October, 2016, Sonny Singh (NYC Launch Coordinator) and I attended the third United Nations Habitat Conference in Quito, Ecuador. Nearly 40 000 delegates from all over the world converged in Quito: urbanists, academics, activists, and representatives of the […]

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