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IHP Health and Community Track 2 Spring 2016 – Vietnam

Dear Friends and Family of the Northern Hemisphere,   Hello from the southern side of the equator! We thought we’d fill you in on our first international leg of this semester, in Vietnam.   We spent our first week in Lac Village, a rural area with rice paddies as far as the eye could see, […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 2 Spring 2016 – A student reflection

Team USA Letter Home Written by: Laura McIntyre   Hey Mom and Dad, I’m writing this letter to you from a rooftop café in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is 80 degrees, and I’m here with two of the other girls on the program. This café has become one of our staple spots to hang out and […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 2 Spring 2016 – San Francisco

February 5, 2016 Hello Everyone! We just spent the past two weeks exploring San Francisco examining three main areas of study: Public Health, Globalization, and Anthropology. Over the course of the semester we are going to analyze the complexity of issues surrounding health in a global context and interrogate the systems of power that embed […]

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IHP Health and Community Spring 2: Letter Home from Vietnam Spring 2015

Xin chào, and Greetings from Hanoi!   After a total of forty-three hours of travel from New Orleans (by way of New York, Frankfurt and Singapore) we arrived in Vietnam, ready to start the abroad part of the semester. We found ourselves in a city that pulsates to a rhythm that is, at first, very […]

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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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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 from Cape Town, South Africa

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care Spring Track 2 program: After nearly 17 hours, including an 8 hour layover in the Singapore Changi airport, we arrived safely in South Africa! In the airport we were immediately welcomed by our country coordinator, Rosie Blake. Upon stepping outside, […]

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Letter Home from Hanoi, Vietnam

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care Spring 2014 Track 2 program: Dear Friends and Family Members of the IHP Spring 2014 Track 2, Greetings from the International Honors Program! We have just spent the last four weeks learning about public health issues in Hanoi, Vietnam. Based […]

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