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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 1 Spring 2016 – India

Hello! The month of February was spent in the place of our first international adventure: India. With a population of 1.2 billion, there was never a dull or boring moment as we got to enjoy the full sensory experience of this beautiful country. As soon as we arrived, the entire team including Rajashree and Abid-Ji, […]

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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 Track 2 Fall 2015 – Vietnam

Greetings from South Africa! We are writing to you from the Tribal Authority of Islington Village in Bushbuckridge. Time has flown by since we arrived in country! We wanted to send an update about our journey through Viet Nam before too much more time passes. After two long flights and a brief layover in Taipei, […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2015 – Brazil

Team Brazil Letter Home After many weeks of learning and exploring in the US, India, and South Africa, we arrived in Brazil and began the final leg of our semester. Our final transition, our final country team, and our final homestay family came with equal excitement and anticipation. Upon arrival in São Paulo, we hit […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2015 – South Africa

Dear Friends and Family, We arrived in beautiful South Africa! Although we were sad to leave India and all of the amazing people we met along the way, the group was beyond excited when we finally landed in Cape Town. Our first stop was a stunning small beach town called Muizenberg. We used our time […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2015 – India

After two weeks in Washington DC, we were so excited to arrive in our first overseas destination: Delhi, India. Upon arrival, the IHP staff warmly welcomed us with traditional flowers and bindis. We were also greeted by a sensory overload of crazy sights, smells, and many loud horns. In addition to a schedule packed with […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2015 – Washington DC

Hello friends, family (miss you mom!), interested students, and curious internet wanderers, We are 27 students from various universities in the United States studying this fall semester in DC, India, South Africa, and Brazil in the “Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care” program. This semester is very different from a typical semester in college, […]

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IHP Fall 2015 Health and Community Track 2 San Francisco

Greetings from San Francisco!   After hours of travel from locations across the United States, our group of twenty-two students arrived in the Mission District of San Francisco. The IHP Health & Community staff team greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm! After our opening session and saying goodbye to families and friends, we moved all […]

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