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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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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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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 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 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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Letter Home from India

A Letter Home written by students on the IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care Fall 2014 program:   Dearest family, Just so you know that we’re thinking of you, here’s a letter to keep you updated on our adventures in India so far! But, before you get started, try out this crossword puzzle […]

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Letter Home from South Africa

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care Spring 2014 Track 1 program: As a group, we did and learned so much in South Africa that it’s hard to believe our time here is almost over. We’ve learned about South African history, taken classes at incredible facilities, experienced […]

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