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Letter Home from Dakar, Senegal

A Letter Home from the Fall 2014 Cities in the 21st Century Track 2 Students: Nanga def from Senegal— hello from Senegal! The past month has been an entirely different experience from our time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From weather to home stays, we had a month full of sunshine and new experiences. We’re grateful […]

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Letter Home from Buenos Aires

A letter home from Fall 2014’s IHP Cities in the 21st Century Track 2 Program: Hola from Argentina! These past four weeks have truly been an adventure for the group.  Between joining our new homestays and learning about the rich culture through dance and food, we’ve found that Buenos Aires is more than just the “Paris of Latin […]

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Letter Home from Sao Paulo, Brazil

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in the 21st Century Fall 2014 Track 1 program: Introduced and edited by Mae Stover, Brown University We are so excited to be writing to you from Cape Town, South Africa! Before arriving in this beautiful city, we began our adventure back in August in New York City, […]

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Letter Home from Buenos Aires, Argentina

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in 21st Century Spring 2014 program: As we first stepped foot off the plane into Buenos Aires, a combination of giddiness and exhaustion overcame most of the crew. It was our final globetrot as a group of 37; a somewhat relieving, yet sad realization. The 24-hour schlep […]

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Letter Home from Dakar, Senegal

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities: People, Planning, and Politics spring 2014 program: After a tearful goodbye to our loving homestay families in Ahmedabad, India, we began the trek towards Dakar, Senegal, a city that remained an elusive mystery. The journey over the Arabian Sea and across the width of Africa left […]

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Letter Home from Ahmedabad, India

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics Spring 2014 program: New York City was a cocktail of raw talent, concentrated within blocks and blocks of an urban planner’s dream landscape.  As we, IHP Cities in the 21st Century students, skated up and down the grid, […]

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Letter Home from the Fall 2013 Cities in the 21st Century program

A Letter Home from students on the Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics program: Edited by: Ciara Stein We are a learning community shaped by the people who are part of it: program directors, administrators, country coordinators, faculty, different lecturers, nameless assistants, homestay families, street vendors, the people who we have meet all […]

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Letter Home from Senegal

 A Letter Home from students on the IHP Cities in the 21st Century Spring program: In Wolof (a major Senegalese ethnic group but also the name for one of the most commonly spoken languages in the country), there is no exact equivalent for the phrase “you’re welcome.” Instead, you say “Noko bok,” which literally means “we […]

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