Archive | August, 2015

IHP Cities in the 21st Century Letter Home from India Spring 2015

From the moment we stepped out of the airport in Ahmedabad, India, the city offered up a sensory overload. Cows, monkeys and the occasional elephant in the street, the smell of burning trash, and the hustle-bustle traffic on the ride to our hotel formed our first impression of the place where we would spend the […]

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IHP Climate Change Letter Home from Morocco Spring 2015

IHP Climate Change Spring 2015: Morocco Country Blog Khobz Babies, Medina Mazes, & Sahara Sandstorms   Food in Morocco   Moroccan cuisine was definitely an immediate and obvious departure from Vietnamese cuisine; as soon as we landed in Casablanca it was out with the rice and noodle soups and in with the khobz (pronounced “hobs”, […]

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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 Cities in the 21st Century Letter Home from Cape Town, South Africa Spring 2015

Hello Well Wishers, As we say goodbye to our IHP family, we reflect on our time in Cape Town, the last stop on this IHP journey. Guided by our powerful and brilliant country coordinator, Sally, we dove into Cape Town head first, using the many tools we have honed over the semester. Along the way, […]

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