Tran in India, Brazil and South Africa (Spring 2016)


My name is Tran and I am an international student from Vietnam. I am spending my junior spring semester on IHP studies abroad program “Cities in 21 Centuries: People, Planning and Politics” in India (Ahmedabad), Brazil (São Paulo) and South Africa (Cape Town). As a Sociology major, I am eager to experience and reflect on how theoretical frameworks of social justice in Sociology play out in urban planning throughout this program. Three countries in one semester might sound a lot, yet my traveling spirit tells me that it is not about duration, but investment of time that shapes my immersion in each country. I am excited to unpack and share my experiences of “being abroad while abroad” with everyone!


Post 4: The truth about being global 

Post 3: São Paulo, a city of colors 

Post 2: Brazil Here I Am!

Post 1: Moments of Ahmedabad