Monday, January 2, 2017

Excitement for Haiti

Today started early with us departing from the hotel at 2:30 AM for O'Hare. Our flights took us from Chicago to Miami and then to Port au Prince, Haiti this afternoon. It is always great to see the excitement from the students as we arrive into Haiti and start our travels to UCI near Caiman.

Below we make our way out of Port au Prince as we head to the mountains.

After making our way through immigration and receiving our luggage we loaded up a couple vans and started our trek to campus. We only had to travel about 60 miles, but due to road conditions and the terrain it took us over three hours. Once we arrived on campus we enjoyed a dinner of chicken legs, rice with bean and onion sauce, and fried plantains. Now we are all settling into our rooms and enjoying sitting outside under our favorite tree in front of our dorm.

Tomorrow we are going to tour campus and surrounding areas, help with some Christmas gifts for children in the area, and plan for the Haiti Ag Summit later in the week. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you over the next week.

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