The first two photos today were submitted by Libby Abbott, an incoming MIA student who is also pursuing a dual degree with Public Health.
Barisal Division, Bangladesh: From a young age girls join women in the daily tasks of washing clothes and cooking vessels and collecting water from the local pukurs, or ponds.
Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India: At dawn on the morning of Deep Depavali, the steps of Assi Ghat in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (or Banaras), India are busy with offerings of flowers, candles, and water from the Ganga.
The following photo was submitted by incoming MIA student, Olivia Barata Cavalcanti.
Ayeniah, Ghana: It was the first day of school at the orphanage where I was volunteering and the kids were very excited about it!