My name is Travis Ambing and this is my first blog post pre departure. I am in my third year at Humber College, taking a Bachelor of International Development. Its hard to explain how I’m feeling, Im both excited and nervous. A new year, has brought forth adventure and opportunity, so here’s to jumping in with both feet!
The last three years of my program have gone by in what seems to be a blink of the eye. I can truly say that I love not only the program, but my fellow classmates that have taken the journey with me. I wasn’t always sure what I wanted to do, but thanks to life experiences, I have found that my passion for the development field has grown over time. Humber College and the IDS program have not only contributed to my love for International Development, yet my knowledge and understanding as well.
I became involved with World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Students Without Borders Program through Humber, and am happy to say that the opportunities presented were just as I had hoped. I am thrilled that I will be working in Mochudi Botswana, with Stepping Stones International as a Life Skills Program Assistant. I will be in country for roughly three months and the excitement continues to grow everyday.
Before I leave I will continue to learn as much as I can about Mochudi and the surrounding regions, as I want to be as prepared as possible for life in my new home. I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to the journey ahead.