Students Without Borders is a WUSC and CECI program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Author Archive: Alisha Arnold

Mandate Accomplished!

As the plane began descending onto the YOW Tarmac, the white blanket of fresh snow forced me to admit that my time in Malawi had come to an end. The rains had just started pouring and the country was beginning to bloom before I left, so needless to say, I was reluctant to return to…

New Places, New Goals: Learning About Project Implementation in Malawi

For myself and many others, international internships present a series of “firsts”. First time travelling internationally, first time in a new country, first time speaking Chichewa, first time eating nsima, first time sleeping beside elephants, and the list goes on; however, of all these firsts, none has been so revealing as the first time working…

I’m off to Malawi

  My name is Alisha Arnold and I am thrilled to be heading to Lilongwe, Malawi in just over four weeks to begin my Students Without Borders (SWB) placement. My September 8th departure date will mark my second year at the University Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies and arguably the most integral…