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: Brittany Thurston

Final Reflections

As the dry season comes to an end so too does my internship in Lilongwe, Malawi. The rains have began to fall harder and more frequently, the people of Malawi also breath a sigh of relief as the scorched land is quenched and they can begin to plant their crops for the next season. During…

The Warm Hearts of Africa

As I stepped out of customs at Kamuzu International Airport I was instantaneously greeted by the big smile and warm embrace of Grace, one of my Malawian counterparts at the WUSC office. Since that day, I have experienced nothing but genuine kindness in Malawi. The innate sense of community envelopes you, and the guarded North…

Pre-Departure Introductions

My name is Brittany and I am currently a second year Masters student in Globalization and International Development at the University of Ottawa. Previously, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications in New York City and upon graduating I followed my heart and ended up spending the last three years living, teaching,…