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: Catherine Potvin

Home, Sweet Home

I find it somewhat odd to be writing this on my own computer, sitting at my own desk, in my own home. Granted, I have only been gone 3 short months, and not much has changed around here. But somehow, I feel I have been gone for years. I formally ended my internship with MayaWorks…

El Tiempo Vuela

Nearly 8 weeks have gone by since the start of my internship in with MayaWorks. It’s amazing what you can do in such little time, although much is still to be done. I’m currently at the crux of most of my mobilization and awareness projects, with most of the promotional material going off to the…

Dancing In The Rain

Welcome to Antigua, where coke replaces coffee at the breakfast table, Latin club music is blasted on morning busses, traffic is an endless game of chicken and grocery shopping is not for the faint hearted.   The chaos of developing countries is part of their charm, and it’s one of the reasons I keep coming…

¿Guatemala? ¡Guatemejor!

¡Buenos días! Permítanme presentarme antes de empezar. Soy Catherine (llaménme Cathy) y actualmente curso el último semestre de una licenciatura en Desarrollo Internacional y Mundialización en la Universidad de Ottawa, en Canadá. Soy francófona, originaria de Toronto,  la cual queda a 5 horas de mi Universidad. Como mi padre es geólogo, me infundó un sentido…