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: Courtney Pelley

Send me back to Lima

I’ve been back in Ottawa for one whole week now. It feels as if I never left – nothing has seemed to change at all in my absence. I, however, have had the opportunity to see and do very much in these past three months and have come home a changed person. I have mixed…

Cultural Barriers

Since my last blog post I have watched myself become less insecure and more competent with the work given to me by my NGO. I have encountered many cultural barriers that I’m still adjusting to, but I’ve also learned an invaluable amount directly related to my field of studies which is transferable to a future…

¡Lima!

I’m about 3 weeks into my placement and I must admit that I am somewhat overwhelmed! Acción por los Niños is an incredibly diverse and busy organization and I have already had the opportunity to learn very much about the issues faced by children in Lima. APLN is a NGO run by a group of…

Peru

¡Hola! My name is Courtney Pelley and this December I will be finishing my Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization with a minor in Geography at the University of Ottawa. This Students Without Borders placement will be my fourth work-term, my second in Peru. My last experience was mainly based in the…