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: Emily Pittman

2nd day back in the West

I write you from Wales where I’m spending the next few days with my cousins at their cottage on the sea. I’ve been here once before, but I am now seeing it in quite a different way. Some of my feelings since landing: Disbelief: I can’t quite believe I’ve left Africa! The houses are so…

Midterm update

Muli bwanji? (Chichewa) Jambo, habari? (Swahili)! Bonjour, ça va? Hello, how are you? There are only some of the greetings one will give and receive at Dzaleka Refugee Camp. What has impressed me greatly during my time here is the great number of languages that many the people here speak, from Lingala to Kinyarwanda and…

Intro

I enjoy composing, playing, dancing and listening to music; art;  reading, writing; ballet; soccer; parcour; nature; and impromptu conversations with strangers. I have volunteered with various human rights, humanitarian and community-oriented NGOs, including Amnesty International; Free the Children; the World University Service of Canada; the Odawa Native Friendship Centre; the University of Waterloo Food Bank, International Students’ Office and Office for…