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.

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Coming back: Reflecting on the last four months in Ghana

After being back in Canada for a week-and-a-half, I can say for certain that I’ve learned a lot, changed a lot and have given a lot in the past four months. From mid-January to mid-April 2008, I volunteered as the Students Without Borders Gender Advocacy Assistant in Zabzugu, Ghana. I worked closely with the District…

Top 5 Things I Will Take Home With Me From Ghana

1. “You are welcome” I have yet to go somewhere in my village where someone doesn’t greet and welcome me, offer me a chair and finally invite me to indulge in whatever they are eating or “taking.” The hospitality of Ghanaians is second to none. When I come home to Canada, I hope to

Update from Zabzugu, Ghana

Greetings from Zabzugu, Ghana! I have been in here for 7 weeks now and have really enjoyed my placement so far. As the Zabzugu/Tatale District Gender Advocacy Assistant, my role has involved everything from administrative duties to hands-on activities with girls. Of the countless activities I have been involved in since I arrived, traveling to…

Pre-Departure

  Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am one of three Canadians who will be traveling to Ghana in January, 2008. I recently graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies, majoring in Fitness and Lifestyle and minoring in Psychology.   There are a couple of reasons…