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: Kate

Final Blog

“There’s a common belief among anthropologists that you must immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand your own.” This is a quote from an airplane movie that I watched on my way to Ghana. Very random, but fitting of the idea behind the SWB experience. It has been five months since…

“I gyari” You are welcome to Walewale

“I gyari.” You are welcome to Walewale. This is the village I am currently living in. It is situated in the West Mamprusi District, in the Northern Region of Ghana.  How does one make it all the way to Walewale from Ottawa? Well it takes over 18 hours of flying and ten hours of layovers…

Pre-Departure Blog

Hello! My name is Kate Todd and I am a student at the University of Ottawa. I am in my last year and will soon be graduating with an honours degree in Health Sciences. In January I will be leaving for Accra.   In Ghana, I will be working as a Gender Advocacy Assistant alongside two other students. …