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: Leonie

The Internship

For the past month and a bit I’ve been working for the Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Centre. I mostly do research which keeps me quite busy, but if you’re not one for sitting in one place hour after hour day after day then I don’t recommend this placement for you. I was…

Coming to an end

Wow it’s really amazing how fast time goes by. I don’t really know where to start, so much has happened. The picture I’ve inserted is in Bai Tu Long, it’s close to Ha Long Bay, but without all the tourists. I think it’s my favorite place so far. We first stayed in this beautiful little…

Can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks

I can’t believe I’ve already been here for 2 weeks. It’s actually been about 2 1/2, now that I’ve started working the time is flying by. I really enjoy the office where I work even though it’s really small and sometimes it’s just myself and my supervisor. I spend my days doing research and any…

At peace in Vietnam

The trip over here was easy and with no stress, thank you WUSC for making it painless. It was well organized and I felt as though everything was well planned out. I’ve been here for a little over a week now and I’m adjusting quite well, the people are kind and friendly and always willing…

Vietnam

My name is Leonie Maciag and I am currently a fourth year student in the International Development and Globalization Program at the University of Ottawa. I’ve grown up in the Ottawa area and decided a few years ago to pursue my academic education, in the mean time I’ve held a full time serving job at…