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: Alexander

Mokoro Safari in the Okavango Delta

On Thursday, November 16th, Nicole (a SWB intern working with a nature reserve) and I boarded a bus at 8:30 pm. At roughly 4:30am we were dropped off in Nata, a small town quite far north of Gaborone. From there we hitched a ride to Maun, the jumping off point for safaris into the okavango…

WUSC hosts a seminar on HIV & AIDS

On Novbember 10th Melissa, a Canadian volunteer working with the Department of Education gave a talk on HIV & AIDS. She began with a brief overview on the HIV & AIDS situation in Botswana & Africa. When then had a discussion on the science behind HIV. Melissa showed us some quite graphic pictures of the…

Arrived in Gaborone

I’ve been living in Gaborone now for a few weeks. I moved around a few times but I’m settled in to an appartment now. It’s quite empty but it’s comfortable. The complex houses several other Canadian volunteers. It’s quite hot here. When I leave my place to walk to work at 8:00 am, it’s already…

New SWB intern leaving for Botswana

I am from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. I have recently graduated with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University. I plan to go to medical school in September of 2007 and would eventually like to practice family medicine in rural Nova Scotia. I enjoy sport & exercise, painting, playing guitar and cooking.…