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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A Post from Home

August 27, 2007 So here I am back in Canada after three months in Peru. Looking back on my experience, now that I am firmly planted on solid ground, has left me with a strong feeling of accomplishment. It was a difficult task to take on, leaving behind family and friends to learn a new…

Midterm in Chancay

June 27, 2007 At this point in the project we are investigating the possibility of improving the flocculation process in the canals of the treatment plant. This requires a standard experiment called a Jar Test. The jar test is essentially a pilot scale version of the behavior in the plant.

Entry 1 – May 21st 2007

  So far my time in Peru has been no less than captivating. It all began with a delayed flight in Dallas. Four hours later in Miami I found myself sprinting through the airport, dodging other travelers with a new friend named Jorge. Of course, we became friends out of necessity, as our circumstances were…

Queen’s Engineering Student to volunteer in Peru

Hi! My name is Andrew and I am volunteering in Chancay, Peru this summer in Water Quality and Control.  I am a fourth year student at Queen’s University studying Chemical Engineering.  In my time at Queen’s I have taken a liking to courses that involve design and process control within some form of environmental application.