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: Caroline O'Neil

A Dose of Self-Care

(Note: this blog post originally appeared on carolinegraceoneill.com in August) Self-care, a buzzword I’ve seen cropping up in articles from my favourite publications, was something I rarely thought about in terms of my own mental health. A few weeks ago World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Sri Lanka’s volunteer support officer shared her self-care tools…

THE WAVE: LIFE AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER

  One of my favourite parts of living in Sri Lanka is the sound of the waves. The lull of the water pushing across and away from the sand offers me great comfort and always puts me at ease. My first night in Hambantota was spent in a hotel along the beach; I slept well…

Heading to the Southern Province

(Note: this was originally posted in July on carolinegraceoneill.com)   About two weeks ago, I flew half way around the world and drove another five hours to my new home. I’ll be spending the next month in Hambantota, a village in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province. My new place of residence has elephants on the highways…