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: Christa

IAC Day 3

      Today I learned that if you have a goal, no matter how far fetched that goal is, if you allow yourself the opportunity to reach that goal, you can most definitely be successful. Yesterday many of the youth delegates were handing out clothespins, the ones that you use to hang up your clean…

IAC Day 2

Wow today was a fantastic day. I went to a workshop entitled “Youth Working Together Across Borders” and I was hoping that my friends from Africa were there. I was pleasantly surprised when I got to the workshop and saw many familiar faces from Africa. It was great to run into them because I didn’t get…

IAC Day 1

It’s 1:42am and I am beat! Day 1 at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) ended with a pre-show and concert that went on for about 6 hours. My day started with the hectic registration process where you register at one end of the building and then have to pick up the schedule and other literature at…

The upcoming AIDS Conference and my charity garage sale……

I’m counting down the days until the International AIDS Conference. Although I haven’t received any responses through my blogs, I’m not discouraged. My nerves are starting to creep up on me because I don’t know what to expect and I want to be active in some of the workshops. My main idea that I think I…

Make your mark on HIV/AIDS

Hey there Maybe I’m just jumping the gun and haven’t given you enough time to respond, but I am still looking for your comments about the HIV/AIDS issue. What do you think about these statements? Why help people with HIV/AIDS? If they have it, they probably deserve it. Just let them die. The way to…

I need your input please!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey there Well it’s been a while since I last blogged, but this time around I really need your help. Since I will be attending the International AIDS Conference, I am starting to prepare for what I can bring to the table. Please read this article and post a comment about your thoughts. The more…

What started as a 6 week volunteer internship, turned into a lifelong friendship.

    I know it’s been a while since I last wrote. Saying goodbye to my friends at Sedibeng felt like I was losing a part of myself. I felt like I was saying goodbye to family members that I will probably never see again. On the last day, each student wanted to say goodbye at…

A Final Farewell

       I can’t believe that I leave tomorrow. I’m both sad to leave but excited to see everyone back home. Work was very productive today and I feel that I’m getting so much more done. Some days it’s hard to accomplish anything because of a lack work, lack of space, or interesting conversations with…

A Blast from the Past

A group of us went to Johannesburg (Joburg), South Africa for the weekend. It will be a great last weekend in Southern Africa! We rented a car, went to the Cradle of Human Kind, Apartheid Museum, and had a blast! After renting a car for the day, we set off for the Cradle of Human…

Two hungry brothers

I have had the most wild experience while helping 38 children with disabilities see Mokolodi Game Reserve. It is something that I thought that I would never have done. While at Mokolodi, brothers needed feeding and I don’t mean the kids I was caring for. As I stepped into the cage, I could see hungry…