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: Gillian Ashton

Looking Back

I finished working at PanNature in Hanoi at the end of April but was in Asia until the 14th of May. There are quite honestly too many things to say about my experience. First things first, it is unfortunate that my work experience with the environmental NGO in Hanoi was not as successful as I would…

Chuc Mung Nam Moi

Although there are supposed to be accents and tones on those words it still means Happy New Year! It is now the cat.* What’s great about New Years in Vietnam is that it is not one day. No siree. It was February 2nd and people are still celebrating. We have special food every day at…

Twelfth Night

The first week in “Nam” was pretty crazy and Elyse, Adam and I were essentially in a daze for most of it with the jetlag and newness of everything. I don’t think the culture shock has really been that much of an issue for me which is strange (I was expecting to be floored by…

Biography

Hello! My name is Gillian Ashton. I am a third year undergraduate at Carleton University in Ottawa Ontario Canada. I am double majoring in Global Politics and History. I will be starting an internship with Students Without Borders, affiliated with WUSC in Hanoi Vietnam in January of 2011. I will be working with an environmental…