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: Jonathan Woof

Mid-Mandate Update

For the past 6 weeks I have been living in Maun, Botswana and interning with Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organizations (NCONGO). NCONGO was established in 2008 after NGO’s in the Ngamiland region recognized that there was a need for an overarching body to provide support and assistance to NGO’s in the region. NCONGO’s main roles…

Life in Maun, Botswana

I have now lived in Maun for a month and as such, I thought I’d provide an update on what its like to live here. Maun is a village of 50, 000 people (yes, its considered to be a village in Botswana) located just below the Okavango Delta and in close proximity to the Moremi…

So it Begins

After months of preparation, several pre-departure training sessions and over a day of travel I have finally arrived in Botswana have now been here for almost a week! Me and 4 other WUSC interns had 4 days of training in Gaborone, the capital, and then we drove up to Maun, where my internship will take…

Heading to Botswana

Hello, my name is Jonathan Woof and I am a Master’s student at the University of Ottawa in the Globalization and International Development program. I have a passion for people, international cooperation and sports and I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to head overseas with Students Without Borders. In September I will be going to Maun, Botswana…