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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Alive in Africa II

Now that I have settled into Botswana life, I thought that now would be a good time  to write about my work experience here in Botswana. I have been at my placement for three weeks. I spent the first week in WUSC orientation and the last three weeks at the hospital in Molepolole. Molepolole is the largest village in Botswana and it is situated about an hour north of the capital (Gaborone).  I have moved into a house that is on the hospital grounds, since the commute daily from Gaborone can be tiresome. The person I live with often commutes to Gaborone to see her husband and son, so some weeknights and weekends, I can return to the city and stay with the other volunteers. 

Carleton University student embarking on an internship in Botswana

I am a third year student in the School of Social Work at Carleton University in Ottawa. I have also spent a few years traveling and teaching English overseas.  While I enjoyed being part of the international community, I wanted to give back on a different level. After moving back to Ottawa, I began a…