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: Leah Whittaker

Home from Botswana

It has been one week since I arrived home from Botswana and it’s been great to have the opportunity to share my pictures and stories with family and friends. Through Stepping Stones International, we were able to raise enough funds to build a house for a family that has been affected by HIV. Over a…

Gaborone Teen Club – May 2010

This past Saturday, as a part of my 6-week placement with Teen Club through the World University Service of Canada, I had the privilege of attending the Gaborone Teen Club. Despite the cold weather (even for a Canadian it was cold!), a brief power outage at the museum and afternoon rains, I was hard-pressed to…

Dumela from Botswana!

I have been in Botswana for two weeks so far. Other than a few days of rain, the weather has been sunny and warm (by my standards). I am here along with a group of 7 other students from the University of Guelph. In our first week, we participated in several orientation activities including informative…

Biography

Currently, I am completing my fourth year at the University of Guelph in Environmental Toxicology. As a science student, I receive very limited exposure to social, economic and political issues. I chose to participate in an international placement opportunity to challenge my current way of thinking, increase my knowledge of international development issues and gain…