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: Linda Groen

Nearing end of placement

So time is flying by and before I know it my placement will be complete. I have been able to meet many people and learn many new things on this amazing opportunity. I am grateful for this opportunity as I now understand why one must understand the cultural context before treating a problem. With HIV…

Mid-placement blog post

Hey everyone or here they would say dumela! Botswana is great! The Batswana people are warm and friendly. Many times when I am here I feel like I am still in Canada because of the developed city of Gaborone. The weather is cold at night where you need to dress like you would on a…

Biography

Hi I’m Linda. I am currently enrolled in my fourth year studying Kinesiology at McMaster University. I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Canada when I was eight. Currently my family has a dairy farm in Southwestern Ontario. I am interested in doing a placement in a developing country because I think this…