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: Tayo Gbalajobi

The Botswana Effect

It’s over. This crazy ride of stumbling my way through a different way of life on the opposite side of the globe has come to an end. Looking back at this journey, I honestly did not expect to get as much out of this experience as I did. Spending three months in the developing world…

The Honeymoon Phase That Lasted Forever

Dumelang! (Hey everyone!) It has been 9 beautiful weeks in Gaborone (Hab-or-oh-nee), Botswana. They say there’s supposed to be a honeymoon “phase” when you arrive somewhere new but this “phase” isn’t really going away. There has been so much to take in, so much food I haven’t eaten before (I had curried chicken hearts for…

Pre-Departure Excitement: Botswana

Hi! My name is Tayo (“Tie-yo”), I’m a third year student doing a joint Communications and Political Science degree through the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. I am an Eastern Canada transplant hailing from Calgary who is an avid lover of people, new experiences, musical theatre, and food in just about every…