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.

Category Archive: Botswana

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…

Botswana Bound 2015

         My name is Travis Ambing and this is my first blog post pre departure.  I am in my third year at Humber College, taking a Bachelor of International Development. Its hard to explain how I’m feeling, Im both excited and nervous.  A new year, has brought forth adventure and opportunity, so here’s…

Butterflies of Excitement for Botswana!

Hello! My name is Adriane Salah and I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I recently graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a major in International Development and a minor in Political Science. Throughout my degree, I had the fortune of being passionate and invested in my field, knowing that this was something I wanted to…

Words from Canada

Hello Readers, My name is Stéphanie and I am a 20 year old International Development and Globalization student at the University of Ottawa.  Studying an interesting yet controversial subject for 3 years brought me to apply to this great opportunity as I am entering my 4th and last year of undergrad here at the university.…

Botswana in August!

My name is Marie-Christine Gareau and I am from Montréal, Québec. I hold a Bachelor degree in Psychoeducation and I have been working with kids with special needs for more than 4 years. I am presently completing my Master degree in Management of International Development and Humanitarian Action. This internship is a great opportunity to…

From Botswana, With Love

Dumelang from Gaborone, Botswana! This summer I will be working as a Resource Mobilization Intern for three months with the Centre for Youth of Hope [CEYOHO]. CEYOHO is a small organization that was founded by, and for, young people living with HIV. This organization strives to reduce the number of new infections, and to improve…

Off to Botswana

  Hi everyone! My name is Luke Yang, I am an international development studies student and the University of Toronto at Scarborough, who has just completed my third year of studies, and I will be heading to Gaborone, Botswana starting in May! I will be working with the Baylor Children’s Clinical Center of Excellence for…

Counting days..

Dumelang! Le kae? My name is Anastasiya Spivak and I am a third year student in Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine and just like many international students here in Canada, I moved to Vancouver to go out of my comfort zone and challenge myself while learning more about other…