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: Just Returned

Final Blog Post

Well, my internship in Lima is finally coming to a close.  It’s been a really positive experience, and I feel that Uniterra is a valuable programme for what it offers to volunteers.  In this blog post, I’ll describe some of the tasks I’ve been doing since my last blog post, and then share some of…

Retour d’expérience sur mon stage à Banzon avec l’union des étuveuses de riz

Alors voilà : cela fait déjà un peu plus de cinq semaines que je suis de retour au Québec. J’ai quitté Banzon, au Burkina Faso, à la fin mars, où j’ai occupé le poste de Conseillère en organisation du travail pour l’Union Départementale des Transformatrices et Étuveuses de Riz (UDTER-B) pendant un peu moins de 10…

Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.

On my last Sunday in Malawi, my friend Tom invited me to see his house and meet his family. Tom is a security guard at the compound where I live, and he also works as a tailor; we international volunteers have gotten to know him as we discuss designs of skirts and take measurements for…

The end of a journey

Suprisingly, being back is the hardest part of my experience. I can say that i was getting use to my life in Bolivia. I really felt like I had my place in the family I was living with. Unfortunatly, I had to come back… Leaving Bolivia was hard, and I was really suprised when I…

“See You Later”

Leaving Damongo was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. My internship was, without a doubt, the most incredible experience of my life. To be honest, I have had trouble putting it into words. The experience I had in Damongo was one that could not be taught through books or in a…

Home-Bittersweet-Home

I arrived back on Canadian soil last Saturday, August 20. It’s the 26 today. I was told that reverse culture shock back in Canada would be much worse than the initial culture shock in Botswana. Let me tell you, everyone who told me that was completely right. I can’t really describe my emotions right now…

Looking Back

I finished working at PanNature in Hanoi at the end of April but was in Asia until the 14th of May. There are quite honestly too many things to say about my experience. First things first, it is unfortunate that my work experience with the environmental NGO in Hanoi was not as successful as I would…

Homecoming

It is disorienting to be back in Ottawa, visiting my family and going to classes. I keep wondering how everything here can be exactly as I left it- if I feel so different, why is everything here the same? If I didn’t have souvenirs and pictures, I would be questioning if my trip happened at…

De-brief!

It has been almost exactly a year since I first departed for Malawi, and about nine months have passed since leaving it.  I am always thinking about the time I spent there, about the friends and places I left behind.  Leaving was difficult, I knew it would be, however coming home was harder than I…

Close to a month since leaving Peru and missing it so much

I am back home but I am missing Peru. The trip was absolutely amazing in all aspects from friendships, professional experience to life learning experiences. From my last blog entry I visited TACIF, APPRENDE, and visited a location that the Anglican Church in Peru is helping slowly better itself. APPRENDE was one of the most…