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: Malawi

Summer in Malawi 2015

My name is Meghan Entz and I am a third year Global Political Economy student from the University of Manitoba. I will be spending the coming summer as a Sector Research and Analysis Officer intern in Malawi! With only a few weeks left to go before the orientation in Montreal, I’m feeling a mixture of…

Megan’s Going to Malawi!

My name’s Megan Lalonde, and I could not be more excited to   head to Malawi this summer! I’ll be working with Farm Radio Trust, half the time as a Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Mental Health Project, and the other half as a Journalism Intern.   In just a couple short weeks, I’ll…

Where in the world is Yanni going?

… Malawi! Yes, that is correct, I will be traveling to Africa in just a few more weeks! At the moment, I am experiencing many mixed emotions. I guess I haven’t fully registered the information, yet. But I do know that I am anticipating the trip! Hello everyone, my name is Yanni (short for Vongsouriyanh)…

Pre-Departure to the Future: Malawi 2015

Officially my name is Elaine Oleka, but in reality the one I answer to is Lainey.  For the past three years I have been working towards my Bachelor of International Development at Humber College, and a common question I’ve been asked during the time has been, “why”? International development is something I have begun to…

It’s Not Just a New Year this Year

It’s not just a new year this year. 2015 is on its way and with it comes a parade of new things that I am very excited to experience. A new country to explore, new people to meet, new things to observe, a new language to learn, and new sounds from a new city to…

Wrapping Up, But Not Saying Goodbye!

I have just concluded the final week of my internship with WUSC as a Program Assistant for the Academic Leadership Program and the Student Refugee Program. This internship has been both amazing and difficult on so many levels for me. However, I have truly loved going to work everyday, especially the days that I travel…

The face of poverty

Amidst the confusion and surprise that obscured my view of the situation, the boy’s eyes were the easiest to read: they showed not fear or bravery, but rage. The type of blind anger that makes a person look as though, if unbound by consequence or social convention, they could be capable of anything. This anger…

My placement in Malawi

I have been working as the program management advisor for Women in Agribusiness in Sub Sahara Africa Alliance (WASAA), Malawi since May 2014. In Sub Saharan Africa 70% of women are small holder farmers and most of them are poor. The problems of low productivity, lack of access to finance and market, and lack of…

Preparing for Dzaleka: an internship in Malawi working with refugees

Muraho! My name is Ashley Ramier and I will be travelling to Malawi in September 2014 to work as a Program Assistant and Academic Tutor with WUSC Malawi and the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Dzaleka refugee camp. I am currently a second year student in the Master’s of International Development and Globalization, Specialization in…

Tempered expectations of Malawian democracy

My first three weeks in Malawi have certainly been interesting, if also marked by uncertainty and occasional frustration. I happened to arrive a week before the country’s first ever tripartite election, in which the presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections all took place on the same day. That day was May 20th, but as we near…