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: Nepal

Tikka and Tuk tuks: Life in Nepal

Five in the morning: the time when prayer bells start to ring at the nearest Hindu temple. The sound rouses people for morning worship, and wakes me up too. If I joined my neighbors at the temple, I would notice bright red tikka (powder) blanketing statues of Hindu gods, worshipers lighting prayer candles and the smell of burning incense…

Namaste Nepal: Anna is heading to Asia

My name is Anna Desmarais, and I am the kind of person that prides myself with a busy life – packing in everything from journalism interviews to Skype meetings and sports into a 24 hour time span. My lifestyle in Canada, however, has not prepared me for the challenges of getting ready for my 3…

Pre-departure: Halla Goes to Nepal

I am Halla Elnour. I am a fourth year student in the Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Law at the University of Ottawa. I am motivated by helping people, and it is always one of my main goals in my pursuits to further my career. I…

Nepal 2015

Hi, My name is Madison and I am a third year International Development student at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am interested in human rights and agricultural development. I will be working as a Sector Research and Analysis Officer in Nepal for 3-4 months, before transitioning into working with one of Uniterra’s partner organizations…

2 Months Until Departure!

  Hello everyone! My name is Heather Redfern and I am currently a student of the International Development Studies program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, specializing in environment and politics. I’m extremely excited to say that in just under two months, I’ll be arriving in Nepal to begin an 8-month placement with Uniterra as…

Namaste!

Over the last month of exploring and living in Nepal I have been exposed to one of the most interesting and diverse cultures I have ever experienced. The Kathmandu Valley in particular offers an amazing opportunity to learn about the different cultures and religions that make up Nepal, with cultural festivities happening almost every week.…

Nepal and its offerings

Namaste from Nepal Everybody! We are three weeks away from the end of our mandate, and our return to Canada. It is going to go by fast, and there is so much left to do. The monsoons in Nepal are supposed to have started, and yes there has been rain, but not as much as…

Nepal: Just The Beginning

Hello! My name is Andrea Witoszkin. I am presently in my third year at the University of Ottawa studying International Development and Globalization. I have a keen interest in environmental and agricultural issues. This summer I will be travelling to Nepal to work as a Communications and Public Awareness Intern with Fair Trade Group Nepal.…

Summer in NEPAL

Namaste! My name is Katherine Potter, but I prefer to go by Katey. I am currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario as I finish my university degree.  I am a student in the Human Rights and Conflict studies honours program in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. I will be volunteering with…

New Beginnings in Nepal

Hi everyone! My name is Mary Shin. I’m a third year student studying International Development Studies and Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am in preparation of embarking on my 8 month co-op placement in Kathmandu, Nepal with Fair Trade Group Nepal and Organic World and Fair Future. During my placement, I…