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

Kathmandu or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nepal

Well it’s somehow already been three months which means I only have one week left before I’m dropped off at the airport to do my thirty-one hour flight all over again. I genuinely can’t believe how quick the time has gone by and don’t understand how about half-way through my placement I thought “this is…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Earlier this week the wonderful Heather messaged me with a million and one questions about my life here in Nepal, and I love her for it. Fun fact: Heather’s going to Ghana next term to work with LAWA Ghana (an NGO promoting public policy on women’s rights in Ghana) through a uOttawa internship! Here’s how…

Life in Nepal!

Life in Nepal! It has been almost two months since I arrived in Nepal, and what an experience it has been. The people, the sights, the sounds and the smells; life has just been so eventful! I can’t seem to believe how fast time is going here. It just makes me want to experience as…

Tebul. It’s Like Table.

Don’t let the title fool you- most of the Nepali language bares absolutely no resemblance to English. Yes, I technically only know languages based in the Latin alphabet, but I can write my name in Hebrew and, dammit, that should count for something! This week has been spent in full-day language training with other interns…

Mon séjour népalais

Bonjour à tous, mon stage avec le Centre de Coopération et d’Études Internationales se déroule à Katmandou, au Népal. Comme je l’ai précédemment mentionné, je suis une interne responsable de la documentation au sein d’une Coopérative, nommée Women Entrepreneur Association of Nepal (la WEAN). Cette organisation à but non lucratif existe depuis le début des…

Preparation for the Unknown

  Namaskar! My name is Lisa Ashton and I am entering my fourth year at the University of Ottawa, studying International Development and Globalization with a minor in Political Science. After being raised on a farm and studying theories and methods of agriculture in developing countries, I have discovered that my interests are focused around…

Accepted in Nepal!

After checking my e-mail constantly for the past month since my final interview with Students Without Borders (SWB) I woke up this morning to ‘Accepted in Nepal’! I don’t think I can even begin to properly express how excited I am to fly off to Nepal in just two months and how fortunate I feel…

Namaste, Nepal!

Hello/Bonjour! My name is Xue-Rong Jia (pronounced su-ron jiya) and I am a first year graduate student currently doing a Masters degree in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I was born in China, but I consider myself a “Montréalaise”, having lived in Montreal for most of my life.…

Preparing for the Himalayas

Namaste everyone! My name is Luzianne Reid, a third year International Development Studies and Environmental Sciences student at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am highly interested in discovering and studying sustainable Forest Management and Agricultural techniques, which is why I am absolutely pumped for my placement in Charikot, Dolakha, Nepal! There, I will be…

Camille Morasse-Bégis: Documentation Intern, Kapan, Kathmandu, Nepal

My name is Camille Morasse-Bégis, I’m currently nine-teen years old and I’m a third year student at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada, in International Development & Globalization and Business Admnistration program. Besides my studies at the University I’m working as a teacher assistant at La Cité Collégiale, (a college institution) located in Ottawa.…