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: Peru

My Motivations and Inspirations

My name is Michelle Hak Hepburn and I am an Anthropology student at the University of Ottawa. I hope to promote biocultural diversity though participating in shared learning experiences, and I am interested in exploring human relationships with the earth and with the surrounding environment. Studying these relationships can have important implications for sustainable development…

A journey of a thousand miles begins with…paperwork

Hola! Me llamo Jen, and this Summer I am going with SWB to Peru, to the city of Chiclayo, to teach English. Where I have had opportunities to teach ESL before, this will be an experience far beyond what I have done or worked on here in Canada. Before I continue, a little background… I…

Changing attitudes

While I could say that I am sad to have to have left the amazing Ottawa winter weather to find my way to Lima, Perú, where I must endure on a daily basis the gruesome summer surfing weather, we may all assume that is slight deceit. Lima is a bustling metropolis with over eight million…

Camille Provencher Biographie

Pour ma première entrée de blogue, on m’a d’abord demandé de faire une courte autobiographie pour dire qui je suis ; me présenter en quelques lignes est un exercice difficile et je ne prétendrai pas y arriver parfaitement. On m’a également demandé d’expliquer pourquoi j’ai décidé de participer à cette expérience de stage, en plus…

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…

Child protection services in Peru

My work has put me in contact with the major services for child protection. One of the biggest adjustments I had to make over the course of my internship was mentally separating the terms used here for children protection services from those used at home. Although names of the services are similar to those used…

**Lima Update**

Last weekend marked the halfway point in my internship. Despite the language barrier and a few misunderstandings, I feel like I’ve really settled in to my job here. Acción por los Niños works to promote and protect the rights of children and adolescents by increasing awareness, providing training and by helping to coordinate the many…

First Blog

Hi! I’m a 4th year student studying International Development at the University of Ottawa. I’m extremely excited to be leaving the classroom and heading to the field for the last semester of my undergrad. I’m headed to Lima, the capital of Peru, this January to work with the Peruvian organization Acción por los niños (Action…

Jack Neufeld Foundation – mid way point

So my days began here with lots of driving.  I truly appreciate my group placement as I am taken everywhere and serve as an instrumental member of this team.  I have to translate, plan and execute each and every day in a number of different situations and circumstances.  I have also just begun the groundwork…

¡Lima!

I’m about 3 weeks into my placement and I must admit that I am somewhat overwhelmed! Acción por los Niños is an incredibly diverse and busy organization and I have already had the opportunity to learn very much about the issues faced by children in Lima. APLN is a NGO run by a group of…