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: Pre-departure

Pre-Departure: No Adventure Too Large

Hi everyone! I’m Katharine, and I’m a fourth year student at Bishop’s University in Québec, although I’m currently doing a semester in Monterey Bay, California — I definitely like to wander, and I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to intern with the Tanzania Tourist Board this upcoming summer in Arusha as a Communications &…

Malawi, a continuity!

Hi! My name is Arianne and I have graduated in May 2015, in International Studies and Modern Languages at Laval University in Québec city. Since then, I hadn’t had time to just sit around, oh no! In summer 2015, I did a Quebec Without Boarders internship and I am now about to terminate a 8-months internship…

Tanzania, Eh?

Time to shed the cowboy hat and acknowledge the joy amongst the sorrow that I won’t be celebrating in red and white this July 1st – a truthful fact that I am (sorry Canada!) ecstatic about! From my somewhat miscellaneous research about the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania – I’m going assume that there will be…

I’m Ghana go to Ghana!

Hi I’m Nicole, I’m currently in second year at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus pursuing a Specialist in Environmental Chemistry. I love art, ice cream and witty word play (alongside the environment, of course). I love the perspectives my program has introduced me to and have noticed my own viewpoints changing. I thought that an…

As-Salamu Alaikum Dakar! Nanga def?

“Quoi? 6 mois? Au Sénégal” “Oui, 6 mois, maman. Tu vas voir, ça va bien aller!” Oui, c’est bien la réaction de ma mère lorsque je lui ai annoncé la nouvelle. Ce n’est pas la première fois que je pars, mais elle est incorrigible. Toujours inquiets, les parents! Vous l’aurez compris, je suis donc sur…

Malawi Here I Come!!!

Hello! My name is Jocelyn King and I am a 4th year student at the University of Ottawa. I am studying International Development and Globalization in the Faculty of Social Science. I have been selected for the position of Youth Economic and Entrepreneurship Intern with the National Youth Council of Malawi starting in January. I am…

I’m off to Ho Chi Minh in 2 months!

Wow! I cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. I’ve known that I wanted to do an international internship for about two years now, and I’m so excited that it’s actually happening now. This weekend I bought my first hiking backpack and a Vietnam Rough Guides for the trip. I’ve tried to research…

Two Months till Hanoi~

Hello SWB! My name is Rebecca Damiani and I have been accepted as the Content and Digital Marketing Assistant with the Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth in Hanoi, Vietnam. Currently, I am finishing my 4th year of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto. Throughout my studies I have gained a wide…

Voilà pourquoi je partirai!

Gatienau, Qc 14 juillet 2015   Je pourrais bien écrire un blogue dans l’ordre, celui qui est prescrit, l’ordre auquel tous les gens s’attendent et celui qui suit les sentiers battus. Mais je ne suis pas ici pour ça, mon objectif est tout autre, vous le devinerez assez tôt.   Certaines personnes entament un parcours…

Hola! Bonjour! Hello! Olá!

Hola a todos y a todas! Me llamo Samantha Gagnon y tengo 29 años. A pesar de tener un nombre muy quebequence, soy mexicana. Mi formación aca- démica consiste en una licenciatura en Estudios Internaciona-les (Universidad de Guadalajara, México) y una maestría en gestión del desarrollo internacional y de la ayuda humanitaria (Université Laval, Canadá). Para la obtención de mi diploma de…