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

First pre-departure blog post

Hello, my name is Erika Barratt and I am a 4th year student in the Bachelor of International Development program at Humber College. I have an internal drive to aid those who’s ability to cope is substandard. I’m in the beginning stages of discovering my true passions and I hope by completing this internship I will gain a better…

…As the plot thickens

As the NBA finals play in the background, I sit in my living room trying to find the words that best describe who I am. Who is Kanishia ?  Kanishia is a student, studying International Development. I currently attend Humber Collage, and had just finished my third year (which I must say was thee most challenging…

Travelling to Tanzania

  Hello! My name’s Kayla, I’m a recent graduate of Carleton’s bachelors of journalism program. I’ll be heading to Tanzania soon to spend the next three months as a communications and outreach coordinator for Farm Radio International’s office in Arusha. When I found out about this opportunity through my school last year, I knew it was something I really…

Ça y est!!

Aujourd’hui 10 juin 2015, ça y est, le départ n’est plus que dans cinq jours. Ce départ marquera la fin d’un long cheminement, ainsi que le début d’une nouvelle étape. La fin d’un long cheminement, car l’idée d’évoluer dans le domaine du développement international est née lors d’un voyage au Bénin effectué il y a…

Malawi, Here I Come!!

Hi there! My name’s Nicole (everyone calls me Nikki) and I’m currently doing my Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) at the University of Waterloo. I have a strong environmental background with a diploma in Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation and a degree in Geography/Sociology. I’ve been extremely fortunate and have had many opportunities to travel…

Packing my bags for Tanzania!

My name is Beth White and I am a 4th year student in Journalism and Communication Studies at Carleton University. I am excited to be spending the summer in Arusha, Tanzania and work with Farm Radio International as a Communication Research Assistant. When I heard about the internship through my school, Tanzania was my first choice. I have never…

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…

Can’t believe I will be spending the summer in Ghana!

  Hi everyone! WOW I can’t believe it is just about April, which means about a month (or two?) until departure! I will be going to Ghana as a part of the Sector Research and Analysis team. Currently, I am a third year International Development student at Humber College in Toronto. We have been talking…

En route vers le “pays des Hommes intègres”

Bonjour, Mon nom est Gladys, et je viens d’accepter le poste d’agente de recherches et analyse sectorielles au Burkina Faso. Je suis candidate à la maitrise en gestion du développement international et actions humanitaires à l’université Laval.  Mon objectif professionnel a toujours été d’être une actrice majeure dans le développement économique durable et l’amélioration des conditions…

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…