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: SWB Alumni

Lima: primero post

Buenos dias a todos, Este es mi primero blog post, el cual no sé si debería escribir en francés, inglés o espanol… que disculpen la falta de acentos! Me llamo Kat, y llevo 4 anos estudiando desarrollo internacional con un menor en espanol en la facultad de ciencias sociales en la Universidad de Ottawa. Me…

IAC Day 3

      Today I learned that if you have a goal, no matter how far fetched that goal is, if you allow yourself the opportunity to reach that goal, you can most definitely be successful. Yesterday many of the youth delegates were handing out clothespins, the ones that you use to hang up your clean…

IAC Day 2

Wow today was a fantastic day. I went to a workshop entitled “Youth Working Together Across Borders” and I was hoping that my friends from Africa were there. I was pleasantly surprised when I got to the workshop and saw many familiar faces from Africa. It was great to run into them because I didn’t get…

IAC Day 1

It’s 1:42am and I am beat! Day 1 at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) ended with a pre-show and concert that went on for about 6 hours. My day started with the hectic registration process where you register at one end of the building and then have to pick up the schedule and other literature at…

The upcoming AIDS Conference and my charity garage sale……

I’m counting down the days until the International AIDS Conference. Although I haven’t received any responses through my blogs, I’m not discouraged. My nerves are starting to creep up on me because I don’t know what to expect and I want to be active in some of the workshops. My main idea that I think I…

Make your mark on HIV/AIDS

Hey there Maybe I’m just jumping the gun and haven’t given you enough time to respond, but I am still looking for your comments about the HIV/AIDS issue. What do you think about these statements? Why help people with HIV/AIDS? If they have it, they probably deserve it. Just let them die. The way to…

Students volunteer in African nature reserve

The Canadian Champion, Milton’s Community Newspaper, recently published a story about Chris Charles’ and Meredith Murphy’s SWB experiences in Botswana. Written by Stephanie Thiessen Jul 25, 2006 ‘For many university students, summer’s a time to pack away the books and head for a tropical destination complete with sandy beaches, a hot sun and turquoise waters.…

I need your input please!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey there Well it’s been a while since I last blogged, but this time around I really need your help. Since I will be attending the International AIDS Conference, I am starting to prepare for what I can bring to the table. Please read this article and post a comment about your thoughts. The more…

SWB Alumni will speak at the AGA in November

Chris Charles and Christa Austin in Botswana Students Without Borders alumni Chris Charles, who worked as an Environmental Educator at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana and Christa Austin, who worked as a Career Development Officer in Sedibeng Botswana this spring, will be on hand at the WUSC Annual General Assembly in Ottawa November 11-12,…

What started as a 6 week volunteer internship, turned into a lifelong friendship.

    I know it’s been a while since I last wrote. Saying goodbye to my friends at Sedibeng felt like I was losing a part of myself. I felt like I was saying goodbye to family members that I will probably never see again. On the last day, each student wanted to say goodbye at…