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

Off-the-map adventure: Sabrina goes to Sri Lanka

  “So, where is Sri Lanka?” he asks after a pause. He looks down, then up, not sure how I’ll react. Will I think he’s foolish or unworldly for not knowing? It’s the question I’m most often asked when I tell people I’m going away. The easy answer is that it’s an island just south…

Namaste Nepal: Anna is heading to Asia

My name is Anna Desmarais, and I am the kind of person that prides myself with a busy life – packing in everything from journalism interviews to Skype meetings and sports into a 24 hour time span. My lifestyle in Canada, however, has not prepared me for the challenges of getting ready for my 3…

Pre-Departure: Off to Malawi

Hello! My name is Sarina Bhaiwala and I am a Journalism and Human Rights student at Carleton University. I am beyond excited to be spending my summer as a communication and documentation intern with Uniterra in Malawi! I am passionate about the interconnectedness of human rights, development, social justice advocacy, and journalism. I think people remember…

3/3 de mon mandat complété au pays de la Téranga : Sénégal

Pendant les derniers mois de mon stage, pour approfondir la réflexion sur la problématique de la gestion des déchets, des ateliers sectoriels ont été tenus dans les deux autres communes afin de faire le constat des problèmes, causes, conséquences et des solutions. Les participants à ces ateliers étaient diversifiés, ils regroupaient 15-20 personnes dont les membres…

Hakuna Matata: Tanzania I’m ready for you

Hi, my name is Tumaini, I’m 22, and I am embarking on the biggest adventure of my life – so far – this summer. My official title is a ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment Officer’ and I will be working alongside Green Hope, a civil society organization committed to the needs the most vulnerable members of society, to provide…

Pre-departure: Halla Goes to Nepal

I am Halla Elnour. I am a fourth year student in the Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Law at the University of Ottawa. I am motivated by helping people, and it is always one of my main goals in my pursuits to further my career. I…

Pre-Departure: Ghana in Fall 2016!

Hello! My name is Anaïs Voski and I’ve recently graduated with a combined honours degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University. Born in Ottawa, I come from a multicultural background and was raised by a parent who works in international development — so I’ve always known that one day I’d like to make my own positive contribution to the…

Malawi: Are you ready?

My name is Jean Pierre Niyitanga, and I just finished my first year of Master of Journalism at Carleton University. With a background in journalism, I have interest in storytelling, and the roles of communications and information technologies in transforming people’s lives. This summer I will be in Malawi working with Uniterra as a communications…

Pre-Departure: Final Destination Malawi

Hello there!   My name is Natalia Ivaniv, and I just finished my 3rd year of the Global Political Economy Degree at the University of Manitoba!! I am so excited, and to be honest a little nervous, to embark on a journey to Mzuzu, Malawi! In just a few short weeks, I will be taking…

Destination Haiti!

Bonjour à tous, Je me présente, Emmanuelle Caron-Bédard, je suis actuellement étudiante à l’université Laval en deuxième année de maîtrise en gestion du développement international et action humanitaire. C’est avec grand plaisir que je vais faire un stage étudiant en Haiti, en partenariat avec le ministère du tourisme, dans la municipalité des Cayes. Mon mandat à…