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: Vietnam

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…

A Change of Place and a Change of Pace

Hi! My name is Hannah Bayoumi and I am a 4th year student at the University of Ottawa studying Conflict Studies and Human Rights. I am about a week away from starting a new adventure in Vietnam as the last chapter of my university career. My unfailing excitement has been paired with a sense of…

Hi I’m Patrick!

Hello! I’m Patrick, and I’m going to Vietnam for my placement! Yay!! I’m actually very excited and was even more hyped after last week’s training in Ottawa! err… what do I say about myself, I’m in my 4th year of my undergrad doing international development at University of Toronto (Scarborough), and I will be staying…

About Andrea Pre-Vietnam

I’m a senior political science student at the University of Ottawa, with a particular passion for food and agriculture. Originally from rural southwestern Ontario, I have made a happy home in the nation’s capital and am enamoured with the support, the visions, and the multiple personalities that bring it to life. I am an intricate…

Starting A New Chapter

Hello everyone, My name is Gillian Sidon and I’m excited to say that I will be participating in the Students Without Boarders program, as a Student Affairs Intern. I recently completed my undergrad degree, with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manitoba. I’m currently in the process of finishing my two-year after degree…

The adventure that awaits in Vietnam

Hello everyone! My name is Rizwan Kassam and I am a third year Co-op student studying Environment and Business with a minor in International Development at the University of Waterloo. I am preparing to begin a 3 month co-op placement in Hanoi, Vietnam where I will be working for the Center of Development and Community…

Vietnam pre-departure-Ru

  Hi Everyone! I’m a first year master student in Globalisation and international development in University of Ottawa. I did my undergraduate studies in both French literature and international trade in University of Nankai in China. I have spent 6 months in Taiwan and 10 months in Paris for two exchange programs. And I was…

Vietnam!!

Hello! My name is Loryeve, I am a currently a third year student at Ottawa University. I am a student in conflict studies and human rights program with a minor in social work. In a few months, I will be flying to Vietnam for the summer to volunteer as an program assistant for the Center for sustainable rural development. This NGO is working with…

First Impressions

When I landed in Vietnam it was late at night, the 24 hour flight had been exhausting. The lack of sleep and jetlag did nothing to prepare me for the incoming sensory bombardment that is the Hanoi, Old Quarter. Getting up the next morning and meeting some of the other long term interns and having…