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

Countdown to Hanoi

Hello everyone! My name is Cédric Lépine, I am a fourth year student studying in International Economics and Development at the University of Ottawa. I am 21 years old and I’ve been living in Canada since around 2000. I was born in Ivory Coast and have lived in Niger as well as Ethiopia. My father…

The importance of being prepared

After the hectic rush of getting to Vietnam, including a few weeks in Hanoi, I have finally settled in to Hue city with SRD’s Hue Team. Hue is a beautiful and peaceful city. It was once the capital of Vietnam for over 100 years, and is filled with beautiful UNESCO heritage sites like the old…

Life in a Beehive

The only way to describe Vietnam, and especially Hanoi, is that it is a very well organized chaos. Like living in a beehive.  But even though it’s only been three months, I already feel like I am part of this welcoming country. I took my camera out to Hanoi’s downtown  and around Hoan Kiem lake…

Chào. I’m off to Vietnam soon.

Chào, I’m Katie Clancy, and I’m about to head off on an exciting journey to Vietnam in just a few weeks. I’m looking forward to supporting important sustainable initiatives and gaining valuable cross cultural experience with the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) where I will be working as a Communications Officer. But before I…

Destination Vietnam

Having completed my third year in Conflict Studies in Human Rights at the University of Ottawa I felt the need go beyond the classroom; to gain  real world experience that would allow me to explore my abilities and would contribute to an organization with a positive mandate. I felt I needed to apply to be…

My name is Caitlin Bailey and my friends know me as Cait! I am a third year Recreation Management and Community Development student from the faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management studying at the Univeristy of Maniotba in Winnipeg. I am hoping to graduate from my degree program April 2014 and am looking forward to…

Preparing for Hanoi

  Hi everyone! My name is Megan Smith. I have just completed my first year of Bio-Medical Engineering at the University of Guelph, and I would love to have the opportunity to follow Biomedical Engineering into Medical school in the future. This summer I am thrilled to be working as the program assistant for the…

Hello Vietnam!

Xin Chào! My name is Julie McDougall, and I am currently living in Gatineau, Quebec. This summer I am going to be volunteering in Hanoi, Vietnam as a Student Affairs Intern for the Hoa Sua School for disadvantaged youth. For the past four years I have been studying at the University of Ottawa towards a…

My internship to Vietnam-an introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Marie-Pierre Poirier. I am a recent graduate from “L’université de Moncton” with a bachelor in psychology, now a first year student in a Masters program of Global Studies and International Development at the University of Ottawa. I have always been fascinated by the human’s interaction with it’s surroundings. It is…

Internship Anticipations

I’m in my third year of Honours with Specialization in Political Science in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa, with a minor in Asian Studies from the Faculty of Arts.  Prior to attending university, I had been working as an English teacher in Southeast Asia.  This experience and my interest in…