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.

Chào. I’m off to Vietnam soon.

Katie_webChào, 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 get too far ahead, let me tell you a little more about myself:  I’m currently going into the second and final year of my Masters in Globalization and International Development with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. I originally hail from Calgary, AB, otherwise known as the wild wet west or the city with the coolest mayor. I love my hometown, but I’m happy I have had the opportunity to live in Canada’s capitol city (and with the 2nd coolest mayor) and to have the opportunity to explore the world further.

Some of my passions include photography, soccer, yoga, baking and print-making. I like to think a diverse range of passions makes me well-rounded! One of my goals is to visit every country in the world. I have made some progress, but I still have a way to go.

As a student of development, I’m excited to work with SRD on projects relating to sustainability and rural agriculture, both of which will become increasingly important in the future. I’m interested in both policy areas and communications, so I hope this will be an opportunity to merge the two.

The last time I was in Asia, I did not have the opportunity to visit Vietnam. I promised myself that I would make the time to see the country, and I am excited to be able to do this in Hue. I’m excited to meet new people and to learn more about the rich history of Hue and of Vietnam. I’m brushing up on my Vietnamese. I’ll be sure to keep you all appraised of what happens along the way. T?m bi?t