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.

Hello Bolivia

March 17, 2013

Hello fellow bloggers,
I hope all is well.

My name is Rani Aziz, I am a third year student in the International Development Studies program at the University of Toronto. In terms of my university studies, considering IDS being an interdisciplinary program, I have concentrated on economics and political science mainly in the Middle East and Latin America but am looking to learn past that. This placement I intend to do is part of my co-op program, I am very excited for it considering how much I expect and hope to learn from the experience. I have been accepted as an Institutional Strengthening Intern with Red de Organizaciones Economicas de Productores Artesano(a)s con Identidad Cultural (RED OEPAIC) in La Paz, Bolivia for 8 months. My first activity as gathered from my job description will be to conduct an assessment of the institutional strengthening needs of the organization based on their strategic plan. There is much I am yet to learn about the organization and the specificities of my position but I am eager to do so.

Best of luck to everyone,
Rani Aziz



  1. Johanna Délicé on March 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Hello Rani!!
    I’m also doing an internship with Red OEPAIC! It seems to be a great organization. Do you know when you are leaving?


    • Rani Aziz on March 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Hey Johanna!
      Yea, I’m excited to get to know more about the organization, what is your position there and for how long?
      From what I know sometime in June or July, how about you?

  2. Johanna Délicé on March 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I’m going to be an organizational developement intern for 3 months. I’m leaving in May so we might meet somewhere!
    You’re so lucky to stay for 8 months! I wish I could stay for longer then 3 months.