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.

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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…

Tanzania: has it already been two months?

Despite all warnings, I still can’t believe how quickly my time in Tanzania is flying by! I almost don’t recognize the person who walked off the plane at Kilimanjaro Airport two months ago. I hadn’t slept in two days but spent the entire one-hour drive to Arusha with my groggy, dry eyes glued to the…

The Botswana Effect

It’s over. This crazy ride of stumbling my way through a different way of life on the opposite side of the globe has come to an end. Looking back at this journey, I honestly did not expect to get as much out of this experience as I did. Spending three months in the developing world…

The Honeymoon Phase That Lasted Forever

Dumelang! (Hey everyone!) It has been 9 beautiful weeks in Gaborone (Hab-or-oh-nee), Botswana. They say there’s supposed to be a honeymoon “phase” when you arrive somewhere new but this “phase” isn’t really going away. There has been so much to take in, so much food I haven’t eaten before (I had curried chicken hearts for…

Hello Bolivia

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…

“Are You Winning?”

On this sunny, humid Saturday afternoon, having spent just under two weeks in Botswana and a week at my internship placement, I can say like maybe a Motswana in my place would, “Heeiiiissshhh, what a week! ” The other WUSC interns and I left Canada Sunday evening on January 9 (after a three-hour plane delay) and arrived in Botswana’s capital city on Tuesday last week after a long 10-hour flight from Heathrow to Jo’burg and a quick skip over to Gabarone – weary but excited and deep-vein thrombosis free. Still, even considering the time change forward it was an exhausting trip!

Midway through Maun!

The days are passing by quickly here in Maun, and though I feel it would take years to fully recount the experiences I have had here, I am no less shocked at how fast a month has passed by since I left Canada. My work with the Botswana Predator Conseration Trust has been an incredible…