Students Without Borders

The Students Without Borders™ (SWB)

The Students Without Borders™ (SWB) program is still accepting applications for May 2011 positions in Africa, Asia and South America. SWB is a World University Service of Canada (WUSC) program offering international placements for undergraduate and graduate students attending Canadian colleges and universities. Placements from a variety of disciplines are available in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Peru and Vietnam.

This initiative supports the internationalization goals of Canadian universities and colleges, and builds on WUSC’s sixty years of programming for and with Canadian post-secondary faculties and students. We strongly believe in the power of education and training, and it is because of this that we have put extra emphasis on engaging and providing opportunities for students in international activities. More internationally knowledgeable and inter-culturally skilled students can ultimately lead to more understanding, informed and compassionate global citizens.

Since it’s beginning in 2005, the SWB program has sent close to 400 students on volunteer placements overseas from over 40 Canadian institutions. Do not miss this opportunity of providing overseas internship for your students. This initiative will add to the many positive and career oriented programs University of Lethbridge has embraced.

We would greatly appreciate if you circulate the attached Fact sheet to students and faculty members. Also attached are few examples of placement opportunities that might interest students at the Faculty of Education.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at swb@wusc.ca or visit our website for current placement opportunities at: http://www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/current_placements

Students Without Borders™ Positions

POSITION: V35.1_Program Assistant (PanNature)

PARTNER(s): People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature)
AREA OF STUDY: Environmental Studies, Intl. Development, Social Sciences or related field
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Hanoi, Vietnam
CONTRACT DURATION: Minimum 3 months
DESCRIPTION:
PanNature is a Vietnamese not-for-profit organization. Established by a diverse group of dedicated Vietnamese environmental professionals, PanNature thinks creatively about solving the most salient environmental issues facing Vietnam. We use our wide experience, varied skills and contagious motivation to help lead a community-based movement to preserve Vietnam’s natural heritage and promote sustainable development nationwide. We believe that this can only be achieved by mobilizing society and changing values.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Communication Support

  • Assist the Communications Team to design environmental campaigns and activities;
  • Contribute ideas for the new English news website on environmental issues;
  • Help edit English translation of articles for publishing on the news website and PanNature’s newsletters;
  • Help improve English skills of Communications Team through daily work.

Fundraising Support

  • Develop proposals for relevant small grant programs;
  • File relevant information on grant opportunities for Vietnam that PanNature is eligible;
  • Help develop PanNature’s corporate membership program;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Third or Fourth year student or Master level
  • Preferably students in disciplines of environment, natural resources or social work
  • Friendly, active, open and hardworking

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:
Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:
Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

POSITION: P02.1_English as a Second Language Teacher (ICPNA)

PARTNER(s): Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano (ICPNA)
AREA OF STUDY: Education, Linguistics or related fields
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Chiclayo / Cajamarca – Perú
CONTRACT DURATION: Minimum 3.5 months
DESCRIPTION:
The Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano is the largest binational Cultural center in Latin America. It is highly recognized for its contributions to community development through the teaching of English and Spanish for increased literacy and awareness via its library, cultural programming, and galleries.

See website: http://www.icpnachi.edu.pe

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receive a brief training period on computer use and course content;
  • Instruct a new class each month, with students aged 13 – 30;
  • Earn approx. $CDN 6.00/ hr and work 4-6 hours or more per day, including Saturdays (one month at least)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Are native English speakers.
  • Are able to communicate in Spanish (strong intermediate level).
  • Are outgoing, patient, and adaptable.
  • Have previous teaching or tutoring experience.
  • Have taken a course in Teaching of English to Students of Other Languages
  • (TESOL) although this is not a requirement for the position.

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:
Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:

Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

POSITION: G02.4 French Teacher

PARTNER(s): Kanaso Primary School
AREA OF STUDY: French, Linguistics, education or related field
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Ghana, Awaso, Western Region
CONTRACT DURATION: 3 months
DESCRIPTION: Awaso is located in the north-eastern part of the Western Region in the Bibiani Ahwiaso Bekwai District. The District is well endowed with minerals such as gold, bauxite, clay etc.
The Kanaso School is a model school project funded by the Ghana Bauxite Company and managed by WUSC for two years. It was a collaborative initiative between WUSC, Ghana Bauxite Company Limited , Bibiani District Education Directorate and the Bibiani Anhwianso Bekwai District Assembly (BABDA). The goal of the project as proposed is to establish a school facility that provides an exceptional school environment with quality teaching and learning for children in Awaso.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach French to pupils at the Primary School.
  • Teach Creative Arts to pupils of the Primary School.
  • Assist in managing Boys and Girls Clubs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • French at intermediate or advance level
  • Studies/experience in Education/Animation/Sports
  • Open-minded and adaptable

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:

Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:

Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

POSITION: G14.2 English Teacher

PARTNER(s): Mole Basic School
AREA OF STUDY: English, Linguistics, education or related field
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Ghana, Damongo, Northern Region
CONTRACT DURATION: 3 months
DESCRIPTION: Mole is in the Northern Region of Ghana with its district capital being Damongo. It is about two hours drive from Tamale, the regional capital. The indigenes are subsistence farmers whilst others depend on the National Park for their livelihoods. The Mole Basic school is located within the Mole National Park. Most of the pupils are children of staff who work in the park and those from surrounding villages. Literacy levels are low in the northern regions and the government encourages partnership in providing education to these communities. Larabanga, the nearest town boasts of the oldest mosque in Ghana.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach English to Primary and Junior High School pupils.
  • Establish and manage Girls (and Boys) Clubs in the schools.
  • Assist in extra curricula activities e.g. sports and games.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • English at intermediate or advance level
  • Studies/experience in Education/Animation/Sports
  • Open-minded and adaptable

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:

Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:

Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca No phone calls please

POSITION: G11. 4 Computer Trainer

PARTNER(s): TOYACE
AREA OF STUDY: Information Technologies, Education, Animation
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Ghana, Sogakofe, Volta Region
CONTRACT DURATION: 3 months
DESCRIPTION: TOYACE is a local NGO located at Sogakofe in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana. It was founded as an outreach programme for the youth of the district but its activities have expanded to incorporate institutional and organizational capacity building, providing literacy and life skills training for individual and community development and implementing community development projects. Some of its projects focus on women and girls e.g. Dress making, Home Economics (Bakery, Poultry farming). Others are Aquaculture, Computer Training, a Printing Press and a Radio Station (to promote education and environmental sustainability). TOYACE has Children’s Clubs in four of its project communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Mathematics and ICT to Primary pupils in six schools.
  • Assist in managing Children’s Clubs in four communities.
  • Assist with Reading sessions in the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong IT skills
  • Studies/experience in Education/Animation

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:

Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:

Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

POSITION: V05.1_ English Tutor and Program Assistant (HPCC)

PARTNER(s): Hai Phong Community College (HPCC)
AREA OF STUDY: English, Linguistics, education or related field
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Hai Phong city, Vietnam
CONTRACT DURATION: Minimum 3 months

DESCRIPTION:
Founded: HPCC–public three-year College. It was founded on August, 2000 on basis of merging two the former junior colleges namely: HaiPhong Agricultural Vocational College (founded 1960) and HaiPhong Economic Vocational College (founded 1969).
Mandate: To provide workforce development and skills training for HaiPhong city and several northern seacoast provinces of Vietnam.
Faculty: more than 175 full-time and part-time faculties.
Total student enrollment: 6,000 (approximately 4,500 full-time on campus).
Academic Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electric-Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Accounting, Auditing, Business administration, Travel and tourism management, Finance-Banking, Agriculture and Rural Development, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Irrigation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 40 hours per week ( 5 days /week)
  • Support of teaching and improve teaching curriculum in general English and English for specific purpose.
  • Coordinate with teachers to organize extracurricular activities in English class
  • Support to projects/ proposals/ seminars/ conferences
  • Support to international relationship development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • English as mother tongue (or equivalent skill level)
  • Studies/experience in tourism/IT/Business/Education
  • Open-minded and adaptable

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:
Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:
Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

POSITION: V24.2_IT and Learning Resource Center Assistant (Can Tho)

PARTNER(s): Can Tho University (For more information see: www.ctu.edu.vn)
AREA OF STUDY: Information Technology or other relevant subject(s)
COUNTRY AND PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT: Can Tho city, Vietnam
CONTRACT DURATION: Minimum 3 months

DESCRIPTION:
The Can Tho University Learning Resource Center (LRC) is located at Campus 2 of Can Tho University. Its mission is to provide resources, services and facilities necessary to support the teaching, learning and research needs of not only the students and staff of Can Tho University but also the academic people in the Mekong Delta.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
One of the following fields:

    • Web Technology
    • Web 2.0/Web 3.0
    • Web management systems (tools and method)
    • Content management systems (tools and method)
    • Open source application.  The method of digital databases (Dspace, Plone etc)
      Open Source OS (Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux etc)
    • Applications brilliant open source
      • IT Library Skills
      • Workstation management and support
      • What do the LRCs need from IT?/How to implement IT solutions
        Emerging IT for Supporting librarians

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • 3rd and 4th Year University Student
      • Strong IT skills in Web management and Database applications
      • Good understanding of the role of a learning resource centre

ESTIMATED COSTS: See www.wusc.ca/en/volunteer/swb/costs

TO APPLY:
Please send your C.V., letter of motivation and three reference letters (including 2 academic references) to:

Students Without Borders™
World University Service of Canada
swb@wusc.ca
No phone calls please

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