First University of Waterloo international development students share lessons from field placements

Friday, April 27, 2012

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, April 27, 2012) - Students from the University of Waterloo’s first-ever graduating class in international development have returned from their eight-month field placements abroad. They will share what they learned at a one-day conference next week.

The 23 students volunteered in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Peru and Vietnam. They worked on projects focused on issues such as delivering safe water to low-income urban communities, building environmentally sustainable businesses, and helping subsistence farmers combat drought and deforestation. Full University of Waterloo news release

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