Overcoming hurdles and a warm welcome in Uganda

A landing in Uganda full of thrills and hurdles. And our team has been amazing! After being told our textbooks were being ‘held’ (by whom? where? why?), contacting every person we could think of at the shipping company, in politics, our partners at the university…, we finally managed to retrieve them thanks to the outstanding more »

A meeting of minds in Thailand

Sabrina has been experiencing the wonderful Thai hospitality thanks to the faculty at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. After an enthusiastic welcome and a formal opening ceremony, Sabrina has enjoyed exchanging knowledge and ideas with local professors and getting to know her students. Signing-in ceremony Read on to find out more about her experience teaching in more »

Our first steps in Thailand

Sabrina has arrived at Srinakharinwirot University and has been welcomed in style! She will be working with students and faculty at the university to develop public speaking strategies, build confidence and strengthen communications skills through a Model United Nations Simulation. Sabrina at the MOU signing ceremony A huge thank you to the whole team at more »

Update from our students in Freetown after the floods

The entire team at Professors Without Borders are thinking of our friends at the FBC law school in Sierra Leone as the nation goes through another difficult period in its history. Below, the communication with an update from the law society as featured on Lucy’s Facebook page.   © Law Society Communication’s Unit Today’s misery more »

Our Model UN Simulation

After visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary, the professors have been relaxing, enjoying the great local cuisine, and exploring the nightlife in Freetown – between classes that is. They have been resting for the main event for the next two days and that is the Model UN simulation. After day 1 of the simulation, Joanne shared the more »

Teaching styles and outcomes

Our students have learned a lot, but so have our professors. Their time in Sierra Leone has been rewarding, tiring, and enlightening despite all the scheduling conflicts and pouring rain. Yesterday was the end of the structured classes, and the professors are starting to run a Model United Nations Simulation today. Workshops in open air more »

Our students teaching us too!

At PROWIBO we are very passionate about our teaching style. We don’t believe in lecturing for the sake of lecturing. We want learning to be an interactive experience between the professor and the students. With that in mind, it is always good to hear that students are responding to our style of teaching, and are more »

How to teach in challenging conditions

The second week in Freetown started off rainy. More rain than most of us could ever imagine. Yanoh woke up to a gloomy Monday, saying that “one of the biggest challenges is getting out of bed when it’s gloomy and raining and just the perfect temperature in the blankets!” We could certainly all relate to more »

Cultural acclimatization in Freetown

We are about to kick off our second week in Freetown! It’s been an incredible experience for our lecturers, who have had time to reflect on their first week, their relationships with the students, and the town.  Keep reading for some of their amazing experiences, and drool-worthy photos! The weekend started early in Sierra Leone more »