2017-2018 Placements

Amber in South Africa

Haai! (Hi!) My name is Amber. (My name is Amber.) Ek gaan na Suid-Afrika toe. (I am going to South Africa.) Ok, I have already run out of my Afrikaans vocabularies.

Astrid in Costa Rica

Hello! My name is Astrid and this September I will be going to Turrialba, Costa Rica to do an internship with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) for 10 months. 

Borrsha in Uganda

Hello everyone! My name is Borrsha and my co-op placement is in Lira, Uganda for the span of 10 months as an intern with an organization called Children of Hope Uganda (COHU).

Carolyn in Ecuador

Hello, my name is Carolyn Grandy and I am very excited to be doing my Co-op placement for 6 months in Quito, Ecuador and 2 months in Toronto with World Vision!

Claire in the Northwest Territories

Hi everyone! My name is Claire Tincombe and my co-op placement is taking me to the beautiful Northwest Territories where I will be working for 10-months with high school students as an eLearning Classroom Monitor.

Emma in Sri Lanka

Hi everyone! My name is Emma Kerr, and I will be traveling to Sri Lanka with Students Without Borders for an 11 month work term. While I'm there, I will be working at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) in Ratmalana.

Saman in India

My name is Saman. My placement country is India. My organization is the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). I was hired as an intern.

Shruti in Kenya

Hello everyone. My name is Shruti Anandan and I will be pursuing my Co-op with Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya. I will be working as a Research Assistant for the Network of Teaching and Learning (TL) and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QAI).

Taliya in Sri Lanka

As I write this, I can see the coastline of my home island, framed below by evergreen trees and, above, the Olympic mountains. The ocean has always been home to me, both literally and figuratively.

Greg in Swaziland

My name is Gregory Allen and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work in Swaziland over a span of 10 months as a marketing officer and administrative assistant for three partnered organizations known as Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT), the Canadi

Steve in Ghana

My name is Steven Chang, I will be completing my 4th year IDS co-op placement in Accra, Ghana with the World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Specifically, I will be working on the West African Governance and Economic Sustainability in Extractive Areas (WAGES) program as a ‘Green Economy Advisor from July, 2017 to July, 2018.

Monica in Thailand

It’s funny - in an absurd, interesting way - where I’ll be going to placement is such a mix of the familiar and unknown.