2016-2017 Placements


Andrea in India

My name is Andrea and I am incredibly excited to be going to India for my co-op placement!


Banusha in Sri Lanka

My name is Banusha Mahendren and I have been granted the incredible privilege of completing my 10 month IDS Co-op placement with WUSC (World University Services Canada) in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Leilah in India

Hey! My name is Leilah Elmokadem and I'm one of the three IDS students placed in India this year!


Linda in Sri Lanka

If you’d asked me when I first started studying IDS at UTSC if I knew my co-op placement would be in Sri Lanka, I probably would not have believed you. Mainly because co-op year felt like an eternity away.

Mariba in Jamaica

I will be doing my placement in Jamaica for nine months as a Cuso Volunteer with the Kingston YMCA. The Y is a family-centered organization that seeks to promote the growth of young people in spirit, mind and body.


Rebecca in Ghana

Hi Friends!

My name is Becca and in about a week I will be leaving Canada to work for Child Rights International in Accra, Ghana for 12 months as a Youth Engagement Officer.


Rorisang in Guatemala

My name is Rorisang Kim and I will be doing my co-op placement in a town called Comitancillo located in the western highlands of Guatemala.


Tasha in Uganda

Hey everyone! My name is Tasha Noronha and I am an extremely excited to be heading over to Lira, Uganda very shortly to work with a local NGO called Children of Hope Uganda (COHU) for 10 months!

Tashi in Uganda

My name is Tashi and I will be spending 10 months in Northern Uganda working for Children of Hope Uganda (COHU) as an intern. The region was marred by decades of violence under the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony.

Profile of Tian

Tian in Thailand

How do we negotiate claims over contested environments based on asymmetric power relations?

Ting-Yi (Elisa) in India

Hi there, I am Ting-Yi; most of the time I also go by the name "Elisa." My coop placement will be a twelve month long internship with the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India.