Kaya Program Options for 2021

For those looking to return to travel as soon as possible, we have made it easier to search for available Kaya program options for 2021. The following projects are now open and accepting applications!

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Our Placement Advisors are standing by to help guide you through gap year travel, study & service, internship abroad and volunteer abroad opportunities.

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Remote Internships

Work on a meaningful project, connect with locals, and immerse in cultural workshops while gaining valuable international work experience in a virtual environment.

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Animal Conservation volunteer abroad project

While we can’t travel right now, we can still support development projects with online work!

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Coronavirus Alert

Everything you need to know about how the global Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Kaya programs.

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Animal Conservation volunteer abroad project

Welcome to Kaya Responsible Travel

Join us to see the world and make a difference

With hundreds of ethical volunteering, internship and study opportunities, you can contribute to community development and environmental conservation initiatives around the world.

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Animal Conservation volunteer abroad project

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Stacey Wolfe | Swaziland Volunteer

Award Winning

We are proud to be the only organisation shortlisted every year since 2012 as the “Best Volunteer Organisation” at the British you travel awards, with 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal, consistently supporting participants in the best, ethical programs. Read more about our approach to responsible travel.

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Kaya Responsible Travel - Winner of Best Volunteering Organisation award

Welcome to Kaya Responsible Travel.

Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Gap Year & Responsible Travel

With hundreds of ethical volunteering, internship and study opportunities, you can contribute to community development and environmental conservation initiatives around the world.

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A WORLD OF CHOICE!

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Volunteer Abroad, Intern Abroad, Gap Year & Responsible Travel

​Become a responsible world traveller and make a difference with Kaya Responsible Travel. Our volunteer abroad, intern abroad, gap year and responsible travel programs focus on travel in the real world, providing cultural immersion, exchange and mutual understanding. We are proud to hold multiple awards for “Best volunteer abroad organisation”, and value our partnerships with academic institutions worldwide that focus on global development and citizenship.

Today, more than ever it is so important to build global connections, mutual learning, and understanding. With that in mind, Kaya works with sustainable, locally-led, ethical projects delivering a positive impact to local communities and environments and facilitating cultural exchanges with our volunteers and interns. The Kaya team supports every participant individually, so you can become a part of that!

During this time of global pandemic, the travel landscape is confusing and ever-changing. At Kaya we are working with our country teams to safely and responsibly reopen our programs, to protect both our participants and our host communities. You can read more here about Kaya’s Covid planning and find out where you can travel in 2021!

Our projects offer you the opportunity to:

Volunteer abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

VOLUNTEER ABROAD

Whether you are 16 or 65, volunteering abroad can be a rewarding, life-changing experience, as you discover a different culture and help improve the future of communities and environments around the world. LEARN MORE.

Intern abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

INTERN ABROAD

Make your CV stand out from the crowd by developing your knowledge, technical and personal skills while impressing employers with your impactful, real-world work experience abroad. LEARN MORE.

Learn a language abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

ONLINE PROGRAMS

Now more than ever, students and educators need access to high-quality remote and virtual cross-cultural learning opportunities. Join our online internships, language classes and more. LEARN MORE.

Customized groups abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

CUSTOMIZED GROUPS

We can develop a custom-made program for your group or academic institution, so you can enjoy an immersive, educational and impactful experience tailored to your group’s skills, interests and needs. LEARN MORE.

Gap Year abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

GAP YEAR ABROAD

Taking a year (or semester) out? Travel the world by combining volunteering or internship placements to make your gap year adventure really make a difference to you and to others! LEARN MORE.

Study abroad with Kaya Responsible Travel

STUDY & SERVICE ABROAD

Earn university credits towards your degree by combining a semester or summer study abroad with an intern or volunteer placement, for immersion inside AND outside the classroom. LEARN MORE.

We offer placements for participants of all ages and for durations from 2 weeks to 12 months! We have projects that suit skilled or unskilled volunteers and interns. We cater to many types of people: individual volunteers, family volunteers, and all kinds of group volunteers, including: social groups, corporate groups, school groups and university groups. Also, if you are traveling as a couple, check out our honeymoon volunteer projects – you don’t have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy the benefits these projects have to offer.

MY KAYA EXPERIENCE

Qasam’s Morocco Experience
"The team were amazing and really helpful in connecting me to the other volunteers, explaining the transport system in Rabat, and addressing all my questions. The logistics were organised perfectly. The house is 10/15 mins from the airport, and the school was close to the accommodation about a 10/15 min walk. Also, the location is safe at night and early morning and the city transport on time. ...
Qasam I.
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Caroline’s Nepal Experience
"The homework club in the morning has been great. I have been helping two of the very little ones with their alphabet in English which they seem to be improving on - when they can sit still for long enough! - and the older girls have been reading with me. As for the maths, I am no help whatsoever but that’s okay!!!! Farming has been fun and just chatting with the girls has been a great experien ...
Caroline P.
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Nisha’s Thailand Experience
"It will be very tough to beat this Christmas and NYE, definitely one for the books! It is honestly a dream here, I am so so sad that this is my last week but so glad I decided to stay for a month here. I can not even speak about the fact that I leave so soon. I am very very grateful for all your help and from your team. I will highly recommend you and your team to all my friends and family. If e ...
Nisha C.
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William’s Ecuador Experience
"Everything went without a hitch. Communication was very good from start to finish. Diana in Quito is a great source of knowledge and to run things across." ...
William B.
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Molly’s Vietnam Experience
"I think if you are looking to volunteer abroad or intern abroad, Kaya have been beyond helpful! Always on the other end of the phone if you need them and very quick to respond to emails! When I was in Vietnam there was a huge and wonderful support network out there for me which really helped me settle in, introduce me to new interns and get a feel for Hanoi. This really made my experience all the ...
Molly S.
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Natalie’s Peru Experience
"My favorite moment was teaching children in rural communities how to wash their hands. The kids were so happy, even though they had nothing. It was fun to teach them about health and then play games with them during their recess." ...
Natalie P.
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Why choose Kaya?

HIGH QUALITY, VETTED PROJECTS

Working with locally-led sustainable initiatives, we offer an ethical approach to service and travel, focusing on positive impact for communities.

MATCHING PEOPLE TO PROJECTS

We match your skills and interests with the needs of our projects, ensuring meaningful placements for all.

SUPPORT FROM START TO FINISH

We will be with you every step of the way. This approach has made us AWARD WINNING VOLUNTEER COMPANY for the past 4 years .

HAVE A QUESTION?

We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.

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Featured Volunteer Projects and Internships

With over 150 projects in 29 countries, it’s hard to pick our favourites. You can choose to volunteer in The Americas, Africa or Asia- Pacific in the fields of conservation, education, community, healthcare, arts or business depending on your interests. To get you started, we’ve highlighted some of the best Volunteer and Internship projects abroad that are open for participation in 2021!

Add your favourite projects to your Wishlist!

With so many volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects to choose from in so many locations, we fully understand how difficult it is to choose the best one.

For this reason, we’ve provided a wishlist tool so that when viewing a project, if you like it, add it to your wishlist by clicking the wishlist button. To view a summary of your wishlist, click the button in the top right of the website.

REMOTE
INTERNSHIPS

Also known as virtual internships or online internships, our placements in Ecuador, Morocco, South Africa and Vietnam are combined with cultural workshops and local buddy connections so you can learn the culture from those who know best – the locals. Click to read more.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD & SERVICE THAILAND

Combine an in-country online study abroad component combined with government quarantine in Thailand. Earn credits, immerse yourself and participate in a service-learning or internship in your field of interest to gain experience while expanding your horizons! Click to read more.

ONLINE LANGUAGE & CULTURE PROGRAM

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco or Spanish in Ecuador with a fun and engaging program of language classes, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. Click to read more.

Kaya responsible Travel featured in USA Today, The telegraph and Manchester Evening News