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Find out the latest travel news and updates on our many of our volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects. We also regularly write about Responsible travel news and ethical developments around the world.

LGBTQ+ Rights and Social Justice Projects

If you’re looking to promote LGBTQ+ rights and social justice around the world, learn from local organizations tackling issues in their communities, and help LGBTQ+ communities abroad, sit tight, because we’re featuring some incredible projects! Social Justice and LGBTQ+ Rights Internship in...

Volunteer in the USA in 2021

If you want to adventure close to home, consider volunteering in the USA! Ready for a three-week expedition in fall 2021 that combines volunteering, camping, community, and a list of exciting outdoor activities? Volunteering in the USA in 2021 – California Ghost Town Circuit Since Covid-19...

TRAVEL DURING COVID-19 FAQS

Everything that Kaya travelers or potential participants need to know about travel during the COVID-19. Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do I need to bring anything with me while traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic? All participants are requested to...

Volunteer for Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Volunteer for wildlife in Zimbabwe for an iconic African wildlife experience. Hoping to learn about animal care and wildlife conservation? Searching for a way to make a difference responsibly and sustainably? This might be the start of something good… Why Volunteer for Wildlife in Zimbabwe?...

Volunteering Abroad for Teens

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to volunteering abroad as a teenager. But don’t give up! To help, we’re featuring our favorite programs open for teens. So are you ready for a breathtaking experience? Why volunteer abroad as a teenager? Why should you volunteer...

Kaya Response to US Department of State Travel Advisories

Following updates made on April 19th 2021, we have put together a response to the US Department of State (DOS) Travel Advisories to help explain our position on program offerings and provide guidance for our institutional partners and participants. Department of State changes evaluation to align...

Women’s Empowerment in Uganda – Virtual Program

Women’s rights, education and empowerment is a major focus within our Uganda community. Interns will be able to choose from a variety of projects ranging from economic health, public health, and women’s health to help bolster the female population! It is important that all interns have a base...

How Can I Help the Environment?

How can I help the environment? How can we help endangered animals? What about internships in conservation? Can I volunteer for conservation efforts? These are all great questions, and we’re glad you’re asking them – because our planet Earth needs all of us! So why not have an incredible...

3 Amazing Benefits of Virtual Internships

Although virtual internships can’t replace travel in the real world (feeding rescued elephants doesn’t really translate to Zoom!), Kaya’s virtual internships in Ecuador, Morocco, South Africa, Vietnam and Thailand are unique and valuable in their own right. In fact, our virtual internships have...

Kaya Program Options for 2021 and 2022

Updated June 3, 2021 Right now, the most common question we are asked is “When can I travel again?” 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 and into 2022. The following projects are now open...

Top 3 Global Studies and Human Rights Programs for Travel in 2021

Looking for opportunities abroad in the fields of International Development, NGO Development, Global Studies, or Human Rights? Kaya has supported, ethical programs where you can gain experience while making a difference and seeing the world! And to help you plan for your future career, we’ve...

Top 3 Conservation and Environmental Science Programs for Travel in 2021

It’s tough to know where you can travel responsibly in 2021 with reduced risk to you and the local communities. But an environmental program offers one of the best options to stay away from the crowds and make a positive impact! We’ve compiled a list of our top 3 Conservation and...

Top 3 Public Health Programs for Travel in 2021

Looking for ethical healthcare placements abroad? Do you want to travel, gain experience and make a difference in 2021, but you’re not sure where to start? To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of our top 3 programs in the Public Health, Mental Health, Medical and Nursing fields for...

Top 3 International Business and Social Enterprise Programs for Travel in 2021

Are you interested in gaining relevant experience in fields such as International Business, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise, Microfinance and more? Does traveling “off-the-beaten-path,” learning more about the world and gaining perspective excite you? We’ve compiled a list of...

Top 3 Teaching and Education Programs for Travel in 2021

Are you searching for a way to grow your skills as a teacher, experience another culture on a deeper level, and contribute to community-led development efforts at the same time? Well, if you’re looking to gain experience in Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, and more, you’re...

Top 3 Wildlife Conservation Programs for Travel in 2021

Looking to gain experience in the fields of Animal Science, Wildlife Conservation or Marine Biology? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a short list of our top 3 Wildlife Conservation programs available for responsible travel in 2021. But don’t worry, we have many more where...