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Costa Rica is Perfect for Under 18s and First Time Travelers

Costa Rica is becoming one of our most popular countries and its not hard to see why. Whats more, living and working alongside other volunteers your age means these projects are perfect for under 18s and first time travelers. In an area steeped in traditional Costa Rican culture, and activities to...

New Project in Quito

Quito has long been one of our favorite destinations which is why we are so excited to tell you about our newest project. Working with victims of sex trafficking in Ecuador, this project aims to offer a safe environment to the girls who have been rescued. Once the girls have settled, the project...

Kaya partner wins The Goldman Environmental Prize

Since it’s creation in 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded each year to grassroots environmental activists who are changing the world for the better through their work. This year’s recipients include: a French campaigner against destructive fishing practices; a Colombian woman who...

Swaziland New Name

Last month, King Mswati III of Swaziland announced the country’s name change to the “Kingdom of eSwatini”. This announcement was made as the country celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence. The King has been using the name eSwatini a number of times in previous speeches....

Cut down on plastic for Earth Day

If you look around your house, your work place, your school or college, you will see hundreds of items made from plastic. Plastic is durable and lightweight and cheap to produce. Single-use plastic lead the way for convenience and so it’s popularity is understandable, or at least it was until we...

Easter Celebrations Around the World

If you celebrate Easter in the UK or USA it is usually about one of three things: celebrating a religious event, spending time with family, or stuffing your face with chocolate… What am I saying? it’s always about stuffing your face with chocolate. But across the world some interesting, and...

Palm Oil: To Buy Or To Boycott

Palm Oil Palm oil is a vegetable oil made from the African oil palm. 90% of the palm oil we consume is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia and unsustainable production is wreaking havoc on the environment and contributing to climate change. With the UK potentially looking at boosting imports, we...

Cape Town avert Day Zero

Cape Town officials have announced that the city has averted Day Zero, but what does this mean for tourists? Many of those planning to visit Cape Town will undoubtedly be trying to keep up to date with the water crisis that the city is facing. We look at the current situation and what is in store...

Ready? Set, Go! And Survive your Study Abroad!

Imagine this. You’re traveling to the tropics of Central America for a wonderful, full-immersion study abroad experience, equipped with a homestay and courses taught at the local university (but definitely not in English). You are familiar with the language and have taken numerous courses and...

How to conquer your first travelling experience.

  It’s your first time overseas, you’re probably imagining all the exciting things that can happen as well as everything that could go wrong. Here is a short list of dos and don’ts we’ve put together which hopefully will be informative for your first trip abroad. Do see this trip as a personal...

Spread the love and volunteer this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many different ways around the world… some might celebrate by showing their love to their partners…others might ignore it as it can be seen as a commercial holiday. Regardless of where you stand, we ask that you consider spreading the love in the air by showing...

Travelling to Cape Town during the water crisis

We’ve answered 5 popular questions about the Cape Town water crisis to help you plan your trip. Let us know in the comments if you have any other questions for our guys on the ground! What is the Cape Town water crisis? Cape Town, like most of South Africa, gets its water from dams. However,...

Kaya awarded Silver Medal Best Volunteer Organization 2017!

Kaya Responsible Travel is proud to announce that we won the silver medal for Best Volunteer Organization 2017 at the BETA Award last night. It’s the fifth year in a row that we are shortlisted for this prestigious recognition. Although we didn’t keep our Gold crown this year, we will be back next...

Celebrate Quito’s Foundation with Kaya!

Did you know that today, December 6th, is a celebration in Ecuador? Celebrate Quito’s history with us and signing up to volunteer or intern at one of our placements! Today, the Quiteños (residents of Quito) are celebrating their Spanish history, remembering when the “conquistadores”...

Martina’s Journey Through India (Part 1)

India is one of those countries that challenges completely your understanding of life. From the busy streets packed with animals and people, to the continuous honking of rickshaws and motorbikes; from the spicy flavours of the foods, to the colours and diversity of people…India will...

Environmental Conservation in Ecuador

If you’re interested in hands-on conservation work, botany or sustainable environments then we’ve got a great placement for you in Ecuador! Read about our Placement Advisor Christina’s visit to our Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest placement: Last week, I...

The Power of Arts in Ecuador

I’m Christina from Kaya’s Placement team and you may not know this, but I work from Ecuador! Working from a foreign country gives me the unique opportunity to see the progress of our Kaya partnerships in-person. The success of these placements and the overall effect they have on the...

International Education Week Idea’s

Its #InternationalEducationWeek and the Kaya team are here to show you how you can get involved! Whether it’s a study and service program, an internship or even one of our fantastic volunteer abroad opportunities, you can study, learn and exchange experiences on one of our many international...
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