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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.

8 Best Places to Volunteer Abroad This Year

To volunteer abroad is an enriching experience that goes beyond just travel. It provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures, gain unique perspectives, and contribute to communities in need. Whether you’re looking to enhance your personal growth, develop professional skills,...

5 Benefits Of Internships For College Students

For college students, looking to further their careers, internships are crucial because of the many benefits they provide outside of the traditional academic setting. But is doing an internship worth it, considering the time and energy it requires? Yes! Programs like the ones offered by Kaya can...

Why Volunteer in Costa Rica

An abundance of natural beauty, the famously laid-back Pura Vida lifestyle, and a choice of every adventure activity imaginable are some reasons why traveling to Costa Rica just makes sense. However, some of the best things this country has to offer are the volunteer opportunities. A volunteer in...

Celebrating Pride Month

With human rights at the heart of our mission, the Kaya team is proud to support our LGBTQI+ community in a celebration of Pride Month.

Featured Participant Story: Namibia

Elephant & Community Water Access Volunteering in Namibia In 2021, I was fortunate enough to participate on a program with Kaya Responsible Travel, working with a nonprofit that tracks elephant activity along the Ugab River in Namibia, Africa. Since I was young, I have always been motivated by...

Kaya Intern, Emma, Featured in Popular Vietnamese Podcast

This past summer, one of our NGO marketing interns in Vietnam was featured on a popular Vietnamese podcast discussing her internship and time abroad! Emma Discusses Mental Health, Marketing Internship, and Her Time in Vietnam One of Kaya’s Interns recently had the opportunity to be featured in the...

Pronouns and Inclusivity

Why have people started sharing their pronouns? Why might you consider doing so, and is it okay if you don’t want to?

UN Sustainable Development Goals in International Education

Are you ready to dive into a world where you can make a real difference? At Kaya, we work to put sustainable travel at the heart of our work in International Education. As part of our mission, we recognize the work of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and their importance....

A-Level Results? Here’s What To Do Next!

A-Level Results Day can be a big day for many students that want to embark on a career path straight from school. For other students, it might be scary not knowing what to do next. Like all big changes, leaving school can be daunting and even more scary when you did not get the results you were...

5 Reasons to Volunteer During Your Gap Year

Should I take a gap year? It’s a question so many people have – and we’re here to give you a whole load of reasons why it could be a great option for you – not matter what age, and what stage of life.

What are the Best Types of Internships?

Internships are a great stepping stone for students and graduates looking to gain experience in the working world. Both students and graduates can expose themselves to a variety of career paths and learn useful, transferable skills in multiple areas through internships. Interning abroad takes...

Best Places To Travel During Winter Break

Where To Travel For Winter Break As winter approaches, it’s time to start planning for your winter break getaway. Whether you’re a student looking for an adventure during your school holiday or a professional wanting to escape corporate life and make an impact this festive season, the best...

Why Is Traveling Important For Teens?

We all have first experiences that we wish we could relive time and time again. The idea of a teenager traveling alone can be daunting for both teens and parents. However, it’s important that we remember how incredible travel is for young people’s growth and transformation, as it can open...

10 Best Internships For This Fall

As a student or recent graduate, you will be torn between spending any chance you can get to find a job within your field or jetting off to see the world. Well, luckily for you, you can do both with fall internships abroad! Why Fall Internships Are A Good Idea Why intern abroad and not at home?...

Eswatini NCPs: It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Why does it take a village to raise a child in Eswatini? According to a survey by Humanium in 2021, roughly 100,000 kids in Eswatini are orphaned due to their parents dying of HIV/AIDS and high poverty levels. This has led to important initiatives being created across the country, including...