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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.

New Lower Rates in 2017 for Marine Conservation in Belize

We are happy to share that there will be new lower rates in 2017 for the Marine Conservation placement in Belize. Due to the success of this marine conservation program, but also because of the need for volunteers, new lower rates are available for upcoming placements. This project caters to...

2016 Year In Review and Why Volunteer while Travelling Abroad in 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 ahead, we want to share with you a few of our projects’ accomplishments and the upcoming plans for 2017 hoping that you will want to join in with the new trend of “volunteer tourism”. As the United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of...

Join in the movement of Sustainable Tourism for Development in 2017!

2017 marks the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development declared by the United Nations General Assembly. Now, you may wondering what does this mean? Well, as the world is becoming flatter, tourism is becoming more prominent with over 1 billion tourists each year heading to...

Adopt a Clinic in the Philippines this Holiday Season!

For many, the holiday season is a chance to spend quality time with our loved ones, indulge special food, and exchange gifts. For others, it’s a chance to take a break from work or school, travel or volunteer abroad. Whether you chose to do one or the other, the year end festivities are a chance...

Free week of volunteering in Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India!

Book before March 15th and receive a discount on your placement! Book a volunteer placement in any of these locations, for 3 weeks of longer and you can stay for 1 extra week for free! You have to book 3 weeks or more by March 15th with an arrival day by March 31st for this offer to be valid....

The Kaya team wishes you a Happy………

And while many more people around the world join in New year celebrations on the 31st (following the 12 month Gregorian calendar), there are also a few of our Kaya countries that celebrate later in the year (following lunar, solar and other calendars!). Chinese New Year is at the end of January or...

Kaya are winners of “Best Volunteer Organisation 2016”

Last night, at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016, Kaya was awarded as the winner of the “Best Volunteer Organisation” category for the second time! This is the fourth time Kaya has been shortlisted by the British Youth Travel association for this award, and the second time we have...

How to be a responsible traveller: Kaya Tip 9: Considerations for LGBTQ Travellers

As responsible, prepared travellers, we all need to consider our identities and how they might be viewed abroad – for our safety, and so we can adjust our expectations and still have an amazing trip. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may have some questions about your sexuality...

Take a look at our new internships!

We have some exciting news to share with you! This week we have launched five new internships based in Vietnam If you’re studying healthcare or medicine, we have an interesting Occupational Therapy Internship in a rehabilitation hospital where you will work with local staff to help support...

Kaya Shortlisted for Best Volunteering Organisation award

We have just learned that Kaya has been shortlisted for “Best Volunteering Abroad Organisation” at the British Youth Travel Awards, for the 4th year running. We won gold in 2014 and silver in 2013 and 2015, and so we are hoping to regain our number one position again this year when they announce...

Benefits of Faculty-Led Programs (and Using a Provider)

International Education week – Focus on Faculty-led group programs In Education Abroad, the faculty-led group program continues to grow in popularity, making it possible for even more students to participate in an international experience. At Kaya we work with Academic institutions all over...

What’s so Important About Volunteering on a Marine Conservation Project?

If you are passionate about our oceans and marine wildlife then this blog is for you!  The wildlife in our oceans is constantly under threat from pollution, climate change, tourism, fishing and invasive species, to name but a few! We offer projects that help to maintain the coral reefs that so...

Where can I volunteer if I am 16 years old?

If you are 16 years old, you might just be looking for an adventure next summer or perhaps even an experience to help you to build your CV as you think about a possible future career. It’s a competitive world out there, so what could you do to make your CV stand out from the rest? What could you...

Make a difference at Christmas with Kaya

Give the gift of a lifetime this Christmas by volunteering with Kaya Responsible Travel. We have a range of volunteering projects open over the Christmas period, in sunny destinations, where you have the chance to help make someone’s Christmas special.  It could also be be a great way to escape...