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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.

TOP 5 Nursing Placements Abroad

Joining a nursing placement abroad is not only great work experience for your resume/CV, but it also helps bring quality healthcare to those who may not otherwise be able to access it.  These projects, and the volunteers who support them make a valuable impact to the communities they serve and you...

TOP 5 Public Health Volunteer Opportunities

Good health and wellbeing is not something which can be taken for granted in many developing countries. By supporting local NGOs and initiatives as a Kaya public health volunteer you can help bring healthcare to those who are usually unable to access or afford it. If you have a passion for helping...

Six reasons to Intern and volunteer in Morocco

If you are looking to volunteer in Morocco or intern abroad you’ve come to the right place! Morocco is Africa’s historic gateway. With sweeping deserts, gorgeous beaches, vast mountain ranges and narrow streets in every, village, town and city teaming with a rich and vibrant history, Morocco has...

Win a two week free volunteer abroad placement

To celebrate ten years of ethical, responsible travel, we are giving away a two-week free volunteer abroad placement! What’s included One lucky winner will receive two weeks of placement on either our community health and home-based care or HIV/AIDS education and daycare projects in South Africa....

How to get around in Accra, Ghana

First time travelling to Accra Ghana? You wonder how to get around and explore the busy city. Here are a few Kaya tips and a guide to get around in Accra easily: Uber! Believe it or not, uber works well in Accra. Don’t expect a fancy “westernize” car or a chatty driver. All drivers are different....

Volunteering in Ecuador – What you need to know

Read about a university student’s placement on the Human Rights and Women Empowerment project in Ecuador and the advice she has for volunteers following in her footsteps.About meI’m Jess Ribbens, a 22-year old senior from Central Michigan University. I spent my last semester earning college...

Free Sri Lanka Visa Starting Next Month

From May 1st, 2019, Sri Lanka authorities will roll out a free Sri Lanka visa period for visitors.As a result, free visa entry will be granted to EU citizens, US citizens, UK citizens and citizens of other countries.  What does this entail? Thirty-nine countries are now on the visa-on-arrival...

Best sunscreen for you and the world

Did you know that chemicals within sunscreen and personal health products are leading causes of the destruction of coral reefs? They can cause bleaching, coral DNA damage, abnormal skeletal growths, and deformities of baby coral. On average 14,000 tons of sunscreen slide off of humans and onto the...

Study and Service: Improve your GPA and make an impact

Kaya Study and Service projects give you the perfect balance of in-class and hands-on learning. While studying you can choose a volunteer or internship project to complement your learning. This will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and make an impact in the communities and...

Should we support Comic Relief?

This week UK Labour MP David Lammy criticised Comic Relief after they released photographs for the 2019 campaign. The criticism was for using Stacey Dooley and other celebrities to reinforce white saviour attitudes and promote poverty tourism. But what does this all mean, and what are the right...

Volunteer like Harry and Meghan in Morocco

This week has seen Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Morocco in order to highlight education and women’s rights in the country. As the Duke and Dutchess touch down in Rabat, we look at the work they are highlighting and why it is important to the people of Morocco. Visiting a school in Rabat,...

Don’t miss out on a FREE 3-day safari!

If you sign up for either our Equine Therapy Volunteering in Cape Town or our South African Support for the recovery of Children, you will receive a FREE 3-day safari with all 4-week bookings made now for dates of travel between the 1st of March and the 1st of June 2019 on these two projects....

Mental Health and Travel

Travelling can open up a world of adventure. Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and seeing new places can be exhilarating. But if you’re an inexperienced traveller, even the thought of the airport might raise your heartbeat. And if you live with mental health issues this could be...