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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.

Testimonial Blog on Ecuador Whale and Marine Program

Wondering what traveling during COVID might be like? Here is a testimonial blog on Ecuador Whale and Marine Program written by our participant Emma Edges. Emma was in Ecuador for 5 weeks starting from the end of May 2021, so she had to travel during the pandemic and experience the 10-day...

Study Abroad in Environmental Science

Have you ever wanted to study abroad in Environmental Science? Well, why not study at a local university in Cuenca, Ecuador and intern at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center deep in the Amazon rainforest? Why Ecuador is the Ideal Place to Study Abroad in Environmental Science Study abroad...

Study Abroad in Latin America

Study abroad in Latin America and experience Ecuador to the fullest! Kaya’s program combines a semester of study at the Universidad de Cuenca with an immersive internship rooted in local community engagement, a homestay, and a Spanish language course! This is the perfect opportunity for...

Kaya’s Fundraiser for Urgent Oxygen Production in Nepal

Nepal’s COVID-19 cases has reached over 680 thousands for the entire country counting around 30 million people. The lack of liquid oxygen in Nepal has been a huge issue during the second wave of infection and could be more catastrophic in the event of a third wave. Help Kaya fundraise for...

What to Do on a Gap Year

If you’re wondering what to do on a gap year, why not learn how to make authentic Thai food, dance “Genna Bounce” in Jamaica, or care for capybaras in the Ecuadorian Amazon? If you’re ready for an adventure, read on! Not Sure What to Do on a Gap Year? In our humble opinion,...

Pronouns and Inclusivity

Why have people started sharing their pronouns? You may have noticed, more and more, that people have started to share their pronouns in their email communications, in their introductions and even in conversation. But what is this all about and what is it trying to achieve? An effort to be more...

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...

Mayday Promo 2021

Mayday Promos not to miss! If you’re thinking about joining us on one of our volunteer abroad projects, internships abroad or study abroad programs then we have some exciting news to share with you… We’ve added 2 new Mayday Promos for you to take advantage of! For all paid applications submitted...

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...