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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 3 Conservation and Environmental Science Programs for Travel in 2021

It’s tough to know where you can travel responsibly in 2021 with reduced risk to you and the local communities. But an environmental program offers one of the best options to stay away from the crowds and make a positive impact! We’ve compiled a list of our top 3 Conservation and...

Top 3 International Business and Social Enterprise Programs for Travel in 2021

Are you interested in gaining relevant experience in fields such as International Business, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise, Microfinance and more? Does traveling “off-the-beaten-path,” learning more about the world and gaining perspective excite you? We’ve compiled a list of...

Top 3 Teaching and Education Programs for Travel in 2021

Are you searching for a way to grow your skills as a teacher, experience another culture on a deeper level, and contribute to community-led development efforts at the same time? Well, if you’re looking to gain experience in Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, and more, you’re...

Top 3 Wildlife Conservation Programs for Travel in 2021

Looking to gain experience in the fields of Animal Science, Wildlife Conservation or Marine Biology? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a short list of our top 3 Wildlife Conservation programs available for responsible travel in 2021. But don’t worry, we have many more where...

Can I volunteer abroad in 2021?

With Covid restrictions making it difficult to travel, and concerns about spreading the infection further in vulnerable locations, responsible travelers are asking questions about when they should return to their travels?​ The good news is that there are now responsible ways that you can...

Wildlife Conservation Project adds Cheetahs

A Brief Look at Cheetah Conservation Cheetahs are currently listed as “vulnerable.” This is due to the stress of climate change, habitat loss, and hunting. Therefore this puts pressure on the cheetah population, reproduction, and genetic diversity. With limited diversity, it makes it even more...

FREE Webinars for Students and Professionals

To provide students and academic professionals with a greater understanding of the virtual and in-person placements offered by Kaya, we’re hosting a series of short, free webinars on various topics of interest. Interested in virtual internships but not sure how they work? Looking to travel as soon...

5 Reasons Why Volunteer in Jamaica

“We Jah people can make it work.” An encouraging quote from the legendary reggae icon from Jamaica, Bob Marley whose words continue to resonate to us even at present times. Why Volunteer in Jamaica? Read our 5 reasons! The world may be facing a very challenging phase right now with the global...

Ecuador travel regulations update

​Ecuador’s borders have reopened for business back mid-August now, and Ecuador has been letting international visitors from all nations in the country since. With the opening of our Wildlife Conservation Project in Ecuador early October, here are few Ecuador Travel Regulations updates you should...

How will a gap year benefit me? Testimonials from around the world.

As you are starting to think about a gap year, researching it, and weighing your options, many questions are probably coming to mind. Some of which may be: Who should take a gap year? Why gap year is good? How long can a gap year last? How to spend your gap year? Where to do a gap year? When to do...

Jamaica travel regulations update

Jamaican travel regulations have seen a few changes since the country’s borders have reopened to visitors mid-June.  As we are getting ready to open up a special community volunteering program in Jamaica at the end of September, we would like to give you a full Jamaica travel regulations update to...

Project Reopening – How is Kaya responding to COVID-19

Since early in 2020, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic and its developments. As we consider the next steps in the return to travel, the health and safety of our travelers and our local communities remain central to our planning. As our projects look to us for help in...

Volontariato internazionale

Vuoi viaggiare, scoprire le bellezze di un’altro paese, immergerti in una cultura nuova e diversa, e fare amicizia con le persone del luogo e allo stesso tempo fare la differenza?Fare volontariato durante un viaggio all’estero non è solo il modo perfetto per scoprire una cultura diversa, ma è...

Passport and Visa – how to prepare for traveling abroad

How to prepare for traveling abroad – Passport and visa process questions answered! Getting ready for a volunteer trip abroad can be both an exciting and daunting experience especially for the inexperienced traveler. Whilst setting your itinerary or packing your goods can be such a thrill,...

Kaya Signatory to the Future of Tourism

Kaya Responsible Travel is proud to announce that Kaya is now a signatory to the Future of Tourism’s guiding principles! Indeed, the principles have been put forth by the newly formed coalition outlining a bold vision for the future of tourism. Including, one that retains the integrity of...

Bénévolat à l’étranger

Voyager en faisant du Bénévolat à l’étranger! Vous désirez voyager, découvrir un autre pays, une autre culture, et créer des liens, mais vous voulez un minimum d’encadrement, tout en donnant un sens à votre expérience? Se rendre utile pendant vos vacances et découvrir un autre pays et une autre...

Are Virtual Internships worth it? Feedback from Kaya participants

With travel restrictions still firmly in place, this summer has seen students adapt and seek out alternatives for their global experiences, with many taking up online internships abroad. But what are virtual internships, what is involved, and are they worth it?​ At Kaya we worked with our project...

Award Finalist New Program Volunteer

We are pleased to announce that one of Kaya’s project has been nominated as one of GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalist for Innovative New Program in 2020. Indeed, our Enchanted Forest Art Therapy Placement in Belize has been shortlisted as an Award Finalist New program Volunteer, and the GoAbroad...