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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.

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Water Pollution

This is the fifth instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build global a community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet. Today,...

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Environmental Education

Welcome to the fourth instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Protection of Endangered Species

Welcome to the third instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Green Building

Welcome to the second instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build a global community, fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet....

Earth Day Focus and Competition: Rainforest Protection

Welcome to the first instalment of our week-long competition in collaboration with Incognito Bug Spray to celebrate Earth Day 2017! Earth Day is on the 22nd of April (this Saturday!) and campaigns to build global a community fluent in concepts of climate change and its threat to our planet. Today,...

Why volunteering can be a good option when traveling solo?

Are you dreaming of seeing the world but you are single and your friends are not as adventurous as you are? Traveling solo can be daunting for people. Some may think it’s too risky, and that it makes you that much more vulnerable. While others may think it’s unpleasant and depressing to experience...

Kaya Responsible Travel nominated Top Eco-Travelling Enthusiasts of 2017!

  Kaya Responsible travel has been selected as one of the Top Eco-Travelling enthusiast of 2017 in the ‘Sustainable Voluntourism’ category. How Fantastic! In this day and age, we believe it is becoming more important for volunteers to be as green as they can be. For instance, we provide...

Why let my teenager volunteer abroad?

With over 1.6 million international volunteers each year, it will be no surprise that the “doing good travel bug” is affecting all generations, including teenagers. You may have heard about volunteering abroad through the school network, the internet or even from an acquaintance whose child went....

What’s so important about volunteering on an environmental conservation project?

Working on environmental conservation projects in the great outdoors is a great option for volunteers to help preserve and protect the world’s green spaces. What are Environmental Conservation projects all about? There are incredible terrains to explore in Latin America, Asia-Pacific or Africa...

International Women’s Day with Kaya Responsible Travel

So this year, the campaign for International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March 2017, is called #BeBoldForChange. At Kaya, we think that what better way to accomplish this than to volunteer on one of our women’s empowerment projects? You could help ‘forge a better working world’ whether...

Better Education Around The World

As many children celebrated World Book Day yesterday, we want to address the importance of education in the developing world. The sad reality of visiting a developing country is that you will encounter begging children in the streets. Many travellers are unsure of how to respond. Out of guilt,...

Ethics of Elephant Riding in Thailand

When thinking about Thailand, elephants are one of the iconic images we think of, and travellers look forward to the chance of meeting, and maybe touching an elephant in real life. But what should travellers be aware of when they plan to see elephants in Thailand. Kaya site Director, David Jackson...

Sony Blogger Visits Kaya’s Sri Lanka Turtle Project

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Sony competition, Sabbir Siddat, is back from his trip to Sri Lanka and Sony Blogger, Christoffer Collin, has published some fantastic pictures of his experience via his Instagram account.  He’s tagged Kaya in each photo so you’ll know which ones...

Why should I pay to intern abroad?

Internship abroad placements often have a cost associated with them. One might ask: “Why should I pay to intern abroad?” Especially if your friends have internships where they are being paid a stipend or minimum wage. Well, we have answers for you! First and foremost, your internship abroad...

Funding Your Study Abroad

Studying abroad sounds appealing but many students won’t follow through with it because they think it is cost-prohibitive. The reality is that, with some planning, there are a study abroad opportunity for everyone out there! Indeed, there are many resources that are worth checking before throwing...