While nothing can replace the in-person experience, we understand that travel isn’t always possible for a number of reasons. Kaya remote experiences make travel accessible, support your campus internationalization, and develop compassionate, educated global citizens.
Kaya’s approach means that we consider the ethical and cultural concerns of what a “responsible remote opportunity” means. We only offer remote opportunities where our local partners and their communities are eager to engage with schools and universities remotely and that will be mutually beneficial for all parties involved. Together we identify opportunities in each location that have the connectivity and support necessary for the remote offering.
Choose from our menu of engaging remote international opportunities, but don’t let us limit your thinking! We can customize programs that will meet your academic and extracurricular needs.
Dive into the local expertise
Remote cultural workshops led by our In-country Directors are an engaging alternative to the cultural activities you might do with locals when visiting their country. Cultural workshops are excellent opportunities to bring the world into the classroom for faculty members who would like to supplement their academic coursework with perspectives from locals. Choose from set topics such as gastronomy, modern culture, and relationships, or we can customize workshops to meet your interests.
We can set up virtual site visits with local organizations, schools, environmental research centers, fair-trade businesses, and social enterprises. Within our lens of community development and sustainability, we can coordinate interviews and virtual walkthroughs to meet your course learning objectives.
GUEST SPEAKERS AND LECTURERS
With Kaya’s in-country presence, we have a wide network of local experts and community leaders across NGOs, human rights and social justice, conservation and environmental studies, healthcare and more. If there are themed topics or other academic areas that you would like to explore in Kaya’s locations, we can provide samples upon request. Consider comparative virtual lectures from experts in different countries!
Bring hands-on cultural experience to class
INTERNATIONAL BUDDY CHATS
Our network of university-aged local buddies around the world are eager to connect with your students for language or cultural exchange! Local buddies will meet with students virtually to chat informally about their lives and culture. Kaya can provide topics and prompts for discussion. Local buddies are available in Morocco, South Africa, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Belize, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.
FIELD PROJECTS OR RESEARCH FOR GROUPS
With the remote engagement of students on capacity-building projects and remote research, Kaya’s community partners around the globe can continue to push forward their great initiatives tackling social or environmental issues. Virtual project-based learning and remote research are excellent ways to connect theory to practice, and all while supporting a worthy cause!
Kaya can help you meet your learning goals and objectives remotely for a customized virtual faculty-led program. The process begins with a consultation for us to better understand your desired outcomes. Together we will discuss possible opportunities that could be a good fit and Kaya will develop a proposal with suggested activities and costs. You can mix and match from our menu of activities such as virtual cultural workshops, online buddy chats, remote guest speakers, remote site visits, online research, remote field projects, remote internships abroad, and more!
Bridge the Gap with GAP Programming
As more graduating high school seniors reconsider starting their college career straight away and current university students weigh their academic options, Kaya is here to help you consider remote Gap Year or Gap Semester programming that will help you convert and retain students at your institution. Kaya can work together with multiple departments such as the Global Office, First Year Experience, and Admissions to develop Gap programming under your university brand with the aim of keeping students engaged and in the pipeline for future enrollment.
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LAURA SMITH University Relations and Customized Groups Manager
EMILY TONG University Relations & Customized Group Coordinator
Contact us to start the conversation! Half formed ideas are welcomed, and don’t be shy – we love the challenge and creativity of wild and wonderful requests!