Study Online from Another Country

Pursue your online classes from another country. Choose between Ecuador or Jamaica. More information below.

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Study Online From Another Country

Do you ever wonder: Can I study online from another country?

During this global pandemic, with colleges and universities taking a lot of their classes online, it can be really tough to stay motivated as you study from home. Finding an option that can provide more social interaction and a different learning environment, while staying safe and responsible in the pandemic is a challenge. But Kaya now has a solution! Join a pod of students who are also taking online classes, while living together and studying online from another country.

This program option gives students maximum flexibility, with the opportunity to continue attending their online classes while living overseas. Our supported communal houses in Ecuador and Jamaica provide the space to study, hang out with other students and learn a little about the host country, to gain a global perspective. Indeed, you will also have the opportunity to add on language classes, service-learning or career exploration placements in a variety of fields depending on the location you choose. 

This unique program allows you to continue your home studies and still get away – with 1-month blocks throughout 2021. Join a study pod in Ecuador or Jamaica today!

Destination Options

Study Online from Another Country Ecuador

OPTION 1
Study Online from Ecuador

Ecuador boasts a multitude of contrasting landscapes. Indeed, in just one day, you can travel from black water lagoons of the Amazon basin, across glaciated Andean volcanoes, through dense tree canopies in the cloud forest to arrive at the Pacific coast.

Quito is a city of approximately 3 million people. Due to the expansion of the urban areas, the landscape has drastically changed and expanded.

Quito was declared a UNECSO world Heritage centre in 1978, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andean mountains and its active volcanos. During your downtime, you will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant capital City of Quito with its museums, art scene and and many interesting places such as its colonial centre and stunning 16th-century cathedral. Located high up in the Andes, you are sure to have an astonishing view and easy access to the cloud-forest and Amazon jungle just a couple of hours away.

Your “home away from home” is located in a parish just outside of Quito and only a few steps away from the “Middle of the World”. You will have to spend your first 10 days in quarantine at the house to protect yourself and others. Just before the quarantine is completed, you will be required to undertake another PCR test, so you can go and explore the city and your surroundings.

The house is comfortable and known to be environmentally friendly with a beautiful garden and plenty of space to relax and a reliable Wi-Fi connection to follow your online classes. You will also have access to the jacuzzi onsite and a small garden where you can enjoy locally grown figs, apples, lemons, grapes and avocados (depending on what is in season).

Once you are free to roam, be sure to hop aboard the sky tram up to Pichincha volcano for spectacular views over the mountainous landscape.
You will also have plenty of opportunities to taste some of the most authentic Ecuadorian food. If you’re still unsure about Ecuador or what to do in your spare time while there, read our blog: ‘An Ultimate Bucket List for those visiting Ecuador’.

Study Online from Jamaica

OPTION 2: 
Study Online from Jamaica

Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea and known as the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica is known as the birthplace of reggae artist, Bob Marley and many of the world’s fastest sprinters! It has a lot to offer from Blue Mountain coffee, majestic waterfalls, beautiful beaches, jerk dishes, amongst many other things. 

The accommodation in Jamaica is nestled atop the picturesque hill of Smokeyvale, with breathtaking sceneries of the Blue Mountains to the East, and a spectacular view of Kingston to the South. Everywhere you turn are towering fruit trees, cool breezes and panoramic mountains. There are many walks to take around the property. And the peaceful surroundings and tranquil atmosphere provide the perfect setting for studying, meditating, exercising, and a chance to connect with nature.

The house offers enough communal areas to catch up with any other peers that may be onsite at the same time as you or find some solitude to follow your online classes.

During the first two weeks, you will remain on-site for a quarantine to ensure your safety and the safety of the community, with live-in staff and plenty of time to enjoy the Jamaican sun. The beautiful and spacious mansion-house has plenty of outdoor space, including a basketball court, a comfortable living room and a dining area where you will be served meals. Breakfasts and dinners will be cooked on-site during your stay. For lunches, staff will take orders from participants to purchase either take-out orders or groceries for participants to make their own lunch. Lunch will be at the participant’s own cost or we can add a stipend to cover a weekly lunch allowance. After quarantine, you may choose to visit the local supermarket to buy groceries or enjoy eating at one of the many delicious local cafés and restaurants closeby. Your weekend can be full of exciting activities to do including the world-famous Portland Blue Lagoon, the Bob Marley museum, or a swim in the crystal clear waters of Kingston’s premier beach of Fort Clarence. And for more reasons to visit Jamaica, read our top reasons on this blog!

 

Program Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Virtual Ecuador orientation with our country site-director
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Meals – Breakfast and dinner are included
  • COVID-19 Test on arrival
  • 1 full-day excursion
  • 2 half-day cultural excursions
  • 24-hour support and suggestions on things to do during your downtime

 

Students can:

  • Add on a minimum of 5 hours per week of Spanish classes with local credits from Universidad de Cuenca ($100 USD per week)
  • Add on another half-day excursion ($35 USD)
  • Add on another full day excursion ($70 USD)
  • Add on virtual volunteering or virtual internship at a local organization ($330 USD for 4-weeks)

 

Program fees: US $2901 (UK £1859) for 4 weeks without any add-ons

US $2008 (UK £1286) for an additional 4 weeks without any add-ons

Monthly dates available

Program Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Jamaica orientation with our country site-director
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Meals – Breakfast and dinner are included
  • Jamaican Dance Class and Cooking Class
  • Jamaican Culture and History Class 
  • Jamaican Night
  • 24-hour support and suggestions on things to do during your downtime

 

Students can:

  • Add on virtual volunteering or in-person experience internship at a local organization (price depends on the field of interest. Inquire to your Kaya advisor for more details)
  • Add on weekend excursions (fees depends on excursion type)

 

 

Program fees: US $3565 (UK £2284) for 4 weeks without any add-ons

US $3515 (UK £2252) for an additional 4 weeks without any add-ons

Monthly dates available

Studying Online from Another Country Benefits:

  • Experience a new culture and get a new perspective on life
  • Shake up their current home environment and gain a new-found self-confidence by doing something outside the box
  • Meet new friends as you explore your new foreign environment
  • Getaway during this stressful time and do something different