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 compiled a list of our top 3 programs in Global Studies and Human Rights for travel in 2021!

Travel in 2021 - Fair Trade

Fair Trade in Ecuador

Do you love chocolate? Fair trade? Social empowerment? Cultural preservation? Well, you’re in luck! Travel to Ecuador and join a Fair Trade internship in the Mindo Cloud Forest for a unique chocolate-related project. Focus on sustainable economic development and heritage conservation while you work with indigenous farming families.

On this project, a women’s association provides educational resources to local farmers and generates income to support the community.

Bonus: The chocolate is vegan and sustainable (and delicious)! But really, this is an amazing opportunity for students interested in International Development, Global Studies or a related field.

Travel in 2021 - South Africa

Human Rights Advocacy in South Africa

Did you know that South Africa receives a huge number of refugees and asylum-seekers? And that it’s committed to building a human rights-based society? For these reasons and many more, South Africa is an ideal location to gain an understanding of human rights violations, challenges and potential solutions.

On this project, gain context and experience in fields such as Human Rights and Law. Help protect and promote the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers in Cape Town by promoting their access to the courts and justice systems.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, learn more and inquire! 

Travel in 2021 - Chiang Mai

NGO Development in Thailand

Enhance your knowledge of the international development sphere while using your own skills and experience to forward sustainable social and economic development initiatives in education, care for the elderly, children’s rights and public health. These projects need strong writers as well, so if you’re looking to gain experience in marketing and content-creation, this could be a great placement for you.

Chiang Mai is an incredible place to visit, so not only will you get to work within an NGO tackling social issues, you’ll also be able to view your work in the context of Thai culture and experience all that this unique location has to offer.

Ready to take the leap?


Want More Than the Top 3?

Well what about LGBTQ+ NGO Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand? Or Human Rights and NGO Management in Morocco?

To help you plan, we’ve put together a full list of program options for 2021 here. As you’ll see, there are a range of internships and service-learning placements available in the world of Global Studies, Human Rights and more.

If you would like to know more about our Covid-19 safety protocols, you can also find out more about that here. Last, but not least, remember that our Placement Advisors are standing by, so if you feel overwhelmed by travel in 2021, have no fear!

Travel in 2021 - International Development
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