Whether through service learning or an academic trip, and international experience is a great way of not only seeing the world, but also to learn self-expression, develop confidence and perhaps even give insight into future career aspirations. So let us help your students take a leap into the world.
With over 30 countries to choose from, we have a wealth of local knowledge to assist with your academic trip.
We love customizing groups that would be a good fit for a younger crowd, often with the goal of helping to develop self-confidence or to foster insight into budding interests or future career aspirations. Of course, a trip abroad at this stage is bound to provide a well of inspiration for future studies, professions and travel.
Whatever your dreams are, we would love to work with you to help design and implement the ideal program for your particular group of students.
Alternative Winter Breaks or Spring Breaks are a great way for students to grow through service learning. Students will build their cultural awareness, share in a team experience, and explore their passions. All of our service learning projects are focused around locally-led and capacity building initiatives, meaning your work will make a lasting impact for the community!
Open up the world to your classroom with a virtual program! This is great for travel limitations, incorporating international programming into a syllabus, or to encourage cross-cultural connections from home. From workshops, to guest lectures, to semester projects, we are happy to work with you to create a great program!
Why should you trust Kaya with your under 18 group program?
We design adventures that help empower the communities we work with, while also cultivating educated, compassionate global citizens. Our core mission informs and guides all of our programming. We combine careful planning, a wealth of knowledge, and off-the-beaten-path destinations to create one-of-a-kind experiences. We believe in pushing boundaries. We also believe in win-win scenarios in which our students and our partners on the ground both benefit, grow and learn.
This is the leading goal of Kaya. From our program selection, to our health considerations, to our budget and everything in between, if it is not responsible then it is not done. Rest assured that by choosing Kaya you will be benefiting all parties involved.
Active Cultural Engagement
At Kaya, we combine cultural and academic immersion for maximum impact. Our commitment to genuine cross-cultural exchange extends to all of our customized programs, whether service-based, academic, tour-based, or a combination.
An international experience shouldn’t be based on a uniform template. Therefore we customize all itineraries and have consistent communication when developing your program.
Safety and Liability
This is of the utmost important to us. We are guided by the US State Department, local government regulations, Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and your institution guidelines. All group programs are covered by a $5 million liability insurance.
On-Site Program Coordinator
All group programs include an On-site Program Coordinator (OPC). OPCs will join the program from start to finish and are thoroughly vetted and trained to lead groups and navigate emergency situations.
Everyone on our team has been influenced by cultural exchanges in some way or another, and this passion feeds into every trip we do!
“I went there to teach, but in the end, I was the one who learned something. I used to see service as a duty. A duty to help those less fortunate than I was. This experience taught me humility – a humbleness that no matter how old you are, no matter what kind of education you’ve received, you can always learn something from someone else.”
Mohammed | Texas A&M
Emily | Study Abroad Office, NE
What's the Process? How Do I Start a Group Program?
Whether you have a full itinerary or just an exciting idea, we will work with you where you are. Contact us below.
After you inquire, we will reach out to discuss your learning objectives and vision.
Proposal & Review
We will then take our conversation and turn it into a proposed itinerary and quote for you to review. From here we work with you to fine-tune it.
We will support you through your approval process with any necessary paperwork or assessments your institution requires.
We will work with you to assist in recruitment and group support pre-departure, including a pre-departure presentation.
With 24/7 support on the ground, you are ready to explore. We can’t wait to hear all about the impact of your trip!