Kaya Responsible Travel

About Kaya Responsible Travel

At Kaya, we promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities, and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens. Based in 30+ countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas, we offer ethical, well-supported programs of various lengths with rolling start dates. Programming options include virtual and in-person internships, volunteer placements, study abroad programs and gap years.

Kaya's programs do have fees associated with them, all of which are listed on our website. In-person placement fees include accommodations, meals, etc.; for virtual internships, added benefits include cultural components like weekly Cultural Workshops, Buddy Chats and more!

We connect students to internships in the following academic areas:

Animal Sciences and Wildlife - including Vet, Pre-Vet, Animal Studies and Conservation, Marine Science and Ecology/Zoology.

Business, Media and Communications - including Management and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations and Finance.

Computer Sciences and Information Technology (IT) and Communication - including Computer Literacy, Marketing and Social Media, and Graphic Design.

Creative Arts - including Architecture, Filming, Photography, Performing Arts, Fashion Designs and Management as well as Graphic Design.

Education - including Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education, Special Needs, and Sports Coaching.

Engineering - including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and General Engineering and Building.

Environmental Sciences & Conservation - including Marine Conservation, Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Conservation.

Health and Well-Being - including Public Health, Health Awareness, Health Education, General Medicine Clinic-Based or Hospital-Based, Nursing, Midwifery and Women’s Health, Therapy, Nutrition, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Speech Pathology.

International Development and Sustainability - including International Studies, International Development, Economics and Sustainability.

Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, and Sports Development - including Sports Coaching and Athletic Training.

Social and Behavioral Sciences and Culture - including Social Work, Social Justice and Human Rights, Gender Studies, and LGBTQ Issues.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security - including Agriculture, Permaculture, Agroforestry and Agrotourism.


Non profit organization intern

September 2021 Rexburg, ID
“I liked that it was remote and flexible with my schedule. I also loved the culture workshops and flexibility to bring new ideas to the table. ”

Speech Therapy Volunteer

July 2019 - August 2019 Cusco, Cusco Región
“The country of Peru is absolutely beautiful and there is so much history wherever you go. Ancient Incan ruins are around every corner and the locals are very eager to show you them. The special education school I worked at had a great environment and I learned so much.”
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