Kaya is a responsible travel programme provider focused on promoting sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empowering communities and cultivating educated, compassionate global citizens. Based in 30+ countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, we offer ethical, well-supported volunteer, internship and study and service placements on community-led, grassroots projects throughout the year. Kaya welcomes gap year travelers, students and individuals of all ages, and we expertly match each unique participant to projects that suit their skills, interests and needs! Join us on a gap year abroad to experience travel and cultural exchange that has a real, positive impact. We look forward to getting to know you!

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What makes your company different from similar gap year providers?

Kaya's mission means that we consider ethical, environmental and cultural concerns in order to ensure that all of our projects are sustainable, and ultimately, beneficial for local community-members. The projects we support are small, grassroots, community-led, and genuinely appreciate the help of our volunteers and interns. Kaya participants benefit as well, growing in global knowledge and gaining real-world experience. Book with us to immerse yourself in your country, region and field of choice, and to make a difference whilst doing so!

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How many people do you take on your gap years each year?

About 500 people a year choose to travel with Kaya Responsible Travel, a great help to our community partners on the ground!

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Why are you a good company to travel or work with?

Kaya’s trips abroad combine immersion, adventure and support. We’re here for you so you can travel off the beaten path, contribute to your chosen project and explore a region in Africa, Asia or Latin America - knowing that you’re backed by expert, 24/hour support! We’re there for you before you depart and after you return.