Kaya Responsible Travel Programs for Summer 2021


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, South Africa, Swaziland, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jamaica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Quarter, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    There is still time to book a summer program and travel responsibly in 2021. 

    Kaya offers opportunities in 10 countries across Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa where you can join projects that are making a difference in local communities and for the environment. 

    Travel with a purpose to our structured and supported project site where you can learn about important issues affecting the local area and immerse in local culture.

    Summer 2021 programs are available in the following locations:

    • Belize: Live on a paradise island and learn about marine conservation 
    • Costa Rica: Work on community initiatives on the Pacific coast
    • Morocco: Support child education in Rabat
    • Jamaica: Learn about Jamaican Culture while supporting community projects
    • Zambia: Sports, gender empowerment and teaching projects near Victoria Falls 
    • Zimbabwe: Work with African wildlife conservation projects 
    • Eswatini (former Swaziland): Sports and building initiatives with community schools  
    • South Africa: African wildlife conservation programs, including photography initiatives 
    • Ecuador: Environmental work in Amazon rainforest and on the coast 
    • USA: A US-based historical restoration program where you work in a Ghost town!

    Join us in these locations throughout the summer - speak with a Kaya team member to find out which program is right for you.

    Cost and Session Information


    2-12 weeks, depending on location. Most programs have fleixble start and end dates


    from $1696 for 2 weeks


    age 16+ (some locations are 18+)

    Program activities:

    Alongside your volunteer work, you will engage in a cultural program to help you learn about your destination, reflect on your experiences and experience the local area. During Covid we will not be using host families and all our locations will provide group accommodation and most meals. 

    Working hours:

    Hours vary but Monday – Friday in all locations, some weekend work on conservation projects

    Project availability:

    Projects are available in summer 2021 with rolling start dates for most locations. Kaya advisors will help you identify country entry requirements through Covid to ensure you can travel to your destination.

    Covid Considerations:

    Only projects where we can put Covid-safe protocols in place for our participants, staff and our communities have been offered for summer 2021. We will outline these procedures for your location before you commit to your program, so you can be sure to be a safe and responsible traveler.

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