Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Internships That Make A Difference

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 57

This poster explores how students are becoming more globally-aware and socially conscious in a marketplace which blends business and philanthropy and creates a need for opportunities in unique locations and in diverse fields.

Ariel Stickles

University Relations and Customized Group Programs
Kaya Responsible Travel
Northampton, MA

Ariel Sitckles is the University Relations and Customized Group Programs Coordinator for Kaya Responsible Travel; a sustainable and ethical provider of internships, service learning and study abroad programs in non-traditional destinations. She received her B.A. from UMass Amherst in Peace, Violence and Human Rights and Spanish Language. After graduation she moved to Australia and worked with a third party provider, before leading a programs in Nepal, Costa Rica and Thailand. With Kaya she focuses on providing exceptional service for universities and individuals.

Heilwig Jones

Director
Kaya Responsible Travel
Northampton, MA

Heilwig Jones is the Founder and Director of Kaya Responsible Travel and has been involved with service abroad since the Asian Tsunami relief effort in 2004. Passionate about conservation and international development, she presents in international education and adventure travel forums across North America and Europe on the virtues of volunteering and service learning as a route to mutual learning, resume development, skills and capacity building and developing educated, compassionate global citizens. Kaya continues to lead the field in its ethical approaches to working in development.