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What to expect in Kenya

With 40 national parks and reserves scattered around the country, Kenya features almost every landscape and activity that you can imagine and it will suit any type of traveler’s palette.

Undeniably, safaris are the core of tourism in Kenya, but you might also venture in deeper and discover the Maasai, a semi-nomadic tribe known for its color-filled adornments. Nairobi is a great city to explore, with its bustling nightlife and unique vibes. For those who love nature, a visit to the Great Rift Valley is a must. And for those who enjoy relaxing at the beach, Kenya’s coastal area covers almost 80,000 square kilometers and remains sun-filled during most of the year!

Where do we operate programs in Kenya

What type of programs can you do in Kenya

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN KENYA

The first thing that might pop to mind when thinking of Kenya are lions, zebras and leopards. However, this vast country has much more to offer.

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Our Kenya Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Teaching Assistant Volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya

You will be placed in a local school in the community, assisting students and staff with English and other subjects through tasks that allow practice and creativity. Most children in rural areas in Kenya rarely have the chance to practice English outside of the school setting, despite the language being one of the official languages of Kenya.

Teaching Assistant Volunteer in Nakuru, Kenya

You will be placed in a local school in the community, assisting students and staff with English and other subjects through tasks that allow practice and creativity. Most children in rural areas in Kenya rarely have the chance to practice English outside of the school setting, despite the language being one of the official languages of Kenya. Interacting and speaking English with them can benefit their learning and increase their confidence with the language. You are welcome to provide new ideas that promote an exchange of cultures and conversations between you, fellow participants, staff and students. Volunteers are encouraged to arrange activities for your classes in an informal way, incor

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN KENYA

In your spare time in Kenya, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Go on Safari: Kenya is renowned for its wildlife and vast savannahs. Take a safari in popular national parks like Maasai Mara, Amboseli, or Tsavo to witness the incredible diversity of African wildlife, including the famous Big Five.
  • Experience Maasai Culture: Engage with the Maasai people and learn about their rich cultural traditions and customs. You can visit Maasai villages and experience traditional dances and rituals.
  • Trek Mount Kenya: If you enjoy outdoor adventures, consider trekking Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. There are various routes suitable for different hiking levels.
  • Try Kenyan Cuisine: Sample local dishes like nyama choma (grilled meat), ugali (maize porridge), and chapati, as well as exotic fruits and refreshing juices.

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I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

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Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

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I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

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Kenya FAQs

How to Apply for a Kenya Visa?

The application for a Kenyan visa can be done online through the eVisa system or submitted through the Kenyan embassy or consulate in your country. You must provide personal information, passport details, travel plans, proof of funds, and other relevant documents. Once all the information has been provided, you can pay the visa fee and apply.

Suppose you’re going to Kenya through a World Endeavors program. In that case, our advisors will provide you with all the details on visa requirements, documents you should prepare, and everything else you need to apply for a Kenyan visa smoothly.

Is Kenya Safe for Tourists?

Kenya is generally considered safe for tourists. It’s a popular travel destination known for its wildlife, landscapes, and cultural experiences. However, as with any travel destination, taking certain precautions is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

How Many Tribes Are There in Kenya?

Kenya is known for being one of the most diverse nations in the world. Although only 42 tribes are officially recognized in Kenya, they have over 150 ethnic groups.

What Should You Wear in Kenya?

Due to Kenya’s hot and humid climate, lightweight, breathable fabric such as cotton and linen is ideal for clothing. Shorts, skirts, and t-shirts are some of the best options for men and women, as well as hats and sunglasses for protection against the sun. Additionally, it is essential to be aware of religious customs and dress modestly when visiting sacred sites.

Where is Kenya?

Kenya is located in East Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean to the southeast and several countries to the north, west, and south. It shares its borders with Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, South Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west, and Tanzania to the south. The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.

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How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!