Our exceptional staff members are the backbone of our organization. Their incredibly diverse backgrounds provide us with a profound understanding of the destinations we visit and offer our students truly unique experiences. The faces you see on the following pages (along with many others!) ensure our students have fun, empowering, and safe experiences while they travel, learn, and grow.
Rustic Pathways spans the globe! Most of our staff members are based outside the United States. While the cultural traditions and accents of our staff vary from country to country, the shared values that define Rustic Pathways and make us exceptional extend across all borders. We build leadership teams that pair international staff members with local employees, resulting in diverse teams that blend an understanding of our students and their needs with deep local knowledge.
Our Program Leaders come with backgrounds in teaching, experiential education, psychology, wilderness training, river rafting, international development, and other outdoor and educational fields. Each year, we hold in-country training sessions for both new and returning staff, to uphold our standards in safety, student learning, community service, and the overall student experience. Our Program Leaders are incredible role models for our students and most importantly, they are all dedicated to creating the best possible experiences for our students.
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