Since 1983 Rustic Pathways has been thoughtfully operating transformative student-travel programs with impact at the core of the experience.
Our Motto: Work hard. Give back. Repeat.
Why Rustic Pathways?
To ensure that our more than 10,000 annual student travelers return home safely from their #sorustic journey, we have created industry leading protocols, trainings, and processes that touch every aspect of your family's experience.
Our intentional program design creates a powerful relationship between the student travelers and the community partners that they work with during their time abroad. Real people creating cross-cultural bonds to positively impact each other and the world around them.
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Service buff, adventure seeker, or something in between, with 100+ programs to discover—search based on your interests.
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Spring Break and Summer programs for students aged 12-22. Look at programs tailored to your age.
Zachary Rosenthal | Ohio | Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica
"Rafting, rappelling, and surfing all kept my blood pumping with exhilaration while community service kept my heart beating with compassion. They say you've never lived until you do something for someone who could never repay you, and well, they were right."
Mogran Zee | Hong Kong | Hill Tribe Service and Elephant Conservation
“Not only did I learn more about our global community by immersing myself in this different culture, but I also developed lifelong relationships with people from across the globe. Whether I was carrying water in the villages, playing with the local children, or building the school, there was always something to learn. It was great to be surrounded by such passionate and motivated individuals.”
Kimberly White, Lark's mom | Virginia | Sun, Sand, and International Service in Fiji
"From beginning to end, the experience was professional, efficient, exciting and fulfilling. Having never traveled such a distance before, Lark might have had justifiable anxiety. However, the information Rustic provided along with the support parents received, allayed any fears we might have had."