Since 1983 Rustic Pathways has been operating intentionally designed, transformative student-travel programs with impact at the core of the experience.
New in 2023 – Limited programs in France, Italy, and South Korea – plus, elephant conservation!
See the Real Costa Rica
Why Rustic Pathways?
For 38 years, Rustic Pathways has been helping foster the next generation of changemakers. Students return from their travels transformed into global citizens.
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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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."
Morgan 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.”