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Alumni Association

Alumni Association

Welcome to the Rustic Pathways Alumni Association! Traveling with us was just the beginning. As a Rustic Alum, you have unique experiences that will forever impact how you view and interact with the world. The time that you spent with us has given you a permanent place in our global family. If you’ve traveled with us previously and currently do not receive our Alumni Newsletter, sign up below to stay in touch and get access to exclusive internship opportunities and alumni-only events.

Alumni Opportunities

Current and former students who want to continue to have an impact and have a say in how we spread the word about Rustic can apply to be ambassadors for the Rustic Pathways brand or our Foundation projects. Read on to learn about our different alumni opportunities!

Become an Impact Ambassador

Specifically designed for students who want to stay involved in international development and community service, Impact Ambassadors engage in 1-on-1 support from staff to host fundraising events, stay involved in global communities, and receive mentoring to elevate their personal passion projects—all while raising money to increase their global impact and building valuable personal and professional skills. If you have any questions, reach out to Alex at

Join the Rustic Squad

This is more than a brand ambassador program. It’s for the students who live and breathe Rustic. Squad members receive cool swag when they’re accepted and join an amazing community of super engaged, go-getter, like-minded students. It is our expectation that Squad members stay active in the Facebook group, participate in focus groups, attend public speaking opportunities and local events, take advantage of mentorship with regional staff, and build a deeper connection with the larger Rustic community. Squad members are positive change-makers who act as a voice for Rustic Pathways in their community. If you have any questions, reach out to Rachel at

Share Your #SoRustic Photos

Do you have epic photos from your Rustic trip? A jaw-dropping landscape, service photos with your Rustic crew, a photo that captures what it really means to be #sorustic… Share it on Instagram using #sorustic for your chance to be featured on our platforms! DM @rusticpathways on Instagram with any questions.

Use Your Star Alumni Special Rate

Star Alumni is our alumni appreciation program. Continue your Rustic journey with the best special rate of the year, every year. Check your email post-travel for details. Have questions? Email Rachel at

Share Your Friends and Family Special Offer

Tell your friends, tell your family! We love being introduced to your friends. As alumni, you understand Rustic and are always out there spreading the word about your Rustic experience! Check your inbox for details about friends and family referral programs throughout the year.

Apply for a Job or Internship

Check out our alumni job board for opportunities from partner organizations, current staff, and alumni!

Be Featured in Our Summer Recap Video

Each year we create recap video to relive our travel moments from the summer, but this year we wanted to make it entirely from footage shot by Rustic alumni! Check out the 2018 Summer Highlights video below, and submit your video below to be featured our Summer 2019 Recap Video.