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. Welcome to the Rustic Pathways Alumni Association!

Who is this for?

Students and former students, who want to continue to have an impact, stay in touch, and engage in communities near and far. Through the Alumni Association you'll have access to exclusive internship and job opportunities, will be invited to alumni-only events, and can have a say in how we spread the Rustic energy.

Get involved!

Become a Development Ambassador and support a project through the Rustic Pathways Foundation! If you were impacted by your service program and want to get involved with a global issue, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Students will receive coaching and earn swag when they reach fundraising benchmarks. Development Ambassadors will receive support to host fundraising events in their community. It is expected that Development Ambassadors actively participate in the Facebook group, work toward fundraising goals, and are a representative of the project they are supporting in their community.


Do most of your sentences start with “so this one time on my Rustic program….”? If that sounds familiar, join the Rustic Squad -- Rustic’s brand ambassador program! Squad members receive V cool swag when they are accepted, and gain an amazing community of super engaged, go-getter, like minded students. It is our expectation that Squad members stay active in the Facebook group (answering polls and questions), attend local events, and actively work with Rustic community in their area. Squad members are positive change-makers who act as a voice for Rustic Pathways in their community. Sound fun? We think so, apply now!

The application join the Rustic Squad is now closed. If you have any questions, reach out to Rachel at

Star Alumni

Star Alumni is our alumni appreciation program. Stay tuned post-travel for when we release details on the best discount of the year, every year. Have questions? Email Rachel at

#sorustic | Photo Submissions

Do you have epic photos from your Rustic trip? A jaw dropping landscape, service photos with your Rustic crew, a photo that captures what is really means to be #sorustic... share it on Twitter or Instagram using #sorustic for your chance to be featured on our platforms!

Friends and Family

Tell your friends, tell your family! We love being introduced to your friends. As an 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!


Our friends at Leap4Change have the opportunity for you. LEAP4change (Leaders Educated, Accountable and Partnered for change) is a leadership coaching and consulting program designed to affect real change today while building the leaders of tomorrow. In diverse collaborative partnerships, LEAP coaches students to embody critical leadership and emotional intelligence through training to lead, building a team, becoming an entrepreneur, and building your portfolio. Find out more.

Follow us on Facebook

Whether you traveled ten years ago, or you're a first-timer this summer, join our alumni Facebook group and connect with the greater RP fam!

Looking for a job or internship?

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


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Join the Alumni Association

We’re looking for our older alumni! If you traveled with us in 2012 or earlier, fill out the form to reconnect. We’ll be in touch soon!

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