Offering programs uniquely suited to trailblazers, photographers, and service-oriented students, Rustic Pathway’s students in Morocco are finishing up their final week of travels. From riding a camel through the Sahara, to exploring colorful markets in Marrakech, and marveling at the sparkling night sky in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco has a vibrancy and cultural richness all its own.

While this summer is almost over, there are so many reasons to put Morocco at the top of your 2018 bucket list. Our first By Invitation Only program, Peace Wonder and Understanding Islam, is open to all Rustic students next summer. Be among the first to experience this program and promote empathy as you explore the deep complexities of Islam and its portrayal in the Western world. If you traveled with Rustic this summer or in years past, check your inbox for information about how to to take advantage of your 50 percent Star Alumni discount!

Traveling with Rustic this summer? Adding #sorustic to your social media photos will automatically enter you into our weekly photo contest (you could win a free trip!), and be featured on our blog. Check out Maddie Miller’s stunning winning photo from Fiji!

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1. Jessica Davies, student | Willmette, Illinois
Moroccan Wanderer
These tents were awesome, but when you sleep overnight in the Sahara desert, why would one want to camp inside a tent? Lol, good thing we all dragged out our mattresses to be parallel with the beautifully lit sky…

#MoroccanWanderer #SaharaDesert #SoRustic


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2. Miyin Karl, student | The Crossings, Florida
Advanced Photography Workshop
Dreaming of the Blue City 💙

#sorustic #rusticpathways #photography#advancedphotoworkshop #blue #bluecity#chefchaouen #Morocco #colors #beauty#travel #travelgram


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3. Lauren Schmelzle, student | Massapequa, NY
Moroccan Wanderer
hows your hump day? 🐪🐫


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4. Melissa Rivera, student | Dallas, Texas
Moroccan Wanderer
views on views on views #sorustic


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5. Sami Lofman, student | Farmington Hills, Michigan
Moroccan Wanderer
Moroccan blanket of stars


Don’t miss your chance to visit Morocco in 2018! Enrollment for next summer opens in mid-August. If that’s too long to wait, you can enroll in a Rustic program leaving in July or August! Sign up today.

About the Author

Kennedy Petersen

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kennedy has always loved traveling. Her professional background in publishing and photography have led her to discover the power in storytelling, and how it can facilitate a more empathetic understanding of the world around us. Currently studying English at UC Berkeley, Kennedy is thrilled to join Rustic’s Creative Team this summer. During study breaks, she’s usually found hiking, listening to podcasts, or training for her next half-marathon.