Ingrained in the mission of Rustic Pathways is creating a world where all people are connected through a shared humanity, and all decisions are made with a global perspective. In light of today’s growing global security concerns and the unique political situation we find ourselves in, now more than ever, educating and building awareness for the next generation of change makers is critical.

This year, Rustic Pathways is proud to offer 10 fully-funded scholarships for our very first By Invitation Only program: Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam. (Applications are open for Race in America, our 2018 By Invitation Only program.) At the heart of this program, we’re promoting global understanding and religious tolerance through powerful conversation to help students from varying backgrounds comprehend what it really means to live in a multicultural society where differences are celebrated.

After receiving nearly 400 applications, we were blown away not only by the response to this program, but the incredible applicant pool of students from around the world. To each and every one of you who applied, thank you. You have given us an immense amount of hope for the future and the inspiring power of your generation.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce our travelers….

Josephine Rey Lily Dodd Rey Londres Rue Mudede Luke Tyson Morgane Ropion Sulwan Ahmed Jabari Kamau Gambrel Kohilan Paramaanantham Isis Terrill

Learn more about why we created the By Invitation Only Critical Issues Scholarship. Visit the program page for Race in America, our 2018 By Invitation Only program. We’re accepting applications for the program that explores the complicated history of race, identity, and collective action in the United States until Jan. 3. If you’re a parent or educator, nominate a deserving student


About the Author

Rachel Levin

Marketing Associate - Community Engagement

With over four years of experience leading programs for Rustic Pathways, Rachel’s commitment to our students’ experiences is top notch. She has led programs in Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, and Ghana and has extensive knowledge of our programs and operations. A graduate of University of Vermont with degrees in sociology and Spanish, Rachel now focuses her love for travel, writing, and her unquenchable curiosity of our natural world as Marketing Associate in Community Engagement. Rachel is a talented ceramicist and lover of the outdoors based out of Jackson, WY.