Rustic Pathways is all about providing opportunities for students and having them know you truly believe in them. This was a chance for our students to explore another country and have a rich cross-cultural experience to learn about a world outside of their own. One thousand miles away from our campus, our students worked alongside local villagers to help improve infrastructure and build aqueducts to provide clean sustainable water. Our students walked away with a deeper understanding of themselves, and empathy and respect for others. Additionally, the profound personal growth, empowered sense of self, and connections made were priceless. Rustic Pathways provided students with authentic learning experiences, coupled with real-world application that connected our kids on an international level.
Cara von Ancken, Assistant Principal of the Primary Years Programme Roland Park K-8 Magnet IB World School in Tampa, Florida
Dominican Republic, 2017 and Costa Rica, 2018