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Join Our Team. Change The World

Rustic Pathways is the innovator in global student travel.

Through the power of our people, depth of our country relationships and a unique approach to business (BOS), Rustic Pathways empowers student travelers to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

For me, working for Rustic Pathways has not only fulfilled my personal career goals, but it has also allowed me to fulfill personal goals—teaching the next generation of students the importance of protecting our shared humanity. The experiences I create for students have the power to rectify stereotypes and bring people of different backgrounds together. At Rustic Pathways, I don't only help youth travel but I also help to shape the future!

Quote by: Chaima Ait El Mekki Morocco Country Director

Your Pursuit Is Our Mission

If you’re looking to develop your career, build leadership skills, or see the world, do it with us at Rustic Pathways. If you have an eye toward leadership, and want to help people succeed, build your career here. If you’re ready to work smarter and embrace high expectations, you’ll thrive in our fun, empathetic, intensity-driven, competitive environment.

Along the way, you’ll gain access and exposure to the brightest minds on the Rustic Pathways leadership team.

We are now hiring in these areas:

  • Communications Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Global Leadership Program
  • Sales Development Representative
  • Program Leader
Rustic Pathways is an incredible company. The programs are created to develop and encourage the new generation to get outside experience life and become a strong, confident, outgoing person.

Quote by: Declan Pearl Australia Program Leader

Meet Our People

Naomi Tao

Art Director

A Rustic Pathways alum, Naomi returned to us in 2013 after attending the University of Southern California for fine art and marketing. Having previously worked with major retail brands across the country, Naomi brings her design expertise and artistic know-how to our creative team where she keeps the Rustic Pathways brand at the forefront of the industry. Born in London and raised in St. Louis, Naomi learned the importance of global citizenship at an early age. She has now been to five continents and nearly 50 countries, and never turns down an adventure.

Harry Alvarez

Dominican Republic and Cuba Country Director

Harry was born in New York City and raised in the Dominican Republic. Harry graduated from SUNY New Paltz with degrees in Psychology and Spanish and completed Pre-med coursework at Columbia University. After his first summer in Costa Rica in 2008 he decided that there’s more than one approach to helping others. After managing programs in both Costa Rica and Panama for four years, Harry opened our programs in the Dominican Republic in 2012 and our Cuba programs in 2015. Harry carries tremendous pride in bringing students to the Caribbean. In addition to his passion for community work and Latin dance, Harry enjoys cooking and hosting friends at his home in New Orleans.

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Kevin Porter

Global Program Operations Director

Kevin has been  directing our global program operations since 2014, after serving as Ghana Country Director for three years. Now based in Boston, he manages our team of diverse country directors and ensures the quality of the programs we deliver on the ground. Prior to joining us, Kevin worked with development organizations in East Africa, completed research for the United Nations in South Korea, and oversaw wilderness leadership programs while attending Harvard University.