Have you ever taken a trip and magically come home feeling completely inspired? Learn how the Rustic Pathways Design Team harnesses these creative findings into their seasonal campaigns.
Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. Try making Costa Rican gallo pinto at home with your family. Gallo pinto is a hearty and traditional Costa Rican dish.

Since my first high school program, I have been obsessed with—and grateful for—international travel. I thought I’d share the top 5 benefits of high school study abroad experiences, as a self-identified travel junkie.
Food is powerful. It is the great connector—shaping our memories and cultivating community. This Halloween, bring together your friends and family for a bowl of this hearty Thai pumpkin curry.
For the third consecutive year and the fourth time in five years, Rustic was awarded the Best Youth Tour Operator during the annual Global Youth Travel Awards Friday in Lisbon, Portugal.
Travel isn't always easy but is it worth pushing your comfort zone beyond what you know? Absolutely!
Thanks to more than 500 donations from the Rustic Pathways community we’ve raised $65,750 and surpassed our fundraising goal to construct the Simha Primary School!
Rustic alum and Impact Ambassador, Sophia Sharma, is investing her time and energy to raise funds and awareness to conserve the Peruvian Amazon. She tells us why her experience on the Andes to Amazon program was so impactful.
If you're a high schooler eager to participate in community service in another country—or a recent high school graduate looking for alternate career options—now is the time to consider volunteering abroad. These international volunteer programs, which provide opportunities to engage in fulfilling work while immersing in a foreign culture, are an enriching experience for anyone.
If you're venturing into the Land Down Under for the first time, you'll need to know what to expect when dining in Australia. The smallest continent on Earth is also a massive destination for culture and cuisine that draws millions of visitors each year. To get a taste of true Australian food, you should understand how local foods and international influence combined to create Australia's modern, multicultural cuisine.
High school students have the power to change the world. They have the potential to make dynamic and lasting impacts on the lives of countless individuals. Whether you best showcase your talents on the field or in the classroom, anyone with a little bit of time and a sincere desire to help can accomplish amazing feats. You can truly make a difference in the world by getting involved in your local community.
You won't necessarily need to prepare for medical school in high school, as med school comes after you graduate from a pre-med program, but you can still make choices that will affect you long-term. For example, if you travel while you're a student, you'll have an unforgettable experience that will change the way you see the world.
A good place to start is to understand what you’re trying to accomplish, and work to find which programs and community partners will allow for the most meaningful cross-cultural learning. Global programming lends a boost to any thematic curriculum if you can draw creative parallels and have a good understanding of your intended learning moments.
Taking students out of the classroom and pulling them into real-world, low-risk, high-outcome situations is an effective way to increase the efficacy and provide opportunities for application of classroom learning.
Schools with integrated education models point to Leadership as one of the skill sets necessary to develop well-rounded students. Separating leadership development from the dynamics of school culture and community power structures can allow for students to see practical and organic applications of leadership in the real world, sometimes more clearly than in their own home contexts.
Privilege is a difficult concept to discuss with students, especially while they’re in their home environments. The many layers and dimensions make it an uncomfortably ambiguous conversation, and even harder for students to deduce what they can do with this complex new understanding of self.
We dive into the age-old questions about why students crave familiar snack foods while traveling and how we've turned that practice into a learning experience.
Find out how one educator worked with Rustic Pathways Group Travel to customize the perfect trip for his biology curriculum and his students' needs.
Read part 2 of our series about how Rustic Pathways staff members reconnected with their roots after leading our programs in Latin America.