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Like many other things, the pandemic altered how people gave back through service.
The nonprofit Rustic Pathways Foundation works with donors and international partners to fund and coordinate meaningful service projects for student travelers. These endeavors make a concrete difference in the lives of many people across the globe.
With the help of Rustic students, thousands of sea turtles have survived in an increasingly challenging environment.
Get a teen ready for service travel by viewing some local volunteer ideas that'll create a service mindset and help teens make an impact internationally and locally.
Rustic Pathways has a unique program that combines sports and service, and that's great for athletes who like the most popular sport in the world.
It's important for travelers to promote the three pillars of sustainability, which is easier during an immersive travel experience.
A special online program is being launched this July by the Stanford University Center for Deliberative Democracy and the Rustic Pathways Foundation. The Global Youth Climate Summit will challenge students in 7th-12th grade to design innovative solutions to environmental issues.
Today’s teenagers are regularly tuned in to issues about climate change and the environment. Parents can foster that interest and plan family activities around official events that focus on nature. Here is a look at some of these upcoming events and programs that may help, along with some Rustic Pathways’ alumni thoughts about these issues.
Calista Schloessmann, Rustic alumni, shares her Rustic journey and what has led to her continued efforts to help provide safe and dignified housing to families in the Dominican Republic.
"Vivid in my memory are those first moments of extreme heat, hustle and bustle, and a rapid intake of a culture far different than my own. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed but excited! I’d be spending the next two weeks in a small community providing what help I could, then heading to an elephant sanctuary. Little did I know that the first week would change me forever."
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.
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.
Find out how one educator worked with Rustic Pathways Group Travel to customize the perfect trip for his biology curriculum and his students' needs.