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MyIntent, an organization working to spark meaningful conversations and positive action, recently featured its partnership with Rustic Pathways in a story on its blog.
Join more than 100 change makers from 20 countries around the world during Rustic's first Critical Issues Summit.
If it’s your first time traveling alone or your first time traveling outside the United States, maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while.…
It’s that time of year again when your lesson plans feel stale and there are so many #teacherproblems that only other educators can truly understand. This year, why not give your lesson planning a global twist?
This is part of an ongoing series featuring each country where Rustic Pathways operates. To see more posts from the A to Z: Everything…
It’s hard to figure out how to do your part to make the world a better place. Sometimes you just need to get out…
Where do you want to go this year? Before you answer that, we have a few suggestions. And many are likely places you’ve never…
In 2017, the Rustic Pathways Foundation raised $210,000 to support 11 regional development funds in nine countries! The Foundation is Rustic’s nonprofit arm that…
As Rustic Pathways students embark on another transformative summer, the Rustic Pathways Foundation is pleased to share some exciting news about our funding strategy and—drumroll please—the projects we’ve prioritized with our community partners for 2017 …
Over the next 10 weeks, more than 400 seasonal staff members will help students navigate airports, customs, and new experiences across 19 different countries and 100+ Rustic Pathways programs. This year’s program leaders are the most experienced we’ve ever employed…
It’s OK if there’s something you don’t know as you prepare for your Rustic Pathways trip, or even if you’re nervous about traveling abroad. Everyone is thinking about something, and probably the same things you are. We asked members of the Rustic Squad, a group of dedicated Rustic alums, what they wished they had known before…
As 2016 draws to a close, here's a list to inspire your next adventure. We chose these destinations with the idea that unique experiences will always beat run-of-the-mill vacations. To me, the best way to travel is to step outside of your comfort zone and explore. So while you won't find any all-inclusive resorts on…
The following photo series from Rustic Pathways staff member, Mary O'Connor, depicts life in the Prek Toal floating village in Cambodia. The friendly faces of the villagers, the vibrant colors of the produce, and the majesty of Angkor Wat at sunrise will make you feel completely at home. [caption id="attachment_11541" align="alignnone" width="640"] A woman paddles through Prek…
Today’s world is faced with challenges that are exceedingly complex and difficult to solve. Human rights abuse, systemic inequality, environmental degradation -- our global challenges cross borders, languages, and cultures, and the path forward isn’t always clear. We believe the best place to start is to build an understanding of global issues as they are…
The elementary school in Prek Toal, Cambodia, is sinking. In a demonstration of its commitment to this project, the Rustic Pathways Foundation has pledged $25,000 from its discretionary fund to support the construction of a brand new, five-classroom, cement schoolhouse, adding to the over $15,000 already raised by our passionate donors and Development Ambassadors. This…
We are excited to announce that 75 additional students in Kampong Cham, Cambodia will receive scholarships thanks to over $16,000 raised by our Development Ambassadors in 2015. We are proud to partner with Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA) on their initiative, Education for All. Founded in 2005 by a group of Buddhist monks, BSDA…
How I quit my job to travel through Asia: One year ago, after much apprehension, I stepped out of a comfortable career and watched a whole new world open up for me. I had worked as a policy analyst in Washington, DC for three years, a great job by conventional standards, but there was this nagging…
We want you to meet Sasha. Sasha traveled to Cambodia and India with Rustic Pathways in 2010 and 2011, and has gone on to become an epic citizen of the world. Sasha was originally inspired by her Rustic experience in Cambodia, and now we are inspired by her.   In March, Sasha invited us to…
With only 55 days before the start of summer programs, everyone at Rustic is getting excited to welcome students to their countries and lead them on incredible adventures. Many of our staff have worked in their respective countries for years and truly consider it their second home—a place filled with friends, family, and memories. Our…