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.
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.
Find out how one educator worked with Rustic Pathways Group Travel to customize the perfect trip for his biology curriculum and his students' needs.
Looking for ways to make your summer more exciting and prepare for college? Check out this post to learn how teens can make the most of their summer vacation.
Learn more about our Global Impact Committee members, a team of go-getter development experts who work on everything impact related at Rustic—from community service projects to best environmental practices.
Learn everything you need to know about your destination country, from cultural expectations to fun facts and foods you'll eat, in our country books.
One way to show respect for the people and places you visit is to learn to say hello and other key phrases in the local language.
MyIntent, an organization working to spark meaningful conversations and positive action, recently featured its partnership with Rustic Pathways in a story on its blog.
The aqueduct project in Yorkin, Costa Rica is complete! Congratulations to all of the students and donors who supported the project.
We're proud to announce our new 2019 programs. With more options for Young Explorers, updated service projects, and fresh travel destinations—this year is packed with adventure!
Are you a language teacher considering a travel program with your students to a Spanish-speaking country? While there are multiple factors involved in the decision to travel with your students, one of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to immerse them in a local culture with people who speak the language they’re learning.
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.…
Meet 16-year-old Zach from New Jersey. When he returned home after two years of Rustic summers, he knew he wanted to continue his global…
You’ve finalized the itinerary with your Rustic Pathways Program Coordinator, booked flights, and you have a shiny new pair of hiking shoes (Don’t forget…