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Students can have a memorable tasting adventure during their Rustic travels. Here are some of the best programs for food-loving students who want to try something different.
The Big Fiji Explorer program includes action-packed activities on the main island of Viti Levu and on other exotic islands in the region.
After a nearly three-year break from travel, Rustic service programs are returning to Fiji in 2022.
Students from 21 countries participating in Rustic and Stanford's Global Youth Climate Summit set out to find solutions to environmental problems in Fiji after an eye-opening presentation. The brilliant and enthusiastic ideas they shared certainly foster hope for the future.  
Stories about powerful gods and frightening creatures have influenced the cultures of people on islands ranging from the Fiji Islands to The Dominican Republic. For #FolkloreThursday here are just a few of those stories.
Eating abroad means you get to eat all the local food, delicacies, and in-season fruits and vegetables. Take a peek at some of the fruits and vegetables you might see at the market on a Rustic Pathways’ high school summer travel program.
2021 program dates are now live so you can start planning your next adventure. We've highlighted five of our favorite programs to help get you started!
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.
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.
At Rustic Pathways, we have a company-wide commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. For more than 20 years we’ve been working with local partners on environmental conservation efforts, supporting local economies,and educating students on how to be stewards for the environment.
Last summer I became the first Global Fellow for the Rustic Pathways Foundation. In this two-part blog series, I’ll share my experiences during this fellowship and what I learned from it.
Don’t just give any gift this year. Give the traveler in your life something they can use during their upcoming adventure.
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…