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Students traveling to Arizona not only see the area's natural wonders, but they also learn about food insecurity during their service work. Plus, they walk back in time to get a glimpse at what life was like for the region's age-old indigenous groups.
It's been many years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but some communities never fully recovered. Students from Southern California learned why during a week designed for lessons outside the classroom.  
Students re-connect with nature and themselves when they head to Hawaii for spring break.
For nearly two weeks Rustic students are immersed in breathtaking nature during this program.
You'll want to make these quick and easy Hawaiian Snowball Cookies for every occasion!
Get a sneak peak at well-known movies that feature landscapes from the states and territories where Rustic students travel.
Students and program leaders took hundreds of pictures to celebrate the return to international student travel in 2021. In part 1, we share the best photos from the United States and Morocco.
Watch our 2021 Summer Highlights video to catch a glimpse of what our students experienced during their travel programs and read about their most memorable moments!
Indigenous groups often lost some of their artwork and cultural identity as conquering forces arrived in their lands. Here is a look at artwork travelers may and may not see while on the road.
This summer's Hawaii program included a hike through a lava tube, snorkeling amid the reefs, service in a remote valley, and an unexpected twist.  
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.
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.