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For the third consecutive year and the fourth time in five years, Rustic was awarded the Best Youth Tour Operator during the annual Global Youth Travel Awards Friday in Lisbon, Portugal.
Travel isn't always easy but is it worth pushing your comfort zone beyond what you know? Absolutely!
Thanks to more than 500 donations from the Rustic Pathways community we’ve raised $65,750 and surpassed our fundraising goal to construct the Simha Primary School!
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.
If you're venturing into the Land Down Under for the first time, you'll need to know what to expect when dining in Australia. The smallest continent on Earth is also a massive destination for culture and cuisine that draws millions of visitors each year. To get a taste of true Australian food, you should understand how local foods and international influence combined to create Australia's modern, multicultural cuisine.
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.
Read part 2 of our series about how Rustic Pathways staff members reconnected with their roots after leading our programs in Latin America.
Learning a language in high school can help you succeed in college & your career. Check out this post to learn a few tips & tricks for language learning.
Get to know a few of Rustic’s talented Program Leaders and check out which trips they’re currently scheduled to lead this summer.
We’re taking student learning step further starting this year with our alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by tying program outcomes to these global initiatives.
To meet the demands of a changing world and push ourselves to be better, Rustic Pathways is aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Did you know Rustic alumni are continuing to create real impact, even after their program ends? They are unstoppable forces who are raising awareness and funds for community projects around the world. We refer to these change makers as Impact Ambassadors.
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.