When 15-year-old Jackson Croze returned home from Fiji in August, he couldn’t stop talking about the Fijian people he met and the experiences they shared. Jackson’s mom, Janice Croze, who co-founded the blog 5 Minutes for Mom, wrote about her son’s experience in a post called A Fifteen Year Old in Fiji—My Son’s Experience with Rustic Pathways Student Travel Program.
Janice had previously written about her decision to enroll her son in a program in Why I Am Sending My Teenager On an International Service Trip. She also wrote about the pre-departure process in Packing and Preparing Your Teen for International Travel.
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Jack has spent his professional career as a writer and editor. Before joining Rustic, he worked as a journalist in Kansas and Colorado, taught English in Swaziland, and transitioned to marketing roles in the Boston and New York startup worlds. Jack is excited to channel his love of storytelling and his appreciation for education as Rustic’s Content Production Manager. When not working, Jack is either watching baseball or planning his next adventure. Jack and his wife, Blythe, live in Brooklyn.