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A Mom’s Story of Preparing Her Teen for International Travel
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A Mom’s Story of Preparing Her Teen for International Travel

Janice Croze, one of the co-founders of the blog 5 Minutes for Mom, wrote about the process she used to prepare her 15-year-old son for his first high school volunteer abroad trip. Janice also included a list of seven tips and tricks she used to help her get ready for his two-week experience in Fiji on Rustic Pathways’ Sun, Sand, and International Service program.

Read more in Packing and Preparing Your Teen for International Travel.

Janice had previously written about finding Rustic and enrolling her son in a program in Why I Am Sending My Teenager On An International Service Trip.


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About the Author

Jack Weinstein

Content Production Manager

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.