Ingrained in the mission of Rustic Pathways is creating a world where all people are connected through a shared humanity, and all decisions are made with a global perspective. In light of today’s growing global security concerns and the unique political situation we find ourselves in, now more than ever, educating and building awareness for the next generation of change makers is critical.
This year, Rustic Pathways is proud to offer 10 fully-funded scholarships for our very first By Invitation Only program: Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam. At the heart of this program, we’re promoting global understanding and religious tolerance through powerful conversation to help students from varying backgrounds comprehend what it really means to live in a multicultural society where difference is celebrated.
After receiving nearly 400 applications, we were blown away not only by the response to this program, but the incredible applicant pool of students from around the world. To each and every one of you who applied, thank you. You have given us an immense amount of hope for the future and the inspiring power of your generation.
Without further ado, we would like to introduce our travelers….
Rachel joined Rustic in 2013 and led programs for three summers in Costa Rica, Peru, and Ghana. She’s also led programs in Fiji and Tanzania. A graduate of the University of Vermont with degrees in sociology and Spanish, Rachel focuses her love for travel, writing, and her unquenchable curiosity of our natural world as Rustic’s Brand Engagement Manager. Based in Tahoe, CA, Rachel is a talented ceramicist and lover of the outdoors.