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USA Today Features Rustic Pathways
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USA Today Features Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways was featured in USA Today. Rustic CEO Chris Stakich said having a global perspective is now more important than ever for high school and college students.

“Look at the speed at which things are changing, from climate change to income disparity to politics to technology,” he says. “The reality is that the world students will enter is dramatically different than it was even 10 years ago. International travel programs put students in a situation that is uncommon and uncomfortable. The self-awareness they gain, the intercultural intelligence, the critical thinking and humility—these are skill sets that companies are looking for.”

To read additional comments from Chris, check out the rest of USA Today’s story Cultural Immersion Experiences are a Springboard to Learning and Leadership.


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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.