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Rustic's first Giving Week was a huge success, raising over $60,000 to complete the construction of the Prek Toal Primary School in Cambodia.
Don’t just give any gift this year. Give the traveler in your life something they can use during their upcoming adventure.
A well-written essay can get you into college. Tell the right story and you'll stand out amongst the competition.
We know it’s not easy to ask your parents to let you travel abroad by yourself—and potentially help pay for the trip. That’s why we asked for some tips about how to talk to your parents about traveling abroad from students...
Today’s world is faced with challenges that are exceedingly complex and difficult to solve. Human rights abuse, systemic inequality, environmental degradation—our global challenges cross borders, languages, and cultures, and the path forward isn’t always clear. We believe the best place to start is to build an understanding of global issues as they are…
Although refugee camps are temporary establishments by definition, Mae Ra Mo has been around for more than 20 years, and feels more like an established community than an ephemeral solution.
One of the many benefits of exposing students to the target culture is the learning that continues in the classroom when you return.
Outside Magazine named Rustic Pathways to its annual list of Best Places to Work for the third consecutive year.
MyIntent, an organization working to spark meaningful conversations and positive action, recently featured its partnership with Rustic Pathways in a story on its blog.
Rustic Pathways is committed to making life-changing opportunities possible for students worldwide. We know how impactful our programs are, and continually strive to make them more accessible to all students.
The aqueduct project in Yorkin, Costa Rica is complete! Congratulations to all of the students and donors who supported the project.
For the second consecutive year and the third time in four years, Rustic was awarded the Best Youth Tour Operator during the annual Global Youth Travel Awards...
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months from your return date. If you're leaving soon and your passport is set to expire before then, it's time to get it renewed.
Join more than 100 change makers from 20 countries around the world during Rustic's first Critical Issues Summit.
We're proud to announce our new 2019 programs. With more options for Young Explorers, updated service projects, and fresh travel destinations—this year is packed with adventure!
With improved search, recommended content, updated program pages, and a fresh new look, Rustic is proud to announce our new website!
Are you a language teacher considering a travel program with your students to a Spanish-speaking country? While there are multiple factors involved in the decision to travel with your students, one of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to immerse them in a local culture with people who speak the language they’re learning.
The stories my seventh-grade teacher shared with the class were some of the reasons I was inspired to teach. She made me wonder if maybe teaching wasn’t such a bad gig.