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We’re taking student learning step further starting this year with our alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by tying program outcomes to these global initiatives.
To meet the demands of a changing world and push ourselves to be better, Rustic Pathways is aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Did you know Rustic alumni are continuing to create real impact, even after their program ends? They are unstoppable forces who are raising awareness and funds for community projects around the world. We refer to these change makers as Impact Ambassadors.
Learn more about our Global Impact Committee members, a team of go-getter development experts who work on everything impact related at Rustic—from community service projects to best environmental practices.
At Rustic Pathways, we have a company-wide commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. For more than 20 years we’ve been working with local partners on environmental conservation efforts, supporting local economies,and educating students on how to be stewards for the environment.
Rustic Pathways was named one of the Overall Top Volunteer Abroad Providers of 2018 by GoOverseas.
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.
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...
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!
Find out how easy it is to enroll in a Rustic trip by following these three steps: 1. Pick your Rustic experience. Before you…
Rustic Pathways teen travel programs are filling up fast! That’s not the only reason to enroll now. The General Enrollment Deadline is March 4.…
It’s almost hard to believe 2017 is over. It was a tough year that, at times, felt like it couldn’t get any worse—and then…
Each December, we start the four-month process of narrowing our pool of more than 1,000 Program Leaders candidates to just a few hundred. About…
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and…FOOD! Tired of the same old pot roast or potato pancake? Get inspired this holiday season…
There are so many reasons to get teens traveling early (and without their parents), but exposing them to new cultures is one of the most…
If you’re thinking about sending your teen alone on a high school travel program, you’re probably wondering what determines whether it’s safe? There’s a…
We’re looking for the next great Rustic sticker design and we need your help! Rustic is hosting a design contest for students to create…