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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…
Whether I’m going away for a long weekend or a few weeks on the road the staples in my carry-on are always the same.…
We’re very excited to announce that Rustic Pathways was named 2017 Best Youth Tour Operator during the Global Youth Travel Awards Sept. 28 in…
My phone rang and I was told there was an accident in Peru. “One of our groups got caught in a landslide and there are…
64-80 hours. That’s how long the average Rustic Pathways Program Leader spends training for their role leading service trips for high school students after…
We are excited to announce that Rustic Pathways has been selected as a finalist in two categories, Best Social Responsibility Initiative and Best Youth…
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…
If you’ve ever wondered what actually happens on a Rustic Pathways program, we’ve got you covered. Tune into our Instagram Stories where just about every day you can get get a glimpse into the various aspects of a Rustic summer…
While some of you have only just returned from your 2017 programs and others are still traveling, it’s never too early to start thinking about your next adventure…
At Rustic Pathways, our mission is to empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world…
Over the next 10 weeks, more than 400 seasonal staff members will help students navigate airports, customs, and new experiences across 19 different countries and 100+ Rustic Pathways programs. This year’s program leaders are the most experienced we’ve ever employed…
Did you know we spend about nine hours a day consuming some type of media on our phones? That number startled me until realizing I read this statistic on one of the eight tabs open on my Macbook while snapping on one of my iPhones and scrolling through Instagram on the other. Whether I’m texting…
One of the most amazing things about travel is who you meet and the connections you make along the way. You learn that all people are basically the same. We have the same hopes and dreams, the same concerns and fears. It doesn't take long to realize that we're all connected by a shared humanity.…