The journey from India to Thailand wasn't that long. But for scholarship student Apurva Anand, the travel program would take him to another world - one where he'd learn more about elephant conservation and himself.
Our Giving Tuesday goal is to raise $100,000 for scholarships. Such efforts are partially inspired by one of the best thank you notes we've ever received.
Our country teams try to give a picture of the summer’s success by keeping track of some numbers. Here is a look at their findings.
Candace and Frank took in the views at a Costa Rican beach shortly after flying for the first time. And it was there at that wildlife refuge that their adventure began.
In the last five years, Rustic Pathways has given out $750,000 in scholarships and financial aid to students. For the award-winning students, that opportunity to travel changed everything.
Our scholarship winners each had small moments in their lives that inspired something bigger. Here are their stories.
How students will help communities recover from the pandemic
The nonprofit Rustic Pathways Foundation works with donors and international partners to fund and coordinate meaningful service projects for student travelers. These endeavors make a concrete difference in the lives of many people across the globe.
Get a teen ready for service travel by viewing some local volunteer ideas that'll create a service mindset and help teens make an impact internationally and locally.
Teens from around the world are getting ready to participate in this summer's Global Youth Climate Summit being held in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for Deliberative Democracy. Teens from El Salvador to Indonesia shared details about what issues concern them and why they hope the summit will help them foster change.
It is estimated that the country lost nearly one billion native animals and its devastation is being felt across the country. Most visitors to Australia will not see or feel any impact of these fires unless they specifically choose to travel to affected regions such as southern New South Wales, southeast Victoria, and Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
As bushfires and drought continue to impact Australia the Rustic Pathways Foundation is prioritizing providing extra funding and support to our partners at the WRREA to rescue wildlife impacted directly by the fires and drought.
Thanks to more than 500 donations from the Rustic Pathways community we’ve raised $65,750 and surpassed our fundraising goal to construct the Simha Primary School!
Rustic alum and Impact Ambassador, Sophia Sharma, is investing her time and energy to raise funds and awareness to conserve the Peruvian Amazon. She tells us why her experience on the Andes to Amazon program was so impactful.
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 about our partnership with the floating village community of Prek Toal, Cambodia and the timeline of this Rustic Pathways Foundation project to rebuild a sinking primary school.
MyIntent, an organization working to spark meaningful conversations and positive action, recently featured its partnership with Rustic Pathways in a story on its blog.
The aqueduct project in Yorkin, Costa Rica is complete! Congratulations to all of the students and donors who supported the project.
Meet Mary. Mary traveled to Thailand this past summer with Rustic, and returned home to Alabama and immediately started training for her first half…