In 2022 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be celebrating 50 years since it began recognizing World Heritage sites. Here are some of these sites Rustic students visit in Australia and Asia.
Toucans can sound like frogs. That is among the things teen travelers may learn while visiting the world's rainforests, where they may encounter tropical birds, sloths, monkeys, and other fun creatures during their Rustic trips.
Eating abroad means you get to eat all the local food, delicacies, and in-season fruits and vegetables. Take a peek at some of the fruits and vegetables you might see at the market on a Rustic Pathways’ high school summer travel program.
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.
If you're a high schooler eager to participate in community service in another country—or a recent high school graduate looking for alternate career options—now is the time to consider volunteering abroad. These international volunteer programs, which provide opportunities to engage in fulfilling work while immersing in a foreign culture, are an enriching experience for anyone.
If you're venturing into the Land Down Under for the first time, you'll need to know what to expect when dining in Australia. The smallest continent on Earth is also a massive destination for culture and cuisine that draws millions of visitors each year. To get a taste of true Australian food, you should understand how local foods and international influence combined to create Australia's modern, multicultural cuisine.
A good place to start is to understand what you’re trying to accomplish, and work to find which programs and community partners will allow for the most meaningful cross-cultural learning. Global programming lends a boost to any thematic curriculum if you can draw creative parallels and have a good understanding of your intended learning moments.
Taking students out of the classroom and pulling them into real-world, low-risk, high-outcome situations is an effective way to increase the efficacy and provide opportunities for application of classroom learning.
Schools with integrated education models point to Leadership as one of the skill sets necessary to develop well-rounded students. Separating leadership development from the dynamics of school culture and community power structures can allow for students to see practical and organic applications of leadership in the real world, sometimes more clearly than in their own home contexts.
Looking for ways to make your summer more exciting and prepare for college? Check out this post to learn how teens can make the most of their summer vacation.
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.
Learn everything you need to know about your destination country, from cultural expectations to fun facts and foods you'll eat, in our country books.
One way to show respect for the people and places you visit is to learn to say hello and other key phrases in the local language.
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!
This is part of an ongoing series featuring each country where Rustic Pathways operates.
If it’s your first time traveling alone or your first time traveling outside the United States, maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while.…