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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.
Find out how one educator worked with Rustic Pathways Group Travel to customize the perfect trip for his biology curriculum and his students' needs.
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.
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.
Traveling doesn't have to break the bank! Check out this post to find 20 immersive teen travel programs around the world for under $2,500.
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!
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.
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.…
Meet 16-year-old Zach from New Jersey. When he returned home after two years of Rustic summers, he knew he wanted to continue his global…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take your team on an international trip? Maybe you’ve traveled to tournaments before, but…
You’ve finalized the itinerary with your Rustic Pathways Program Coordinator, booked flights, and you have a shiny new pair of hiking shoes (Don’t forget…
Rustic Pathways Spring Break programs are everything you expect in a summer program, but condensed into one action-packed week! They all offer community service…