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Today’s world is faced with challenges that are exceedingly complex and difficult to solve. Human rights abuse, systemic inequality, environmental degradation—our global challenges cross borders, languages, and cultures, and the path forward isn’t always clear. We believe the best place to start is to build an understanding of global issues as they are…
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!
Packing for international travel can be challenging. You'll want to balance comfort with a respect for local culture and customs. 
Where do you want to go this year? Before you answer that, we have a few suggestions. And many are likely places you’ve never…
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…
Offering programs uniquely suited to trailblazers, photographers, and service-oriented students, Rustic Pathway’s students in Morocco are finishing up their final week of travels. From riding a camel through the Sahara…
In contrast to the adrenaline rush of extreme activities, some of the most humbling and meaningful aspects of a Rustic Pathways program include opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and experience a different way of life…
There’s nothing quite like a true adrenaline rush. At Rustic Pathways, we know adventure can take you to new heights (sometimes literally!) and become some of the most memorable moments during immersive travel experiences. This summer…
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…
It’s OK if there’s something you don’t know as you prepare for your Rustic Pathways trip, or even if you’re nervous about traveling abroad. Everyone is thinking about something, and probably the same things you are. We asked members of the Rustic Squad, a group of dedicated Rustic alums, what they wished they had known before…
Ingrained in the mission of Rustic Pathways is creating a world where all people are connected through a shared humanity, and all decisions are made with a global perspective. In light of today's growing global security concerns and the unique political situation we find ourselves in, now more than ever, educating and building awareness for the…
Today is Giving Tuesday and it's never been easier to get involved! The Rustic Pathways Foundation supports locally-driven projects and programs in the regions where we travel. In 2016 alone we raised more than $250,000 to support 15 projects in 10 countries. We work directly with communities to identify high priority needs and then collect donations…
I'd like to introduce you to Lauren Dahlhauser, a talented photographer that helped guide students through Moroccan cities and deserts throughout our 2015 summer season and captured its magic and mysterious beauty along the way: Hello, I'm Lauren! I'm a lot of things, but above all, I'm an adventurer, a risk taker, an inspiration seeker, a…
This month’s spotlights are shining on three awesome girls whose programs in Morocco, India, and Thailand far exceeded their expectations. Hear about their eye-opening experiences and the connections Nabilla, Sarah, and Maggie discovered within their new environments. Nabilla traveled to Morocco with Souqs and Service as an Ambassador scholarship recipient. She had the unique experience…
We hope that students get a lot out of their Rustic Pathways experience—that the impact of our programs is long lasting and far reaching. We want students to gain appreciation for a new culture,  venture outside of their comfort zones and try new things, and return home with a love of learning and travel. This…
This time of year, letters from students and parents fill our inboxes with tales of extraordinary experiences and positive impact.