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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…
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!
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.…
At Rustic Pathways, we’re working to create a world where all people are connected through a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a…
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…
In 2017, the Rustic Pathways Foundation raised $210,000 to support 11 regional development funds in nine countries! The Foundation is Rustic’s nonprofit arm that…
After receiving more than 40 fantastic sticker design submissions, which were narrowed down to nine finalists, we’re excited to announce that Bella Strang received the…
More than 400 students applied for our first By Invitation Only program last summer, which allowed 10 future change makers to explore issues related…
At Rustic Pathways, we believe one of the best ways to give back is to help a country’s native species thrive. Many Rustic programs focus on conservation efforts around the world, such as helping protect Costa Rican turtles…
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…
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…
When thinking about your next Rustic experience, faraway places probably spring to mind: terraced rice fields in Thailand, serene beaches in the Dominican Republic, or the wild outback of Australia…
As Rustic Pathways students embark on another transformative summer, the Rustic Pathways Foundation is pleased to share some exciting news about our funding strategy and—drumroll please—the projects we’ve prioritized with our community partners for 2017 …
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…