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.
Rustic Pathways’ homestay partners are evaluated using a thorough vetting process to ensure student accommodations meet our rigorous health, safety, and security standards.
Providing your teen with a culturally-immersive international travel experience is the best investment you can make as a parent. Read about how stepping outside of their comfort zone can benefit your teen.
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.
Start a post-travel conversation these open-ended questions to encourage students to reflect on their experiences.
Last summer I became the first Global Fellow for the Rustic Pathways Foundation. In this two-part blog series, I’ll share my experiences during this fellowship and what I learned from it.
Rustic Pathways was named one of the Overall Top Volunteer Abroad Providers of 2018 by GoOverseas.
A well-written essay can get you into college. Tell the right story and you'll stand out amongst the competition.
We know it’s not easy to ask your parents to let you travel abroad by yourself—and potentially help pay for the trip. That’s why we asked for some tips about how to talk to your parents about traveling abroad.
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…
Although refugee camps are temporary establishments by definition, Mae Ra Mo has been around for more than 20 years, and feels more like an established community than an ephemeral solution.
MyIntent, an organization working to spark meaningful conversations and positive action, recently featured its partnership with Rustic Pathways in a story on its blog.
Rustic Pathways is committed to making life-changing opportunities possible for students worldwide. We know how impactful our programs are, and continually strive to make them more accessible to all students.
The aqueduct project in Yorkin, Costa Rica is complete! Congratulations to all of the students and donors who supported the project.
For the second consecutive year and the third time in four years, Rustic was awarded the Best Youth Tour Operator during the annual Global Youth Travel Awards...