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This time of year, letters from students and parents fill our inboxes with tales of extraordinary experiences and positive impact.
Rustic staff members have a knack for meeting up with friends in beautiful locations around the world. This past weekend, full time staff members Mary O’Connor and Casey Atchley, and summer photographer and videographer Matt Hardy, explored North Lake Tahoe together. Filled with with beautiful hikes and great conversations, their weekend had all the makings…
As part of our summer internship program, seasoned Rustic alum Elizabeth Ronzio joined the team as our Fiji Communications Coordinator! Here’s what she has to say about her summer living and working at our Eco-Lodge. “Just over three months ago I was at a point in my career where I wasn't learning enough, there was…
Hello and welcome to the Rustic Pathways Blog! We are so excited to launch our brand new website and online Rustic community. We’ll be sharing updates including new programs, videos, special events, and what goes on behind the scenes at RP. We hope this new website allows you to better engage with us and to get to…
We’re offering new destinations in 2015. Think you can guess where? The big reveal drops August 15th and as an alum you get first dibs. This year we’re offering programs for alumni only, which means you and your friends can travel on an exclusive Rustic experience with other students who are just as passionate about…
It isn’t surprising that Rustic Pathways staff love to travel. It’s why we do what we do. Outside of leading trips and planning community service projects, we also love to get out there and have adventures of our own. This winter, staff members Katey Finnegan and Miranda Hitchcock took an epic adventure to Patagonia. Read…
As director of community service for Rustic Pathways, I am passionate about working with our local partners to develop sustainable initiatives that have a positive impact for both the community and our students. I am proud to have the opportunity to provide inspiring experiences for our students, to challenge their perception of the world, to…
When I wake up each morning, I’m consumed by a seemingly simple question, how can I best prepare our generation of students to address the emerging global issues that will define the next half-century? The problem is, as I reflect on this, I come upon an even more vexing question, is the current education system we have…