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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.
The second part of my blog series covers my time during my Global Fellowship in Southeast Asia. Over three weeks I traveled to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
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.
Learn how to be a thoughtful traveler during any culturally-immersive student travel program.
Rustic Pathways was named one of the Overall Top Volunteer Abroad Providers of 2018 by GoOverseas.
Don’t just give any gift this year. Give the traveler in your life something they can use during their upcoming adventure.
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...
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months from your return date. If you're leaving soon and your passport is set to expire before then, it's time to get it renewed.
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.