To meet the demands of a changing world and push ourselves to be better, Rustic Pathways is aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Did you know Rustic alumni are continuing to create real impact, even after their program ends? They are unstoppable forces who are raising awareness and funds for community projects around the world. We refer to these change makers as Impact Ambassadors.
Learn more about our Global Impact Committee members, a team of go-getter development experts who work on everything impact related at Rustic—from community service projects to best environmental practices.
At Rustic Pathways, we have a company-wide commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. For more than 20 years we’ve been working with local partners on environmental conservation efforts, supporting local economies,and educating students on how to be stewards for the environment.
Learn everything you need to know about your destination country, from cultural expectations to fun facts and foods you'll eat, in our country books.
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.