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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…
After having spent the last two summers with Rustic Pathways in Fiji, it’s hard to believe that life hasn’t always been a series of…
Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of a college admissions officer to figure out what exactly they’re looking for? There’s a…
As in years past, Rustic Pathways students continued to make us proud in 2017 with their commitment to our mission to positively impact lives…
There are so many reasons to get teens traveling early (and without their parents), but exposing them to new cultures is one of the most…
If you’re thinking about sending your teen alone on a high school travel program, you’re probably wondering what determines whether it’s safe? There’s a…
We’re looking for the next great Rustic sticker design and we need your help! Rustic is hosting a design contest for students to create…
With college application deadlines just around the corner, it always helps to take a step back and find out what universities are really looking…
Ever thought about what it’d be like to lead teen travel programs? Or just get paid to travel? You’re in the right place! Our Program Leaders…
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some of my fondest memories on family vacations, but they’re so different than going on a teen travel…
It’s that wonderful time of year again: the hustle and bustle of back to school. High school seniors are really starting to feel 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…
Whether I’m going away for a long weekend or a few weeks on the road the staples in my carry-on are always the same.…
Riely McCullough, of Seattle, Washington, traveled with Rustic in 2015 and used her experience as the topic for her college application essays. Read about how…
We’re very excited to announce that Rustic Pathways was named 2017 Best Youth Tour Operator during the Global Youth Travel Awards Sept. 28 in…
My phone rang and I was told there was an accident in Peru. “One of our groups got caught in a landslide and there are…
64-80 hours. That’s how long the average Rustic Pathways Program Leader spends training for their role leading service trips for high school students after…
We are excited to announce that Rustic Pathways has been selected as a finalist in two categories, Best Social Responsibility Initiative and Best Youth…