We’re taking student learning step further starting this year with our alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by tying program outcomes to these global initiatives.
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.
Cross-curricular projects continue gaining in popularity as schools attempt to remedy the ongoing realization that the traditional segmenting of student learning across disjointed subjects is not an accurate representation of the way students will need to implement their skills in real life.
Throughout our programs, we have group discussions and reflections to hear how students are engaging with their surroundings and the program. Use some of these prompts to start conversations with your students about the experiences they’ll have on your trip.
Prepare your students for their upcoming trip with these open-ended questions to get your students to think broadly and exercise their travel brains.
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.