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It’s hard to figure out how to do your part to make the world a better place. Sometimes you just need to get out…
Rustic Pathways teen travel programs are filling up fast! That’s not the only reason to enroll now. The General Enrollment Deadline is March 4.…
At Rustic Pathways, we’re working to create a world where all people are connected through a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a…
When I joined Rustic Pathways after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2013, I was in a good position to lead teen travel…
Chinese New Year isn’t just celebrated in China. It’s celebrated all over the world, and while not a public holiday in Thailand, it’s enthusiastically…
This past fall, I joined the less than 10 percent of college students who participate in a study abroad program. Contrary to what many…
More than 11,000 students traveled with Rustic Pathways to 21 countries in 2017. And many of them created videos about their experiences, capturing the…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take your team on an international trip? Maybe you’ve traveled to tournaments before, but…
You’ve finalized the itinerary with your Rustic Pathways Program Coordinator, booked flights, and you have a shiny new pair of hiking shoes (Don’t forget…
It took Ilana Hamer, of Belmont, California, a while to decide whether to defer her first year of college to take a gap year.…
If you’re the coach of competitive athletes, chances are you’re familiar with long road trips to weekend games, or even the occasional flight to…
Rustic Pathways Spring Break programs are everything you expect in a summer program, but condensed into one action-packed week! They all offer community service…
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In honor of his…
Meet Mary. Mary traveled to Thailand this past summer with Rustic, and returned home to Alabama and immediately started training for her first half…
Where do you want to go this year? Before you answer that, we have a few suggestions. And many are likely places you’ve never…
It’s almost hard to believe 2017 is over. It was a tough year that, at times, felt like it couldn’t get any worse—and then…
Each December, we start the four-month process of narrowing our pool of more than 1,000 Program Leaders candidates to just a few hundred. About…
Winter break is a great opportunity for families to reconnect after the busy back-to-school season. When routines slow down, we have an opportunity to…
Travel over the holidays can be stressful, but it’s also a great time to zone out and tune in. While I love a solid…
Parents and educators always ask Rustic Pathways staff what it’s like straddling cultures and homes. My husband Harry and I have a 2-year-old son…