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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…
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and…FOOD! Tired of the same old pot roast or potato pancake? Get inspired this holiday season…
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…
More than 40 talented teens submitted entries for the inaugural Rustic Pathways Student Design Contest! We’re excited to announce that nine of those designs have…
The holidays can get pretty crazy and we know how hard it is to find the perfect gift. This year, consider giving the gift…
As in years past, Rustic Pathways students continued to make us proud in 2017 with their commitment to our mission to positively impact lives…