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NHSMUN Add-On Travel Experience

NHSMUN Add-On Travel Experience

Get the most from NHSMUN by adding a Rustic Pathways travel program in historic Washington, D.C. or vibrant New Orleans.

NHSMUN has partnered with Rustic Pathways to extend the conference experience and gain incredible travel opportunities. Explore the National Mall and visit Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, or build homes as part of the ongoing hurricane recovery effort and stroll through the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Washington D.C.

Explore what Washington D.C. has to offer through visiting historic landmarks, eating at iconic restaurants and learning about the people who live in this unique community. Experience some of Washington D.C.’s most iconic sites and vibrant museums to discover the varying aspects of American Identity, history and its interactions with the world.

Take this opportunity to apply the Model UN skills of globalism, diplomacy, and cultural understanding to reflect on the complex history of the United States domestically and abroad!

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New Orleans

Situated on the edge the Mississippi River and the mighty Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans has strong French, Spanish, African, and Native American roots. Learn about the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and help with the ongoing Katrina relief effort by assisting with home construction projects and interact with local families. New Orleans after Katrina is a useful case study to consider how governments and communities respond to natural disaster. Engage with relevant stakeholder organizations on the ground and reflect on the critical issues facing the communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. After service, explore the French Quarter, try traditional local foods, and take a swamp tour before heading home.

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After my service trip, I realized that I don’t need to travel to far away places to help, I can also do that within my community and country. I now am more aware of what issues my own community is facing and how and what I can help with. I volunteer and fundraise even more now in my community and hope to continue to do so.

Quote by: Bronte Grimmer | Beijing, China Rustic Pathways, 2017

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About Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways has been the leader in global teen travel and community service programs since 1983. Through purposeful design, we create culturally-immersive travel programs for middle school, high school, and college students, customizable teacher-led trips for school groups, and gap year semesters for recent high school grads.

Rustic was named the Best Youth Travel Operator in 2018 by the World Youth and Student Educational Travel Confederation for the third time in four years. Outside Magazine named Rustic one of its Best Places to Work in 2018 for the third consecutive year.