Rebuilding New Orleans

Rebuilding New Orleans

Assist in the ongoing rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Damages from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 can still be seen throughout the city. Work with local organizations to rebuild homes and participate in community-building initiatives. After work, explore the French Quarter, try some spicy jambalaya, snack on beignets, and relax and unwind as you listen to live music in the birthplace of jazz. Live bands, fresh jambalaya, and friendly locals will show you the true meaning of Southern hospitality. Learn more about New Orleans history, culture and people, and laissez le bon temps rouler!

Students love the culture in New Orleans and the pride that citizens have for their city!

Departure Dates
  1. June 26 - July 09, 2021

  2. July 10 - July 23, 2021

Program Profile
Program Profile

Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Below is your packing list, and for those of you looking for some extra guidance on what to bring, check out the packing guide.


A school backpack is ideal.

  • Passport/Photo ID
  • Photocopy/picture of passport/photo ID
  • Wallet/money
  • Book
  • Journal and pens
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • 1 change of clothes
  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt
  • Raincoat
  • Reusable water bottle!
  • Medication
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Additional community service forms if needed
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
  • Snacks
Checked Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack.


  • Socks (8-14)
  • Underwear (14)
  • Pants/Capris/Jeans/Leggings (3-5)
  • Shorts (3-5)
  • Long service shorts (1)
  • Long sleeved shirt (1-2)
  • T-shirts/Tank tops (10-15)
  • Nicer outfit for a night out – (1-2)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Hard-soled shoes/work boots (can be sneakers)
  • Hat


(travel sized containers packed in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Oxybenzone-free sunscreen (reef-safe)
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream


  • Pillow with pillowcase (optional)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
Rustic Gear

Want to get all your shopping done for your program in one place? We’ve got you covered. Check out Rustic Gear and get all the essentials sent right to your door.