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The Refugee Education Project

The Refugee Education Project

Assist and mentor refugee youth in Baltimore and explore historic Washington D.C. Learn about the history and legislation surrounding refugee resettlement in Baltimore and aid in the development of literacy skills of refugee students. Engage in the local community by connecting with neighbors and non-profits. Before heading home, explore the national monuments and museums in Washington D.C. and catch a major league baseball game at Camden Yards.

Components of a Critical Issues Program

  1. Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world.
  2. Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings and film screenings.
  3. Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics.
  4. Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
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.
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Carry-On

A school backpack is ideal.

  • Passport/Photo ID
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book
  • Travel journal for daily reflections
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Additional community service forms
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways Emergency contacts
  • The students will travel to Washington D.C and areas outside of Baltimore for sightseeing trips.
Checked Luggage

A 60-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

  • Socks (8-10)
  • Underwear (8-10)
  • Pants/Capris/Jeans (2)
  • Shorts (3-5)
  • Long sleeved shirt (1-2)
  • Hoodie/sweatshirt (1-2)
  • T-shirt (7-9)
  • Tank tops (3-5)
  • Nice outfit for a night out (1-2)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Rain Jacket
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
  • Hat
  • Headlamp/flashlight

Toiletries

(travel sized containers packed in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream
Important Reminders

Please bring appropriate attire for service days. Shorts should have a 3″ or longer inseam. Tank tops are not appropriate for service in the schools, please bring t-shirts.