Traveling abroad prepares high school students for academic, professional, and personal success.
Rustic Pathways travel experiences are intentionally designed to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that not only lead to that success, but also create responsible global citizens.
The impact from these experiences lasts a lifetime.
Students who travel abroad with Rustic Pathways immerse in other cultures while visiting some of the world's most beautiful places and develop lifelong friendships with like-minded people from every corner of the globe.
The experiences you have while traveling internationally can help you identify your passions, and academic and career paths.
After returning home, channel those interests into a future life path that aligns with the true you!
Students who travel with Rustic Pathways develop an important global perspective by participating in service projects that benefit local communities.
Exploring a new culture helps students better understand their place in the world and how their decisions impact others. It’s essential that all future leaders develop a global perspective that will enable them to find creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Students take part in powerful service initiatives benefiting a host community in northeastern Thailand.
Teach English, build homes, cook delicious Thai food, and contribute to sustainable development near The Ricefields Base in Udon Thani.
The ultimate South Pacific adventure experience! This three-week excursion through Fiji and New Zealand is for the adventurous student.
Hike, swim, snorkel, kayak, and scuba dive in the Fiji Islands (with an option to skydive), then head to New Zealand to blackwater raft down caves.
This trip begins in Nasivikoso, a mountain village where you connect with a Fijian host family.
Once you're settled, you will spend your days working on construction and renovation initiatives for the village school. And there's a reward waiting for all your hard work: you get to swim, snorkle, and relax on the beaches of Kuata Island!
Begin by whitewater rafting the Pacuare River, then spend three days leadership training while planning a creative summer day camp for local Costa Rican children!
You'll also get to enjoy ziplining, a coffee demonstration, relaxing in natural hot springs, and a boat trip to a tropical island paradise before heading home.
Travel and contribute to community service projects, learn a new skill, or get practical work experience while immersing yourself in another culture.
We offer one-, two-, and three-week spring break and summer experiences, gap year programs, and custom group trips in more than 20 countries. Programs are carefully designed to help students make meaning of their travel experiences, identify interests and passions, gain confidence, and grow as individuals.
Across the globe, our local staff fosters lasting relationships with the communities in which we work, enabling our students to have immersive and authentic travel and service experiences.