Rustic Pathways Program Opportunities

Tanzania

Climbing Kili

Join us for one week of pure adventure climbing Africa's tallest peak and the world's tallest freestanding volcano. Feel the awe and accomplishment rush over you as you finally...

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Myanmar

Irrawaddy Village Service

Form connections with Burmese students as you lead English-language activities and run a day camp in a village along the Irrawaddy River. Admire the splendor of Bagan's ancient...

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Dominican Republic

Island Living and Eco-Service (Spring Break)

Explore mangroves, reef formations, and marine wildlife at Los Haitises National Park and Samaná peninsula. Get your hands dirty as you work on ecological restoration projects...

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Costa Rica

Surf and Service (Spring Break)

Learn to surf or take your skills to the next level during this one-week, spring break program. Live at our base house and soak in the laid-back culture of beach town life....

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Costa Rica

Traveling Soccer and Service Team

Get ready to travel, work, and play your heart out on this intensive two-week soccer and service project through the heart of Costa Rica. Using the game you love as a medium,...

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Australia

Island Survival

This is Survivor Rustic style! Undergo mental and physical challenges after you’re marooned on a deserted island. Carrying only three items of your choice, you will learn...

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Australia

The Minke Whale Research Expedition

Join a four-day live-aboard dive expedition and partner with marine biologists to research Dwarf Minke Whales. During this exclusive expedition, you’ll venture to the far...

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Cuba

Innovation in Action: Cuba

Turn your ideas into solutions! Sharpen your critical-thinking and design skills with this 2-week crash course on design-thinking where you’ll help solve real world problems....

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Cuba

Viva Cuba! Culture and Conservation

Experience Cuba from a local perspective. Work alongside conservationists and farmers, hike through beautiful waterfalls, and, of course, explore historic Havana.

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China

Silk Road Service

Step outside the big cities and into the lesser-known countryside of the Yunnan province where you'll interact with ethnic minority groups and volunteer with the Heart 2

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Tanzania

African Wildlife Conservation

Work with the famous Jane Goodall Institute and gain hands-on experience in wildlife research. You'’ll become the ultimate safari biologist when spotting chimpanzees in...

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United States

Beyond Capitol Hill: Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment

Become a teacher and mentor to the refugee youth of Baltimore, Maryland and get a chance to explore our nation's capital and its gorgeous monuments. Learn about humanitarian...

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United States

California Dreaming

Join us in our road trip through the gorgeous Golden State! From San Francisco to Monterey, we’ll hike and camp through the state’s best national parks and enjoy the

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United States

Off the Map: Alaska

Venture into America'’s last frontier to explore the gorgeous glacier view that Denali National Park has to offer while sharpening your camping and survival skills!

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Australia

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Project (College Program)

Designed for our college students, this program partners Rustic Pathways with the Australia Zoo to give students a chance to explore the rare plants and animals in the wild...

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Thailand

Elephants and Amazing Thailand (College Program)

Created specifically for college students, this program is the ultimate experience for animal lovers and those interested in conservation. Learn how to guide, communicate,...

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Thailand

Southeast Asian Adventurer

Discover the lush landscape of Thailand and Laos by climbing the Wat Phou, hiking the Phousi Mountain, and exploring the untouched wonders of the Thailand's hidden beaches.

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Thailand

Elephant Training and the Hill Tribe Experience

Join us for a two-week program that begins with a week of educational service at the Rustic Pathways Children's Home on the Thai-Burma border, and then transitions into a...

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Thailand

Wilderness First Responder

Join us for a two-week adventure service program at our Ricefields Service Base in Northern Thailand. Work with local Thai and Lao professionals as you work together to get...

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Thailand

The Rustic Pathways Children's Home

Join us for a week-long stay at the serene Rustic Pathways Children's Home in Northern Thailand. Teach English local Karen schoolchildren from the nearby mountain villages...

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Morocco

Souqs and Service

This is a two-week adventure service program in the villages of the Atlas Mountains. Provide any combination of educational, environmental, infrastructural, or economic service...

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Laos

Sticky Rice Service Adventure

This experience is designed for those with an adventurous heart who want to have a variety of experiences in Laos. To be eligible for this trip, students must be between

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Laos

Come With Nothing: The Mekong Expedition

This is a three-week adventure service expedition down the Mekong River through Laos and Thailand. Immerse yourself in local village life and culture during homestay experiences...

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Morocco

Advanced Photography Workshop

Known for its golden sand dunes, desolate mountains, and colorful spice markets, Morocco is home to stunning landscapes and striking imagery - offering limitless opportunities...

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Morocco

Moroccan Wanderer

Spend two-weeks of adventuring across Morocco while providing valuable service on the side. Ride camels in the Sahara, homestay in a local village, visit the Todra Gorge,...

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Ghana

Off the Map: Ghana

Akwabaa and welcome to a grand adventure across West Africa's most welcoming country. You will travel by tro-tro from the remote villages in Ghana's north to the castle-studded...

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Tanzania

Safari and a Splash of Paradise

Join us for one week of pure adventure that begins with safaris through two incredible national parks and ends with relaxation, sailing, and snorkeling off the white-sand...

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Tanzania

Culture in the Crater

Join us for a two-week, service-heavy adventure program in rural villages along the edge of the immense Ngorongoro Crater. Provide valuable educational service with local...

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United States

Rebuilding New Orleans

Join us to help rebuild homes and community gardens damaged by Hurricane Katrina for two weeks while exploring eccentric New Orleans on the side. Explorations include an

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United States

Rebuilding New Orleans: Spring Break

Join us to help rebuild homes and community gardens damaged by Hurricane Katrina for two weeks while exploring eccentric New Orleans on the side. Explorations include an

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Multiple Countries

The Wonders and Riches of Southeast Asia

Join us for a two-week luxury adventure program through Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Stay in the region's best hotels, dine in celebrated restaurants,...

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Thailand

Community Health and Wilderness First Aid

Join us to spend one week living at our Ricefields Service Base while you obtain WFA (Wilderness First Aid) and CPR certifications, and then put those skills to use by providing...

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Thailand

Tribal Issues: Youth in Remote Areas of Southeast Asia

Join us for a two-week adventure service program in tribal areas along the Thai-Burma border. Travel from village to village as you learn about the challenges faced by villagers,...

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Thailand

Island Hopping and Diving

Join us for a two-week adventure program in Southern Thailand. Snorkel and scuba dive while you observe stunning marine life in these tropical waters, explore lush island...

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Thailand

The Hill Tribe Support and Refugee Camp Experience

Join us for a two-week stay at our beautiful base in Mae Sariang while working at the Rustic Pathways Children's Home. Help educate 25 local hill tribe students and visit...

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Thailand

Come with Nothing, Go Home Rich

Join us for a challenging three-week service program in three rural villages along Western Thailand. Arrive with just one pair of clothes as you bargain for the rest of your...

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Thailand

The Thai Elephant Conservation Project

Join us for a one-week service experience at the Royal Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Northern Thailand. Work daily with your elephant friends under the supervision...

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Thailand

The Amazing Thailand Adventure

Join us for a week-long, action-packed adventure across Thailand from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Trek through remote hill tribe villages in the northern mountains, relax on sandy...

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Thailand

Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Join us for a two-week service-heavy adventure trip at our Ricefields Service Base in Northeastern Thailand. Choose between nine week-long service projects for each week

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Intro to Community Service in Thailand

Join us for a week-long version of our Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children community service program at our Ricefields Service Base. Choose between nine valuable community...

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Australia

Awesome Aussie Service Adventure

A two-week service exploration into the Outback and along the Sunshine Coast. Make a difference with local schoolchildren while also surfing, hiking, ogling at wildlife and...

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Australia

Seven Wonders of Australia

A two-week journey through the heart of the Land Down Under to witness the absolute best that Australia has to offer. This program combines adventure in the Outback, Glasshouse...

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Australia

You, A 'Roo, and Australia Zoo

A week-long, service-heavy program that emphasizes environmental and wildlife conservation and places students as volunteers alongside rare, exotic animals at Steve Irwin's...

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Australia

Epic Outback

A two-week long, authentic backroads service expedition through the remote regions of Northern Australia, this trip from Rustic Pathways heavily emphasizes community service...

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China

Chinese Language Immersion

This is a two-week comprehensive private, or group-based language immersion experience in Shanghai. Stay on campus for the feeling of a real university-like experience and...

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China

Panda Conservation and Wild China

This is a two-week adventure service trip through wild China. Care for Giant Panda friends at the Panda Conservation Center in Ya'an and interact with other exotic animals...

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India

Children of India

Known for its brilliant colors, friendly people, and delicious cuisine, Rajasthan is considered the heart of India and will offer the perfect glimpse into traditional culture....

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India

Himalayan Photo Expedition

Join us on a two-week journey through the incredible world of India! Women in vibrant saris fill your camera frames, vendors bargain in the city marketplaces, and a colorful...

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India

Service in the Clouds

This is a two-week adventure service program that includes homestay with local Indian and Tibetan families in the shadow of the Himalayan Mountains. Complete educational

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Costa Rica

Spanish Language Immersion

This program is perfect for students of every level, from those who have never studied the language to those who have finished four years of high school Spanish. After a

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Costa Rica

Surf and Service

Relax and immerse yourself in the tranquil flow of life in the friendly Tico beach town of Bahia Ballena. Stunning sunsets, palm-fringed beaches, and clear blue water will...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rican Adventurer

This is a two-week version of our Carribean Adrenaline program that covers the entirety of this breathtaking country. Covers all the Carribean Adrenaline activities and adds...

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Costa Rica

Bribri Indigenous Culture and Serivce

Live and provide valuable service for one week to local villages in the Talamanca Mountain Range while immersing yourself in Bri Bri culture. Includes an overnight river

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Costa Rica

Caribbean Adrenaline

This is a week-long program jam-packed full of pure adventure and adrenaline along the Carribean coast. Thrill inducing activities include: whitewater rafting, kayacking,...

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Costa Rica

Heart of the Jungle

This is a two-week backroads adventure service program that ventures into the incredible biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula. Combine camping, adrenaline pumping activities,...

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Costa Rica

Summer Camp Leadership in Costa Rica

This is the only exclusively children-based community service program in CR. Earn 70 community service hours over the course of two weeks working as a summer camp counselor...

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Costa Rica

Sarapiqui: A Tropical Service Adventure

This a week-long adventure service program in the remote Sarapiqui region. Live in luxurious tent suites in the rainforest while providing valuable educational and infrastructural...

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Costa Rica

Nicoya Turtle Expedition

Join an expedition to help save the endangered sea turtle! Spend one week working in a stunning landscape, living amidst exotic wildlife, enjoying beautiful sunsets, and

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Costa Rica

Introduction to Community Service in Costa Rica

This is one week of service and adventure at our Volcano & Rainforest base. Complete various educational and infrastructural service projects in the surrounding communities...

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Costa Rica

Young Explorers

This is a two-week adventure service program exclusively for middle schoolers across the entire country. This program combines educational and infrastructural service with...

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Costa Rica

The Turtle Conservation Project

Live for a week in an actual park ranger station on a private, protected beach in a wildlife refuge as you work to save endangered sea turtles. Be sure to surf and zip line...

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Fiji

Intro to Community Service in Fiji

A Real Introduction to Community Service Wake up to the morning sun rising over the Pacific Ocean and get ready for an exciting day in a South Seas paradise. Introduction...

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Fiji

Sun, Sand, and International Service

Join us for two weeks, four weeks or the entire summer on Sun, Sand and Service at the Rustic Pathways Eco-Lodge. Spend your days contributing to a variety of meaningful

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Fiji

Fiji Diver's Dream

Grab Your Gear! Fiji is comprised of 330 islands that are spread across the glistening waters of the South Pacific. The nation is renowned for its crystal-clear water,

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Marine Service and Adventure

Fiji is home to the third-largest reef system in the world and thousands of exotic marine species. Most tourists who come to this island nation dive in its warm waters and...

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Fiji

Pacific Adrenaline

Pacific Adrenaline is an exciting three-week exploratory trip through Fiji and New Zealand, designed for seasoned student travelers and created with a small group of adventurers...

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Fiji

Big Fiji Explorer

Big Fiji Explorer is one of our most popular adventures. It has enough action to keep seasoned explorers' adrenaline flowing, and it is also a great introduction to travel...

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Escape to the Fiji Islands

Have you ever dreamed of living on a beautiful remote island and experiencing the thrill of tropical adventures? Escape to The Fiji Islands is a brilliant combination of

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Dominican Republic

Life in the Bateyes

This is a two-week service-heavy adventure trip through the Dominican Republic that combines educational and infrastructural service in the Batey communities with both rural...

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Dominican Republic

Island Living and Eco Service

This is a week-long adventure service trip in the tropical Samana Peninsula. Community service focuses on environmental conservation and improvement of local infrastructure.

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Dominican Republic

Summer Camp Leadership in the Dominican Republic

Develop leadership skills on this program over the course of two weeks and 70 community service hours in the Dominican Republic. Camping, rafting, hiking the Dominican Alps,...

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Peru

Lake Titicaca Service Adventure

This is a two-week adventure service program through southern Peru and the areas surrounding beautiful Lake Titicaca. Trek through Colca Canyon to bubblingn hotsprings, visit...

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Peru

Sacred Valley Service

Sacred Valley Service is great for students who want to visit Machu Picchu, participate in adventure activities, and work on construction based service projects. The accommodations...

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Peru

Off the Map: Peru

This is a two-week long backroads adventure through rural Peru. Travel the Amazon, hike through the Andes, visit Machu Picchu, and provide valuable infrastuctural service...

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Andes to Amazon

Students looking to experience the Amazon Rainforest, but also wanting to work side-by-side with locals on community service projects are ideal for the Amazon and Lunahuana...

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Cambodia

Floating Village Service Expedition

Take a ride on our Rustic Pathways boat down Cambodia's Tonle Sap River as you stop into floating villages to meet locals, teach English, and learn about floating village...

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Cambodia

From the Ground Up: A Seminar in International Development

For students interested in learning about international development and non-profit work, this program is an ideal, hands-on introduction. Meet with various NGOs in Phnom

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Cambodia

Off the Map: Cambodia

Take an adventurous road trip across the country of Cambodia as our fun-loving local staff show you the best sights, hidden gems, and rural villages of their country. This...

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Mongolia

Off the Map: Mongolia

This is a three-week adventure service program with extra emphasis on the adventure. When you're not providing valuable community health and educational service to local

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Cambodia

Snapshots of Southeast Asia

Experience a homestay in a floating village while learning about Cambodian history and exploring the majestic Angkor Wat. Take one excursion into Laos and experience Luang...

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China

Marvels of China

This is a week-long cross country adventure through ancient China. Walk the Great Wall, explore Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, visit the Terracotta Army...

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Costa Rica

Ramp Up Your Spanish

This program is a one-week homestay in the mountain town of Turrialba that features half-days of language classes with rainforest adventure activities in the afternoons.

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Dominican Republic

Introduction to Public Health in the Caribbean

This is a two-week adventure service program on the eastern coast of the DR. Spend time learning about local public health issues while practicing your Spanish in a medical...

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Dominican Republic

Marine Life and Coastal Restoration

This is a two-week adventure service program focused on enironmental conservation and research. Spend your free time relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of Bayahibe or...

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Dominican Republic

Mountain Air and Village Service

This is a week-long adventure service trip based in the mountainous villages of the remote DR. Provide educational and infrastructural service while immersing yourself in...

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Fiji

Highlands and Islands Service Immersion

Come to know the real culture of the native Fijians who have inhabited these islands for thousands of years and whose cultural traditions and knowledge of the natural world...

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India

Namaste India

This is a two-week adventure program that covers breathtaking monuments and cultural sites throughout Northern and Southern India, including the Taj Mahal.

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Indian Wildlife Conservation

This is a week-long adventure service program in Agra where you work with Wildlife SOS to learn about conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and the Indian environment while...

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Peru

Peru by Backpack

For our super adventurous students who want to sharpen their backpacking skills, get ready for one of our most independent student programs! Create, plan, and embark on your...

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Dominican Republic

Life in the Bateyes (Spring Break)

Make it a meaningful spring break by working on building and renovating homes in marginalized Haitian-Dominican communities called Bateyes.

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Cambodia

The Cambodia Children's Project

Spend the week enriching the lives of Cambodian children by teaching English and work on other community improvement projects with a local organization, the BSDA (Buddhism...

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