Rustic Pathways Programs
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...
Rustic Pathways Reviews
Wonderful 2 weeks in Peru - focused exploration
Submitted by Mary Matlack - San Jose United States | July 31, 2017
My daughter spent two weeks in Peru on Rustic Pathways. The pre-trip preparation with RP was amazing - hands down the most sophisticated and thoughtful online application process I have ever encountered. The information given was thorough and practical. My daughter was well prepared. They also provided pre-trip suggestions for her to interview people in her local community about issues related to her program. Once in country, I was never worried about her. RP kept me informed as needed and upon her return, the experience is her own - sharing pictures and anecdotes, but internalizing her experience and planning her next adventure with service and purpose. She loved this critical issues program - the emphasis on learning and helping was a grounding part of her experience. She loved being more than a tourist and Rustic Pathways certainly made this possible in a professional and exciting way.
Program: Off the Map: Peru
Submitted by Natalie Bollheimer - Aurora High School | July 13, 2017
This experience was life-changing for me and something I will treasure forever. It was an amazing experience to integrate with and help the community. Immersion in and learning about the culture opened my eyes to a whole new world. Thank you for the opportunity.
Life changing happiness
Submitted by Molly Antebi - Riverwood | July 06, 2017
I was astonished by how amazing and unknown Fiji is. I have never met such warm, loving, and genuinely kind people as Fijians are. The experiences in this country are like no other. Every day is an adventure whether it is snorkeling, kayaking, Island hopping, jumping off a waterfall, or skydiving. Felt safe every minute, guards even sleep outside your room. Food is great even for picky eaters.
Program: Big Fiji Explorer
Rediscover purpose in Thailand
Submitted by Gabi - Riverdale Country School | July 04, 2017
My trip to Thailand through rustic pathways was a life changer. I went from home to home when arriving in south east Asia. From the rustic staff to the community you are working with everyone has something to offer making the trip a success.
Intro to community service in Fiji
Submitted by Brooke - Harvard Westlake | July 03, 2017
I can honestly say hands down that this trip was the best, most rewarding experience of my life. The culture was vibrant and the natives were extremely welcoming. Being able to help kids that have very little left a lasting impact within me. Everything from the housing to activities was perfect. I am confident that I will continue to take part in Rustic Pathways trips!
Program: Intro to Community Service in Fiji