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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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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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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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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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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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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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Peru

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Rustic Pathways Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Wonderful 2 weeks in Peru - focused exploration

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Amazing

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.

Program: Highlands and Islands Service Immersion

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Life changing happiness

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Rediscover purpose in Thailand

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.

Program: Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Intro to community service in Fiji

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

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