The Rustic Difference

With a commitment to safety, service learning, and global responsibility, Rustic Pathways is an industry leader in educational travel.

Service Learning and Community Engagement

Through our work, we are committed to decreasing our environmental footprint, stimulating local economies, providing direct support for communities, and teaching our students responsible travel practices. We spend time with our local partners and community members to understand their priorities. We then design service projects that address community needs and allow you and your students to make a positive impact, while engaging with local culture.


Commitment to Safety

Rustic Pathways takes the health and well-being of our students very seriously. While we believe in the transformative power of expanding one’s boundaries, we are heavily invested in managing the risks of doing so. Our comprehensive training programs, year-round presence in countries, rigorous safety standards, and continued commitment to evaluating risks ensure we exceed industry expectations.


Our Dedication to You

As your partner, we support you in preparing for your departure, and remain available to your students’ families throughout your trip. We help you identify your ideal itinerary and design a curriculum fit for your educational goals. Whether your goal is to expose your students to a new culture, challenge them to step outside their comfort zones, or take service-learning to the next level, we’ll work with you to customize an experience that’s perfect for you and your students.


Our Staff

Our exceptional staff members are the backbone of our organization. Their diverse backgrounds provide a profound understanding of the destinations we visit and offer one-of-a-kind experiences. They are professional leaders who will ensure that you and your students have a fun, empowering, and safe experience with us.