About Our Programs

There are four ways for students to travel with us. Students and teachers can travel together as a school group at any time of year. Individual students can enrol in a Rustic Trip and travel with like-minded peers during the holidays, independently of their family and school. Beyond Year 12, we offer alternative schoolies programs and three-month semesters for students during their gap year.

Groups

Service Learning Journeys for Schools

Teachers – these are our programs for you. We partner with schools around the world to deliver innovative, educational programs that extend your curriculum beyond the classroom. Rustic’s vision is for travel to be an essential part of every student’s education, for public and private school students. Our group journeys are custom designed for each school and include pre- travel and post-travel engagement.

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Rustic Trips

Open Enrolment High School Travel

Students – travel during the school holidays without your parents or teachers. Rustic Trips are open-enrolment programs for 14- to 18-year-olds from around the world! Some students come with a friend, but most come by themselves and make new friends on the trip. You will travel with Rustic Pathways leaders, local staff, and 10-15 students. With more than 90 programs in 19 countries, our range of Rustic Trips is truly unique.

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Schoolies

Alternative Schoolies Week Programs

Step away from the crowds and turn your schoolies week into the trip of a lifetime! Rustic Pathways offers trips at the end of year 12 for schoolies from around Australia. Come and join a volunteer or adventure program in exotic Fiji, amazing Thailand, or wild New Zealand, or get some friends together and contact us to organise your own custom trip. Instead of having a week that you’ll soon forget, join others for a week that’s unforgettable!

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Gap Year

Travel Beyond High School

Rustic offers three-month Gap semesters for students aged 18- 23. Our semesters provide different opportunities for travel, cultural immersion, service and noncognitive skills development. Choose from service and adventure, Spanish language immersion, or internships with partner organisations. Semesters run February to May and September to December.

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