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.


Service-learning 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.

Rustic Trips

Open-enrolment student 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.


Travel for students aged 17-19

Are you between the ages of 17 – 19, passionate about travel and looking to have a positive impact in the world? Or are you trying to figure out your next move…what to study, where to work, and how to go about this thing called ‘life’? Travelling could be the best thing for you and our Pathfinders programs are just the right fit.

Gap Year

Semesters after 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.