Rustic Trips are open-enrolment travel programs for high school students. There are over 90 of these programs available around the globe during June and July. Students sign up for these programs individually and then travel with other students from around the world, guided by our trained program leaders. These programs are run by our USA office.
Don’t worry – you won’t really be on your own. Everyone else on the program will be in the same boat as you, and you’ll quickly make friends. After many of our Rustic Trips, students tell us that the other “strangers” on their program have become life-long friends. Think of this as an incredible opportunity to meet new people, and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with great new friends! You can also sign up with a friend from home, if you’d prefer to travel with someone you know.
Use the search function to find a specific program, or simply browse through all the options we have available.
A challenging and rewarding journey for outdoor enthusiasts
Cultural and language exchange with Karen youth in Northern Thailand
Obtain Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications while gaining hands-on medical experience
Service at the RPCH, in remote villages, and at a refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border
Seven rewarding service projects at the Ricefields Service Base
Learn about conservation efforts alongside elephant caregivers with other college students
A fantastic adventure combining elephants with the best sights in the Land of Smiles
A hands-on project working directly with elephants at a world-renowned facility
Discover the tropical wonders and exotic islands of beautiful southern Thailand
A glimpse of life at Rustic Pathways’ most popular community service base
Take action to help address the global water crisis on a local level
Hands-on training with animal and environmental conservation initiatives
Experience the adventure of a lifetime during an expedition to the top of Africa
Village community service on the edge of the immense Ngorongoro Crater
Immersion in Tanzanian village life on a unique service adventure
Dive deep into the critical issues surrounding access to education and opportunities for women
Camp out, engage with the community, and work on meaningful potable water projects in rural Peru