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.
Adventure and exploration on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
Get to know the Tico people during construction, environmental, and social projects.
Exciting service and thrilling adventure at the Volcano and Rainforest Service Base
Live, surf, work, and play in a beautiful Pacific beach community
Learn about traditional culture while engaging in service projects and adventure activities
A project to expand access to income producing jobs for youth with mental disabilities
A service expedition into the heart of rural Costa Rica
Service and cultural exchange in a traditional Bribri community
A high-adrenaline adventure and exploration of Costa Rica’s natural wonderlands
Turtle conservation and environmental adventures on the North Pacific coast beaches
An off-the-tourist-track service adventure through the Yunnan Province
Small group classes or private instruction for a custom learning environment
Help protect China’s iconic and endangered giant pandas
Connect to local youth and expand their access to education
Journey through remote Cambodia to explore the country’s rich cultural tapestry
An opportunity to learn and travel with other change makers around the world
A professionally led photo expedition through Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Experience Cambodian river life and lend a hand to communities in need