At Rustic Pathways, we work at the intersection of education, travel, and philanthropy. Our programs facilitate life-changing educational experiences for students and use travel and philanthropy to achieve sustainable development in the cities, towns, and villages where we work. Focusing on this goal allows us to provide transformative experiences for students while having a positive impact on local communities. Mission: Rustic Pathways empowers students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world. Vision: Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where: Travel is accepted as an essential part of every education. Travel is a model of sustainable development. All people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective.