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S P E C I A L P R O G R A M S Rustic Pathways

S U M M E R P R O G R A M S Tufts Summer Study Medford, MA

Authentic, Immersive, Volunteer Travel for Teens Come meet us! We have Open Houses in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Visit www.rusticpathways.com/events to see when we’re coming to your town. Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for students. We offer one to three-week spring break and summer experiences in 18 countries across the globe. Each program is carefully designed to help students

Tufts Summer Study is an opportunity for you to challenge and stretch yourself in new ways while getting a head start on your college career. With residential and commuter options, Tufts Summer Study is a pre-college program that (1) prepares high school juniors and seniors for the college admissions process, (2) equips them with practical knowledge on how to gain admission to the nation’s leading colleges and universities, and (3) helps them build the skills and confidence necessary to succeed at the collegiate level. Programs include Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing, Foundations of Law & Ethics, The Tufts Summer Writing Program, Health Science Honors, and College Courses for Seniors. Nearly 35 college courses are offered in the College Courses for Seniors program, and can be taken for credit with current Tufts and visiting undergraduate students. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to enrich their college preparatory experience by participating in a series of College Preparation Workshops, including SAT Prep workshops, College Application Essay Writing Series, and College Life & Planning Sessions. Additionally, residential students will spend six weeks immersed in a creative community that fosters academic excellence and will have the opportunity to visit a variety of cultural attractions and participate in tours of local colleges. During a summer at Tufts, students have a rare opportunity to investigate possible college majors and get a glimpse of college life. Tufts Summer Study is for highly motivated rising high school juniors and seniors who want to spend their summer studying alongside other highly motivated and academically-oriented peers in a world-class university setting. Tufts University offers over 250 courses in the summer— including online courses—with opportunities for high school students, college students, and adults looking to advance educational goals at a premier Boston-area university. At Tufts Summer Study, you will be immersed in intensive programs tailored to your academic interests. You will benefit from small class sizes in lecture- and lab-based courses with outstanding resident Tufts and visiting faculty. You will have full access to Tufts’ libraries, recreational facilities, and computer labs. You will benefit from the added value of a thorough college preparatory experience and a supportive academic community. At Tufts Summer Study, you will EXPLORE your academic interests, EXPERIENCE the college environment, and PREPARE for your college career. go.tufts.edu/summer

make meaning of their travel experiences, identify interests and passions, gain confidence, and grow as individuals. We believe travel should be a component of every education, andwe pride ourselves in creating unforgettable adventures that are fun, safe, inspiring, and educational. Our extensive year- round operations, top-notch country directors, and well- trained staff allow us to offer unmatched travel experiences. Rustic Pathways students do


not merely visit a new country; they immerse themselves in the villages and homes of our local staff, they work with community members on service projects designed to fit needs of that particular community, and they form lasting friendships with like-minded peers from around the world. With 96 different programs, Rustic Pathways has options for a variety of interests. Whether you’re a first-time traveler, a community service enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or just looking to expand your horizon, we have a program that you will enjoy. While most of our programs involve community service, we also offer Spanish and Chinese language programs, wilderness first aid certification, photography workshops, and pure adventure trips. No matter what program students choose, they will always have an authentic travel experience with supportive program leaders that enable them to learn and grow from their experience. We meticulously design each of our programs in a way that provides a transformative experience for our students. We encourage students to challenge themselves and expand their opinions, perspectives, and worldviews. Our programs prepare students to succeed in a globalized society and they also allow students to build character and discover the great reward of stepping out of their comfort zones and trying something new. We understand that choosing a travel program is a big decision – that’s why we’re here to support you and answer any questions you may have. We will be hosting multiple Open House events in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut throughout the year. To find out about upcoming Open Houses, request a catalog, or schedule a home visit, please visit us at rusticpathways.com or facebook.com/rusticpathways. You can also contact us by phone at 800.321.4353 and by email at rustic@rusticpathways.com


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