Are you looking for a more meaningful, rewarding experience than the typical Schoolies Week? The end of Year 12 is one of life's great milestones, and the celebration after your final exams should be an experience that you will be telling your friends about for many years.
Come and join one of our programs instead of the typical schoolies party week. Rustic offers you six exciting programs through November-December. Our trips typically focus on adventure, cross-cultural exchange and community service. The itineraries are packed full of activities, but blended with enough flexibility for you to relax and unwind after exams.
These programs are open to students from all over Australia who will graduate high school in 2014. You will meet other students who share similar interests and values, and you will more than likely form strong friendships that will last a lifetime.
Rustic Pathways provides leaders for all of our School Leaver programs. Each program has guides who will be with you during the trip to make it as memorable as possible. Of course, we know you're almost adults and want your independence, so these programs have a fairly relaxed feel. But our leaders will be there to ensure all students have a safe, memorable experience while travelling overseas. We select energetic, responsible leaders who get along well with 17-18 year old students.
School Leaver programs generally have a maximum group size of fifteen students. This means you will get to know the other students really well and the trips offers a more personalised travel experience.
School Leaver programs start and finish in the country of destination. Each program has a joining city overseas where you will meet your group and trip leaders. When you apply, we'll give you a time frame that you need to arrive/depart within. International flights are not included in the program price, but we can provide you with a competitive quote on airfares.
If one or two weeks is not long enough, then connect two trips together! These trips are designed to be combined so that you can extend your overseas experience. For example, spend a week volunteering at the orphanage in Thailand, then finish with two-weeks of island hopping and diving! Or spend a week in New Zealand then head to Fiji to raft, zip-line, snorkel and sail through the islands! Each program offers unique experiences, so you won't be doing the same things twice.
To open these trips to students who have not yet turned eighteen, our School Leaver programs are strictly alcohol and drug free. This is non-negotiable and all students must be aware of this prior to applying for these programs. We know some students will already be 18, but they will still need to follow our policies. Our School Leaver programs are also strictly only for students who have graduated high school in the weeks preceding the program.
Feel free to give us a call or send us an email, and we will be more than happy to tell you more about these programs.
Good luck with the rest of Year 12, and hopefully we'll see you at the end of the year!