Golden Lands and World Heritage 


From remote villages to modern cities and sacred ruins to tropical islands, this semester traces a spectacular route through southeast Asia’s celebrated sites and best-kept secrets. While exploring history, encountering traditional cultures, living like a local, and contributing to community-driven service projects, you will gain a profound understanding of the region. In each country, you’ll be welcomed and guided by Rustic Pathways Program Leaders, both local and international, who will allow you to easily and meaningfully engage with authentic Southeast Asian life.

Explore the stories history of each new destination and gain first-hand knowledge about the region’s current events. We have many long-term service initiatives here, in the floating villages of the Tonlé Sap lake in Cambodia to the villages of our local staff from Laos. You’ll also spend time getting to know students at the Rustic Pathways Children’s Home from Thailand’s rural Hill Tribe villages and help students practice their English at a school for monks in Myanmar. After completing the semester, you’ll have gained a broad understanding of the varied cultures and history of Southeast Asia.

Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia
Starting Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Ending Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
12 Weeks
Ages: 17 - 22
Cost: $14,995 USD plus Airfare
Estimated Internal Airfare (Mandatory): $1,195
Season: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Service & Exploration
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September 12December 4 Available
February 8May 2 Available

There will be two semesters held for this program, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Each semester lasts 12 weeks.

Fall 2017: September 12 to December 4

Spring 2018: February 8 to May 2