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.

Program Dates

February 8th, 2018May 2nd, 2018 Very Limited
Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia
12 Weeks
$14,995 plus Airfare
Estimated Internal Airfare (Mandatory)
Fall, Spring
Program Types
Service & Exploration
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