Hostelling International Chicago

Community Outreach

Educational Programs

Click on one of our programs under the index, and read below about HI-Chicago’s community outreach programs.

Community Outreach Index
Cultural Kitchen Program
Exchange Neighborhoods                                                                                                                           Community Walls
Student Center/Center Advisory Board
Girl Scouts
World Travel 101

Cultural Kitchen Youth Outreach Program
Celebrates the Cultural Spice of Life! Throughout history and around the globe, people have gathered around a meal to meet, to plan, to settle disputes, to make friendships, and build community. In that spirit of understanding, Hostelling International – Chicago established the Cultural Kitchen Youth Outreach program. Cultural Kitchen, click here.

Exchange Neighborhoods
A n educational youth outreach program that teaches high school students from Chicago’s often segregated and culturally isolated neighborhoods to build pride around their own culture, while opening their minds to learn about a new neighborhood and culture of their peers. For more information, click here.

Community Walls
What is it like to live in your neighborhood? The Community Walls program asks youth this question and gives them the opportunity to respond through original creative expression. Throughout the process, participants learn to appreciate their own and their community’s cultural heritage and become ready to share experiences with people beyond these borders. For more information, click here.

Travel Education – Get out and see the world!
A specialty of Hostelling International is travel education. Several workshops and lectures are presented regularly. Informative travel programs are offered in addition to educational topics which include Traveling Solo, Women Travelers, and for the beginning traveler. World Travel Resources, click here.

Student Center at HI-Chicago
With the presentation of a valid Student ID Card university and college students are invited to use the “center” and participate in all hostel-organized programs and activities. Visiting students will find a center enriched by international travelers. For the Student Center, click here.

Girl Scout Troops
Hostelling engenders a spirit of adventure, interaction, and discovery. Hostels provide a setting that is safe, clean, environmentally sensitive, comfortable, and friendly. Troop leaders will find hostel stays are easy to plan, affordable, and fun. Troops find hostels to be a great place to build friendships, develop a sense of community, and meet international travelers. HI-Chicago offers an array of program options to add to your adventure. Girl Scouts, click here.

World Travel 101 – Get out and see the world!
A specialty of Hostelling International is travel education. Several workshops and lectures are presented regularly. Informative travel programs are offered in addition to educational topics which include Traveling Solo, Women Travelers, and for the beginning traveler. World Travel Resources, click here.

For more information about the outstanding educational youth programs at the hostel, please contact:

 

Hannah Lanis

Education Coordinator

 

Arielle Semmel

Educational Programs Coordinator

 

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