Community Outreach

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

Travel Scholars

Youth Education Programs

Student Center/Center Advisory Board

Girl Scouts

World Travel 101

USA 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.

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.

Youth Education Programs

HI Chicago has a strong commitment to bring the world to the youth
of Chicago through our outreach programs. We educate our youth
about intercultural awareness and understanding. Youth Education,
click here.

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

Megan Johnson

Education Coordinator

[email protected]

Phone: 312-583-2221
Arielle Semmel

Educational Programs Coordinator

[email protected]

Phone: 312-583-2226

Community Outreach Index

Cultural Kitchen Program

Exchange Neighborhoods

Youth Education Programs

Student Center/Center Advisory Board

Girl Scout Patch

World Travel 101

USA Travel 101