HI New York City Hostel

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Programs at HI New York City Hostel

Daily Activities & Events

When you stay at HI New York City Hostel, we’ll show you what New York is really all about! Sure, we’ll help you see the sights that you’ve always dreamed about, but we’ll also share our favorite local gems so you can experience New York through the eyes of a New Yorker. Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends, our daily tours and events are a great way to meet other travelers from different places and cultures.

For a detailed schedule, visit our Calendar page.

Educational Programs

HI NYC is proud to serve not only the thousands of travelers from across America and around the world who stay at our hostel each year, but also the surrounding community. HI NYC offers a variety of educational programs focused on improving cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation, developing intercultural communication skills and fostering a passion for travel among people of all ages and backgrounds to create a more tolerant world.

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Study Abroad: Why You Should, How You Can

Studying abroad is a life-changing journey with great personal, academic and professional benefits. If you’ve ever thought about studying abroad but weren’t sure how, you won’t want to miss HI NYC and Diversity Abroad’s overnight workshop, Study Abroad 101: Why You Should, How You Can.

Cost: $10 includes snacks, dinner, breakfast and overnight stay at the hostel

  • Learn about the various types of study abroad options
  • Learn ways to finance study abroad
  • Discuss how to prepare to immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Make dinner with your fellow participants and trade tips and ideas
  • Hear from Study Abroad students about their experience
  • Join one of the hostel’s evening activities and meet travelers from around the world
  • Stay in one of the hostel’s dorm rooms overnight

For more information email education.newyork@hiusa.org or call 646-766-1518.

Cultural Kitchen

Cultural Kitchen is a standards-based, experiential learning program that helps students articulate their own cultural identities while gaining a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, diverse global cultures. Participants complete several research assignments about another country’s cultural norms and then demonstrate what they learned by preparing a meal and presenting their research on the country’s culture and cultural identity to guests at HI New York City.

The program:

  • Aligns with Common Core Standards
  • Aligns with AACU VALUE Rubrics
  • Achieves measurable outcomes in the areas of intercultural knowledge, civic engagement and global learning
  • Encourages intercultural communication and tolerance

Program Includes:

  • One classroom visit from HI USA staff
  • Five 50-minute lesson plans
  • Facilitated in-hostel program where students prepare a meal of the country they researched and present their research to hostel guests from around the world
  • Overnight accommodations for all participants and instructors

Who is eligible?

  • Community-serving non-profits that work with NYC youth aged 15 and over
  • Groups/organizations that support high schools students with a family income at or below the poverty line are encouraged to apply
  • Individual high school classes

Cost: While the program is valued at $3,200, HI NYC is dedicated to broadening access to travel for youth of varied backgrounds and means. We will award scholarships to NYC youth-serving organizations with demonstrated financial need to help cover the cost of the program.

Info:
For more information, email education.newyork@hiusa.org or call 646-766-1518.

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Community Expressions

Community Expressions is a standards-based, experiential learning program that gives students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of their community and cultural identity and consider how to make a positive impact in their neighborhood and the world at large. Participants create an original painting, dance, recitation or other artistic interpretation of their neighborhood and then prepare a meal and present their work to guests at HI New York City.

The program:

  • Aligns with Common Core Standards
  • Aligns with AACU VALUE Rubrics
  • Achieves measurable outcomes in the areas of intercultural communication and personal responsibility as part of a global community

Program Includes:

  • One classroom visit from HI USA staff
  • Five 50-minute lesson plans
  • Facilitated in-hostel program where students prepare a meal and present their work to hostel guests from around the world
  • Overnight accommodations for all participants and instructors

Who is eligible?

  • Community-serving non-profits that work with NYC youth aged 15 and over
  • Groups/organizations that support high schools students with a family income at or below the poverty line are encouraged to apply.
  • Individual high school classes

Cost: While the program is valued at $3,200, HI NYC is dedicated to broadening access to travel for youth of varied backgrounds and means. We will award scholarships to NYC youth-serving organizations with demonstrated financial need to help cover the cost of the program.

Info:
For more information, email education.newyork@hiusa.org or call 646-766-1518.

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Address & Contact

HI New York City Hostel
891 Amsterdam Ave
New York New York 10025
Phone 1 (212) 932-2300
Fax 1 (212) 662-6731
GPS 40.798753, -73.966806

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> Total Beds 667

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> 24 hours
> All Year

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