HI USA delivers engaging programs to HI USA members, hostel guests and the local community around our hostels. From free travel workshops to educational programs, concerts, tours and film screenings, our community engagement staff and fabulous volunteers deliver activities and events, designed to bring together hostellers and the local community. All designed to make your stay a memorable one
In addition to the hostel stay, HI USA offers other travel based experiences and programs to bring people together in intercultural understanding for a more tolerant world:
HI USA established the Community Hostelling Fund to help make life-changing travel experiences more accessible by awarding scholarships to assist with the cost of travel. Our travel scholarships are currently available in 13 metropolitan areas around the country where HI USA has a community presence.
The Great Hostel Give Back (GHGB) is a program that supports the HI USA mission by donating free hostel stays in January and February to groups of 8 or more who do service work that will benefit the community surrounding the hostel.
On September 21st HI USA, together with HI hostels across the globe, celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace with intercultural exchange activities in hostels and the surrounding communities.
IOU Respect is a two-week, intensive, cultural exchange program, bringing together participants from 6 different counties to explore their cultural differences and appreciate their undeniable similarities.
Also check out our travel, cultural and education programs and join the HI USA community of travelers, united by a spirit of discovery. We share a passion for travel and a desire to come together to learn more about our world, each other, and ourselves.