Intercultural Exchanges

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:


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IOU Respect

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.


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Valued Voices

Valued Voices is a program designed to help you engage with members of your community around topics affecting your city, your country, and your world.