International Student Center New York
- To promote international understanding through conversations, friendships, and educational initiatives....
- To provide a home, away from home, for young travelers from across the world....
The International Student Center is a not for profit educational organization with several programs at its location, including the Arts for PEACE gallery, besides the youth hostel. The center also has a film forum, with regular documentary and non-fiction film screenings every second Wednesday and last Wednesday of the month.
Created in 1953, the International Student Center creates a safe space and forum for young people between the ages of 18 to 30, looking for short-term accommodation while traveling through New York City. The center functions as a youth hostel, providing inexpensive dormitory styled accommodation ($25 per night) in Manhattan, and offers a range of programs in the context of international educational and cultural exchange.