World of Hyatt and Learning AFAR - an award-winning program from AFAR and non-profit No Barriers USA that makes exploration accessible to underserved students - have come together inspired by the belief that travel is a spectacular form of education. With that at the forefront, World of Hyatt is making it possible for 10 Chicago-area public school students to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 10-day excursion to Costa Rica.

The students will study the destination, and then participate in service projects, build leadership skills, and connect with residents in Costa Rica. Upon their return, the students will turn their experiences into meaningful action in their local community. 


World of Hyatt members can contribute points in 1,000-point increments to help send additional Chicago students on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. For every 1,000 point contribution received by World of Hyatt, No Barriers USA will receive $10 that will go towards making this trip possible for additional students. For every 500,000 points contributed, an additional student will be able to participate. 

To support this effort by contributing your World of Hyatt points by April 30, please call the Hyatt Global Contact Center toll free at 800.323.7249 in the US or Canada or contact Hyatt in your region.  

Thank for your generosity and contributions towards helping these students see the world. 

Terms and Conditions

World of Hyatt point contributions must be made by calling World of Hyatt Customer Service toll free at +1.800.323.7249 in the US or Canada or by contacting your nearest Global Contact Center. World of Hyatt point contributions can be made in 1,000 point increments, with a minimum transaction of 1,000 points. For every 1,000 point contribution, No Barriers will receive $10 USD towards a student’s participation in the Learning AFAR program. A total of 5,000,000 World of Hyatt points may be contributed from members, leading to a maximum contribution to No Barriers under this program of $50,000 USD.  Once the maximum contribution is reached no additional World of Hyatt points will be accepted.  World of Hyatt points do not constitute property and have no monetary value. All transactions occur in U.S. dollars. World of Hyatt point contributions will be accepted from April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice, where required, Hyatt will offer an alternative offer of similar value. Void where prohibited by law. Hyatt®, World of HyattTM and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation and/or its affiliates. © 2017 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.