Founded by Pilsen, Chicago, artists Andres Contreras and Chelcie Porter, La Casa de la Artista aims to provide free education to youth around the world while creating enriching travel opportunities. We host a study abroad program, an artist-in-residence program, and yoga and creativity retreats. We live in local communities. We eat local food, shop at local markets, and learn the local language. This is immersion travel. Participants will leave with much more than a keychain and a hangover. We are currently working in Thailand, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Ghana, and the US Virgin Islands. We provide accommodation as comfortable as possible, according to the standards of each area. Our programs are about creating a greater connection and understanding between human beings.