I am sorry for my slow response. I have been studying all summer for a Certification exam. When you wrote, we were in the middle of taking the exam, and now, I am working on a deadline for the TL conference paper.
Years ago, there was a youth hostel up town and I believe it may have been on Amsterdam avenue in NYC.
I am not a student member of any TL group at Columbia. I am not aware of any group. Good question. I recently applied to this TL network because I will be presenting at the conference in Oct with some fellow classmates.
Transformative Learning Network is for all who are interested in the study and practice of transformative learning. Our purpose is to provide a centralized location for you to connect with other scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners, as well as to receive regular updates on plans for the next International Transformative Learning Conference.