In addition to providing affordable and communal travel accommodations, Nomad looks to give back to its surrounding community through a partnership with the Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley.

Each school year, Nomad provides comfortable housing to four economically disadvantaged University students in order to give them the opportunity for higher education without the high cost of living on campus. This program will benefit students that do not necessarily qualify for federal or state financial aid but are still in need of economic assistance. The students are chosen through an application process overseen by the Alumni Association. All four applicants selected will live in a specially built room within the hostel designed to accommodate the life of a student. Each student will have their own desk and bed in addition to the pre-existing amenities of the Nomad hostel.