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HOST – or Help Our Students Travel – is designed to help medical students save money and create IU Alumni connections during your travel for educationally related purposes, including residency interviews. We pair you with IU alumni that provide insight on the community in which you’re traveling and, when available, overnight accommodations on your interview or trip away from home. Through these meetings, the HOST Program provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their future medical community AND provides IUSM alumni with valuable insight and updates about what’s happening at IUSM.

When there is a successful match with an alumni host, students and alumni have benefitted in the past from:

  • Free housing and/or meals in either alumni’s residence or local accommodations
  • Local insight on the medical community from IUSM Alumni
  • Networking connections with Indiana University alumni and colleagues
  • Developing mentor relationships and networks with physicians and IU alumni in your future city

The HOST program operates nationwide; however, the program cannot guarantee that we’ll find a student overnight accommodations. Some locations do not have many alumni who reside there, and if that’s the case, the alumni office will notify you shortly after you apply for a trip.

Let the Office of Alumni Relations connect students and alumni to enhance the IUSM educational programs through HOST!

If you are interested in participating in HOST, complete either the Student Host Process or Alumni Host Process below. If you have additional questions, contact Jayme Little at 317-274-1345 or by email at

Student HOST Process

  • Step 1 – Once you have your travel dates, complete your Travel Requests.
  • Step 2 - The Alumni Office will email you once a match has been made with your alumnus' contact information.
  • Step 3 - Contact your alumnus with details of your schedule.
  • Step 4 - Enjoy your trip.
  • Step 5 - Complete the evaluation and thank you note, closing the loop on your visit with an IUSM alumnus

Alumni HOST Process

  • Step 1 - Complete your Alumni Interest Form.
  • Step 2 - The Alumni Office will contact you if an IUSM Student is traveling in your area.
  • Step 3 - Once a match has been made, the Alumni Office will introduce you to the student through email.
  • Step 4 - The IUSM Student will contact you with details of their schedule.
  • Step 5 - Host the student.
  • Step 6 - Complete the Evaluation.

Alumni Interest Form

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