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 firstname.lastname@example.org.