Housing, Travel, & Financial Assistance

You are responsible for all travel planning and expenses, meals and housing connected with an in-person externship. In some cases, extern hosts provide housing. This housing may include staying with your host, your host paying for your lodging at a local hotel, or your host connecting you with free housing nearby.

You are responsible for all travel planning and expenses, meals and housing connected with an on-site externship. If your ability to cover travel costs is restricted, you may apply for financial assistance through funds provided by the Alumni Association. These funds help cover a portion of your traveling and housing expenses. The financial assistance awards are distributed on a receipt reimbursement basis; typically, the maximum award is $300. This is a competitive process and funds are limited. If you have been matched for an externship, you will receive more details regarding the stipend process through the Alumni Association.

The funds available through the Alumni Association are available on a reimbursement basis. You will apply for financial assistance  by early December, after you have been notified of your externship match. Your financial assistance application must include an estimate of your anticipated costs for travel and lodging. Following the application process, you will be notified whether or not you have been granted aid, and if so, for how much. [Please note that the typical maximum amount awarded is $300.] It is then your responsibility to pay for your expenses during the externship program, and submit receipts and required forms in order to be reimbursed. All aspects of the externship aid process are managed by the Office of Alumni Relations (x5040).