Hosting Traveling Fellows
As a leadership organization, the AOA coordinates logistics for the AOA Traveling Fellowships. Host institutions have a significant impact on the success of the fellowship and providing a compelling experience for the selected fellows. Hosts are encouraged to use their creativity to plan a unique and exciting experience that will allow the visiting fellows to grow in their leadership skills, research, and career goals. Hosts may also take advantage of any unique environments that they may have either academically or historically.
Host responsibilities vary from fellowship to fellowship, but share some basic obligations:
- Coordinate academic and social programs for visiting Fellows during 2-3 days at your institution
- Provide housing and meals for the visiting Fellows
- Coordinate ground transportation logistics for Fellows from/to the nearest airport (Note: air transportation is not a Host's responsibility)
- Planning experiences that will create both professional and personal memories
The Traveling Fellowship Taskforce also encourages members to “group host,” with several institutions in one area sharing the hosting duties and costs, thus adding to the diversity of the tour.
If you are interested in hosting a group of Traveling Fellows, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.