Close Search

Global Tufts Week 2020

February 29 - March 7

Beginning in 2019 and occurring annually, Global Tufts Week is a week-long series of activities and events across all of Tufts’ schools and centers, designed to:

  • Showcase the breadth and depth of global engagement by faculty, students and staff in education, research and policy and civic engagement work.
  • Celebrate and advance Tufts' commitment to global engagement, international exchange and global learning.
  • Promote connection and dialogue across schools and across disciplines on global issues.

Global Week Events

Hosting An Event

The Office of the Provost and the Senior International Officer organize and coordinate Global Tufts Week. All Tufts departments, centers, institutes, units, student organizations and groups are invited to host events to celebrate Global Tufts Week.

Events can include conferences, speakers, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, performances, film showings, cultural events, music, social and networking events, presentations and lectures, information sessions on programs, etc.  Events can be organized specifically for Global Week, and already planned events can be scheduled to take place during that week.

Events should be posted through the main Tufts Calendar, and will be displayed on both the main Tufts website and the Global Tufts website. Check the box for "Global Tufts Week" when selecting the event type.

Screen shot showing how to submit an event for global tufts week. Be sure to click the global week tag when uploading an event.




Each year, the Office of the Provost will offer funding for events during Global Tufts Week. Any Tufts faculty, staff, or student can apply for funding on behalf of themselves or an organization. Applications will be reviewed by the Senior International Officer, and selected proposals will receive funding in advance of Global Tufts Week.

Archive of Past Years

2019: Linking the Global and the Local

March 2nd -  9th marked the first annual Global Tufts Week. The theme, Linking the Global and the Local, was chosen to provide a unifying concept while showcasing a broad range of Tufts’ global engagement, both international and local, encouraging cross-school and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Read a write-up in the Tufts Daily

At a Glance:

  • Over 40 events were hosted across the Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton Campuses
  • Events included: lectures, art installations, trivia nights, dinners, performances and more

Social Media Engagement:

  • Alumni and students participated from more than 30 countries, including:
    • Central African Republic
    • Solomon Islands
    • Anguilla
    • Nepal
  • Student and alumni Instagram takeovers from:
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Brazil
    • Ecuador
    • San Francisco
    • Solomon Islands
    • Shanghai
  • More than 300 posts using the hashtag #TuftsBrighterWorld