Global Tufts Initiatives
In addition to serving as a university resource for global activities, the Global Tufts team oversee initiatives including Global Integrated Learning & Design (GILD), the Global Perspectives Photo Contest, Global Tufts Month, the Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP), and International Affiliations and Agreements.
Global Integrated Learning & Design (GILD) is designed to encourage and support faculty in creating course-based experiential learning and/or co-curricular research opportunities that are international, cross-cultural, often interdisciplinary, and enhance students’ capacities to engage in complex problems.
The annual Global Perspectives photo contest celebrates all of the global experiences that Tufts undergraduate and graduate students participate in while studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad. Winning photos are showcased each year across Tufts campuses and online.
The Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) provides the opportunity for Tufts undergraduate students to work with Tufts faculty members on international research and impact projects for a minimum of eight weeks during the summer. Faculty from across the university are invited to submit proposals to host an undergraduate research assistant.
Global Tufts Month is a month-long series of events across all of Tufts’ schools and centers, designed to:
- Showcase the breadth of global engagement by faculty, students and staff in education, research and policy and civic engagement work.
- Celebrate Tufts' commitment to global engagement, international exchange and global learning.
- Promote connection and dialogue across schools and across disciplines on global issues.
Tufts University has partnerships with universities and institutions all over the world. These partnerships promote student and faculty exchange, research collaborations, and other programs. An interactive list of current, active agreements is available to members of the Tufts community here.