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Typically, 40-45 percent of Tufts undergraduates participate in full-year or semester-long foreign study programs around the world. Students may choose to spend their summer at Tufts' overseas campus in Talloires, France, a semester or year abroad at one of over 80 pre-approved programs, or select one of Tufts' study abroad programs in Chile, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Madrid, Oxford, or Paris. Learn more.

Tufts Programs Abroad

Tufts has been offering study abroad programs for over five decades, and at present offers ten undergraduate programs abroad

Tufts in Beijing

Location: Beijing, China (new location in fall 2018!)
Program option: fall semester
Language of instruction: Chinese (Mandarin) and English

The Tufts-in-China Program began in 2002 at Zhejiang University in the city Hangzhou. With a strong curriculum and a robust program of extracurricular activities, Tufts in China has attracted over one hundred and seventy students since its inception, a number of whom are gainfully and happily employed in China today.

Beginning in fall 2018, the program will be renamed 'Tufts in Beijing,' as it moves to Beijing in partnership with Beijing Normal University. Renowned for its rich educational resources, BNU is a leader in developing talent of exceptional intellect and creativity. BNU has nearly 10,000 undergraduate students, with roughly 1,800 international students from over 100 countries. Its College of Chinese Language and Culture, where Tufts in Beijing is based, is hailed as one of the foremost 'National centers for teaching Chinese as a foreign language.' 

In addition to intensive language training, Tufts in Beijing also offers culture courses taught in English, volunteer and internship opportunities in Beijing, and a study-tour program that enables extensive cultural exploration and the opportunity to learn about China from a unique vantage point. The program's combination of curricular and co-curricular opportunities are designed to provide participants with an in-depth and enriching academic and cultural experience.

The vibrancy and abundance of cultural resources in the city of Beijing, along with the high level of academic support at Beijing Normal University, make Tufts in Beijing a unique study-abroad opportunity for students of Chinese language and culture.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Zhu Zhi-ping, Ph.D., Beijing Normal University

The resident director advises students on academic and extracurricular matters and organizes special trips and activities.


The Tufts-in-Beijing program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements and who have completed Chinese 4 (or the equivalent) by the time of departure. Tufts in Beijing is open to students from all majors.

Tufts in Chile

Location: Santiago, Chile
Program options: fall semester or academic year
Language of instruction: Spanish

The Tufts-in-Chile program allows students to study at the University of Chileand the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, two of the region's leading universities, for the fall semester or the academic year. Students are urged to stay for an academic year, and admission preference is given to students applying for the full year. 

Since the restoration of democracy in 1990, Chile has regained its place as a regional model of stable democracy, economic prosperity, and social concern, and has signed a free trade treaty with the United States. It is a country of great natural beauty, with climates that range from tropical to antarctic, and landscapes that include the world's driest desert and one of the hemisphere's highest mountains. It has rocky coasts and beaches that recall California, verdant valleys that seem Mediterranean, upland forests that resemble the Alps, and fjords that evoke Norway—along with something all its own. Its population is predominantly European in origin, but with significant indigenous groups in the north and south, and a large population of mixed descent.

Santiago, Chile’s capital, is a metropolis of over six million set in a valley 2000 feet up in the foothills of the Andes in central Chile. It is the transportation hub of the country, with easy access to both north and south, two hours from world-class Andean ski resorts, and an equal distance to famous Pacific beaches. Santiago is one of Latin America’s leading intellectual and cultural centers, home of the regional United Nations and of many other international organizations, as well as a vibrant center for the performing and visual arts.

The University of Chile, founded in 1738, is one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It includes thirteen faculties that range from arts and sciences to law and medicine. The university has 23,000 undergraduate students and 55 libraries that contain some two million volumes, divided among the various departments. Tufts-in-Chile students are fully integrated into the life of the university and are able to take regular courses in any of its faculties, which are located across five campuses that are accessible by public transportation. The faculties of Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences are all located on the same Juan Gomez Millas campus.

The Pontificia Universidad Católica, founded in 1888, was granted academic autonomy by the Chilean government in 1931. It is a private (with public support) urban, multi-campus university. Its 18 faculties are distributed across four campuses in Santiago and one regional campus in southern Chile.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Loreto Pomar, Ingeniera Comercial con Mención en Administración, Universidad Gabriela Mistral.

The resident director advises students on academic and extracurricular activities, arranges for homestays with Chilean families, and organizes special trips and activities. A full-time Tufts professor serves as a faculty adviser for the Tufts-in-Chile program.


The Tufts-in-Chile program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements. Additionally, since students take regular courses at the university, fluency in Spanish is important, and participants are expected to have completed Spanish 21 and 22 (Composition and Conversation) or the equivalent to six semesters of college-level Spanish.

The program may be of particular interest to students in Latin American studies, international relations, environmental studies, and the social sciences, but the university's course offerings are comprehensive and interested students from all majors are invited to apply. Preference will be given to students who apply for the full-year option and who have taken coursework on Latin America or have shown, in other ways, an interest in the region.

Tufts in Ghana

Location: Legon, Ghana
Program option: fall semester
Language of instruction: English

The Tufts-in-Ghana program, which takes place in the fall semester, links Tufts to the University of Ghana (Legon), located just outside the booming metropolis of the capital, Accra.

The University of Ghana, founded in 1948, is a full-service research and teaching university comprising two main colleges (College of Health Sciences and College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences); six faculties (Arts, Law, Science, Social Studies, Engineering Science, and Business School); and numerous institutes, schools, and centers, some of which offer courses only at the graduate level (for example, the School of Communication Studies and the School of Public Health). The university’s more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are served by nine residence halls, two international student hostels, a chain of privately operated hostels, central and branch libraries, a university hospital, several banks, a post office, and several communication centers for email, telephone, and fax. The area of Legon is part of Greater Accra, a cosmopolitan urban center.

Ghana is among the most economically prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa. Its climate is tropical. Notwithstanding the challenges faced by all developing countries, Ghana has a rapidly modernizing infrastructure for sanitation, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, food, and accommodation. There is a market economy, a free press, an independent judiciary, and an elected constitutional democracy. English is the language of instruction at the University of Ghana and is widely spoken throughout the nation, although a Twi language course is arranged for program participants in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of local culture.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Kweku Bilson, B.A. University of Ghana; M.A., Ph.D., Moscow State University.

The resident director supervises the program on site, monitoring the quality of instruction and living conditions of Tufts students.


The Tufts-in-Ghana program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements. Students from all academic majors, including mathematics and the sciences, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that a semester in Ghana will benefit their overall undergraduate program and to students who have taken courses related to Africa.

Additional Application Procedures

In addition to the usual study abroad application process, students interested in the Tufts-in-Ghana program must obtain two letters of recommendation: one academic reference from a Tufts faculty member and one character reference from a work or volunteer supervisor or culture center director. (Friends and family are not considered acceptable character references. Please consult the Office of Program Abroad if you have questions regarding the character reference.)

Tufts in Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong (SAR), China
Program option: spring semester
Language of instruction: English

Hong Kong, an affluent modern city of more than seven million, offers visitors a unique blend of Eastern history and Western influence. Returned to China in July 1997 after more than 150 years as a British Crown Colony, Hong Kong continues to enjoy a high degree of autonomy as a Special Administrative Region. It is home to one of the most active ports in the world and is an important global financial hub. The city has a vibrant and bustling urban center with an iconic skyline and a world-class gastronomic scence. At the same time, however, a variety of natural delights can be found within easy reach of the city: mountains, lush islands, and sprawling country parks. 

The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is affiliated with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and offered for the spring semester. HKU evolved from the former Hong Kong College of Medicine, which was instituted in 1887. Since HKU's founding in 1911, the University has embodied the pioneering spirit of Hong Kong. It remains at the forefront of breakthroughs in medical and scientific research. HKU has a total student population of around 28,000 (undergraduate and graduate), with about 9,500 international students.

Courses are taught in English and are offered across a broad curriculum. Faculties open to Tufts-in-Hong Kong students include Arts, Education, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law, Science, and Social Sciences.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Vera Sui Ping Yip, B.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin.

The resident director advises students on academic and extracurricular matters and organizes special trips and activities.


The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements. Students from all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that a semester in Hong Kong will benefit their overall undergraduate program and to students who have taken courses related to Asia. Applications are first reviewed by a committee at Tufts and then are submitted to the intended faculty at HKU, which makes the final admission decision (possibly as late as November of the semester prior to study in Hong Kong).

Tufts in Japan

Location: Kanazawa, Japan
Program options: fall semester, spring semester, or academic year
Language of instruction: Japanese and English

Despite recent fluctuations in the economy, Japan remains a major world economic power. In order to prepare students for a future of increased contact with Asia, Tufts in Japan offers students a full academic year or spring semester in Kanazawa, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. Located on the Japan Sea (facing Korea and China), Kanazawa is an ancient castle town that during the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868) was the administrative center of the Kaga Domain, the largest and most affluent in the entire country. To show Edo they had no designs on central political power, the Maeda clan poured resources into the arts and made their city a "little Kyoto." They built the Kenroku-en, one of the three most spectacular gardens in all of Japan. They brought in numerous artisans, who began a rich legacy of arts and crafts that are alive even today: Kaga yuzen (silk dyeing), Kutani and Ohi pottery, Wajima lacquerware, the Noh theater, papermaking, and confectionery. Kanazawa escaped the bombs of the Second World War with historical landmarks intact. Students can still visit the mansions and gardens of former samurai and tour the city’s numerous temples.

Like Boston, Kanazawa is a city of many parks and colleges. Emphasis has been placed on education, and the cultural level of the people is high. Students take classes at the newly rebuilt Kanazawa University, one of the leading national universities. By night, students are able to enjoy the lively nightlife of Korinbo. In addition to a number of sophisticated department stores, the city has a famous open market and wonderful food; ever from Mister Donuts to exquisite Kaga cuisine. In short, Kanazawa is big enough to be interesting and small enough to be intimate and manageable, a perfect place to get started in Japan. Kyoto/Osaka, a more urban environment, is two hours away by train, and Tokyo is just an hour flight, or a two and one-half hour train ride.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Hanae Sasaki, B.A., Tokyo Women's Christrian University.

The resident director supervises the program in Kanazawa,  organizes cultural activities, and is responsible for the well-being of Tufts-in-Japan participants.


The Tufts-in-Japan program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who meet the general eligibility requirements and who have completed Japanese 2 (or the equivalent) by the time of departure for the fall-semester or full-year option, or Japanese 21 (or the equivalent) by the time of departure for the spring-semester option. Tufts in Japan is open to students from all concentrations.

Tufts in London

Location: London or Egham (Surrey), England
Program options: 
fall semester (UAL only), academic year (RHUL, SOAS, UAL, and UCL), or spring semester (RHUL, SOAS, and UAL only)

The Tufts-in-London program is completely integrated into University College London (UCL), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), and the University of the Arts, London (UAL).

UCL, founded in 1826, is the oldest, largest, and most distinguished college of the University of London. UCL was the first to admit students regardless of class, religion, race, or gender. With a total student population of approximately 36,000, of whom nearly 40% come from 150 countries across the world, UCL is known for its strong scholastic tradition: it boasts 29 Nobel Prize winners among its graduates and past faculty.

SOAS was founded in 1916 and focuses on the languages, cultures, and societies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. With a student population of around 5,000, of whom roughly 50% are from outside the UK, SOAS has a dynamic student body with a global vision unlike any other.

The University of the Arts, London is one of the world's premier institutions for art and design, and is ideally suited for SMFA students looking to study abroad (yet is open to all Tufts students). UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication, and performing arts. It is comprised of six renowned constituent colleges, each enjoying a world-class reputation of its own.

UCL, SOAS, and UAL are all located in the heart of London. With the British Museum and British Library only minutes away, all three institutions are within easy reach of more than twenty theaters, dozens of music venues, the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, and the Tate Modern. 

RHUL is a member college of the University of London, but situated outside of London near the historic castle city of Windsor in the beautiful English countryside. Still less than an hour's journey to the heart of London, RHUL is a campus university akin to Tufts in size and environment. Apart from its academic excellence, RHUL is also recognized as the University of London’s top sporting college.

Tufts in London is designed as a one-year program of academic study (UCL is only available for the full year), but semester options are available as follows: RHUL and SOAS are offered for either the full year or for the spring semester; and UAL has full-year, fall-semester, and spring-semester options.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Simon J. Steel, B.Sc., Physics & Astronomy, Sussex University; P.G.C.E., Physics Education, Oxford University; M.A., Physics, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Astrophysics, University College Dublin.

Tufts in London maintains a program office at UCL staffed by a full-time resident director who provides a full range of academic counseling and student services, acts as liaison between students and their host institution, provides a program of extracurricular cultural and social activities, and coordinates all aspects of the program. The resident director’s office is open to students on a daily basis. Each student is also assigned an academic adviser from within the faculty at their host institution.


Applicants should have completed two years of study at Tufts University or another approved university prior to their entry to UCL, SOAS, or RHUL and should meet the general eligibility requirements. Additionally, for applicants to SOAS and UCL, a minimum GPA of 3.3 is normally required (some departments require a higher GPA- see below).* A minimum GPA of 3.0 is expected of applicants to RHUL (some departments require a higher GPA- see below) and UAL (UAL places great emphasis on submitted portfolio).* All applicants must show college-level coursework in the subject of the department through which they wish to be admitted at UCL or in the area in which they wish to study at SOAS, RHUL or UAL.

*Additional Admission Requirements: 

  • UCL: 3.5 GPA for Economics, European Social and Political Studies, History of Art, Mathematics, and Physics; 3.4 GPA for Political Science and International Relations
  • RHUL: 3.3 GPA for English, History, or Drama at RHUL
  • SOAS: 3.3 GPA is generally expected, but serious applicants with a 3.0 may be considered if their major GPA is higher
  • UAL: Portfolio submission required
Tufts in Madrid

Location: Madrid, Spain
Program options: fall semester, spring semester, or academic year
Language of instruction: Spanish

The Tufts-in-Madrid program is offered as a semester- or year-long program of academic study. Students are strongly encouraged to choose the year-long option, and admission preference is given to those who do. The program is run jointly with Skidmore-in-Spain, although Tufts represents roughly 70% of participating students. Designed to suit students with a variety of academic interests, the program combines a curated curriculum of in-house, seminar-style courses with the opportunity to enroll in courses offered at one of two local host institutions.

The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) was founded in 1970 and is located in Cantoblanco, on the northern outskirts of Madrid. The University of Alcalá (UAH) is a medium-sized public research institution located in the heart of Alcalá de Henares. Both universities offer a variety of courses across multiple departments and subject areas, with most Tufts students taking coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. You may also take courses at local private academies in areas such as studio art, dance, music, or martial arts.

Madrid is one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities, offering both a wealth of historical, architectural, and artistic treasures and the lifestyle of a modern, multicultural, and dynamic society. Alcalá de Henares is a beautiful medium-sized city about 22 miles northeast of Madrid. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1989, Alcalá is known for its exquisite historic renaissance buildings, slower pace of life, and the warm and welcoming nature of its inhabitants. You may prefer Alcalá if you enjoy the occasional excitement of a big urban center but are looking for a smaller, more inclusive city and a more intimate group of peers. Regardless of where you choose to live, you will have access to all program resources in both locations. Ample public transportation connects Madrid and Alcalá and travel time between the two cities is approximately 40 minutes.

Courses designed specifically for Tufts in Madrid are taught in the Madrid program center. The program also offers a rigorous Global Internship Program with flexible credit options in the fields of community health, women’s advocacy, international relations, human rights, journalism, diplomacy, education, environmental studies, scientific research, marketing, finance, and more. Additionally, the program offers reguar education and traning on intercultural competency development, awarding students a certificate of completion at the end of the program. 

For more detailed program information, please check out the Tufts-Skidmore in Madrid website run by program staff in Madrid.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Susan Sánchez Casal, Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of California, Riverside.

Assistant Director: Mayte de las Heras Martínez, Lic. en Fil. y Let., Autonomous University of Madrid.

Assistant Director, Alcalá: Miguel Angel Lera, Dr. Fil. y Let., University of Alcalá.


Well-prepared undergraduates (normally juniors, but occasionally some sophomores and seniors) who meet the general eligibility requirements and who have completed Spanish 21 and 22 (Composition and Conversation) or the equivalent of six semesters of college-level Spanish may apply to the program. Spanish 31 (Main Currents of Spanish Literature I) and 32 or 34 are highly recommended. The majority of students who participate in the program major in International Relations, Economics, Psychology, and Spanish. A variety of other majors are represented from the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. All program courses are taught in Spanish. A number of university courses are taught in English.

Tufts in Oxford

Location: Oxford, England
Program option: academic year

The University of Oxford, with 12,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students, is now over 800 years old and consists of thirty-eight independent, self-contained, self-governed colleges and numerous other institutes and organizations. Tufts maintains an agreement with Pembroke College, through which a select few qualified Tufts students may spend an academic year as fully integrated visiting students. Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and has a student body of 500. It is a friendly and informal college that emphasizes intellectual activity, but also values sports, drama, and music. (Pembroke has its own boathouse and playing fields.) There are numerous clubs and societies organized by Pembroke students.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Simon J. Steel, B.Sc., Physics & Astronomy, Sussex University; P.G.C.E., Physics Education, University of Oxford; M.A., Physics, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Astrophysics, University College Dublin.


Students wishing to apply to Pembroke College must show college-level course work in the subject they wish to pursue there and meet the general eligibility requirements. Additionally, each applicant is required to have a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average (on a scale of 4.0) after two semesters at Tufts. Pembroke will accept applications only from students who are prepared to study in one of the academic areas listed under ‘Academics’.

Additional Application Procedures

You must submit your completed application to the Office of Tufts Programs Abroad by December 1, 2017 (for the 2018-2019 academic year). The following items are required as part of the application submission:

  • A completed Pembroke College Visiting Student application form, available through a meeting with Dean Sheila Bayne.
  • Two letters of recommendation from full-time members of the Tufts faculty, submitted on department stationery to the Office of Tufts Programs Abroad. Both recommendations should be from the Tufts department corresponding to the subject you wish to study at Pembroke.
  • Two term papers or other pieces of work in the subject you wish to study at Pembroke.

Tufts will select nominees to submit to Pembroke. Pembroke, in turn, will choose the candidates to study at Pembroke, depending on the availability of spaces in the various academic disciplines. This process may take two to three months.

Tufts in Paris

Location: Paris, France
Program options: fall semester, spring semester, or academic year
Language of instruction: French

The Tufts-in-Paris program offers a combination of Tufts in-house courses taught by French professors and courses in French institutions of higher education in Paris, notably the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), University of Paris VII (Paris Diderot), and the Institut Catholique. All four are located on the Left Bank within easy distance of the program office situated in the historic Montparnasse area. Courses are available in French and comparative literature, political science, economics, history, cinema and theater studies, communications, art history, philosophy, religion, psychology, European studies, and international relations. Qualified students may also apply for the full-year certificate program in Social Sciences and Humanities at the prestigious Sciences Po Paris (in which case they would take the entirety of their coursework at Sciences Po). Students of Fine Art may undertake a spring semester (only) of studio-based study at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA). All courses are taught in French. 

Full-year students have the opportunity to be part-time interns for two months in the spring semester. Placements are varied and include small French companies, art galleries, and NGOs. Volunteer activities are also possible for both semester and full-year students. Full-year students take the TCF (test de connaissance du français), which is recognized worldwide as validation of their level of French; test results are valid for two years.

While Tufts in Paris is designed as a full-year program, a semester option (either fall or spring) allows students to enroll in at least two in-house courses, including a mandatory French language course equivalent to French 121/122, and two courses at the aforementioned French institutions. Note: French institutions may limit enrollments, and priority may be given to students either enrolling for the full year or taking a course toward their major. Students wishing to enroll at Sciences Po may only do so for the full year.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Jeanne Fourneyron, Licence d'Histoire, University of Paris I Sorbonne; D.E.A., French Literature, University of Paris 7; Ph.D., French Literature, Emory University.


Well-prepared undergraduates (normally juniors, but occasionally some seniors) who meet the general eligibility requirements and have a demonstrated interest in France and French-speaking cultures and have completed French 21 and 22 (Composition and Conversation) or the equivalent to six semesters of college-level French may apply to the program. At least one third-year level course, such as French 31 or 32 (Masterpieces of French Literature) or French 121 or 122, is highly recommended. A grade point average of 3.0 in all French courses is required. Regardless of language level or previous instruction, students are strongly advised to take a course in French language or literature in the semester preceding the semester or year in Paris. Majors from the following departments have participated in the program in recent years: art history, economics, English, French, history, international relations, political science, psychology, and sociology. All majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to students with solid French language skills and a strong commitment to the cultural, academic, and linguistic goals of the program. Sciences Po Paris: All students applying to Sciences Po Paris must do so for the full year and pass a preliminary test administered on the Tufts campus in the spring semester. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 is recommended for application. Sciences Po makes the final decision with regard to admission. ENSBA: Applicants must meet all general eligibility requirements, but need only have completed through French 2.

Tufts in Tübingen

Location: Tübingen, Germany
Program options: spring semester or academic year
Language of instruction: German

The Tufts-in-Tübingen program, which enrolls up to twenty students, is completely integrated into the German university system. Program participants study at the Eberhard Karls University, founded in 1477 and one of Europe’s best academic and research-oriented universities. Seven Nobel laureates are included among the university's former students, researchers, and instructors. National and international rankings consistently underline the high quality of the university’s research and teaching. A large selection of courses is offered, with more than 280 majors and minors represented at the undergraduate and doctoral levels. Tufts-in-Tübingen students have enrolled in courses across the university, from archaeology to zoology.

The university and the city of Tübingen are closely intertwined. The city has about 85,000 inhabitants, including some 28,000 students from Germany and abroad. Tübingen is centrally located within Europe and is long recognized for its international atmosphere. Rich in culture and history, the city combines the flair of a picturesque medieval town with the energy of a vibrant cosmopolitan university town. With a range of cultural and sports activities within easy access of the campus, Tübingen is an ideal university setting.

The Tufts-in-Tübingen program is designed as a one-year program of academic study and students are strongly urged to pursue the year option. However, it is possible to apply for the spring semester only.

Internships can be arranged for qualified students. In the past, placements have been made in schools, hospitals, businesses, government ministries, and NGOs.

Program Staff

Resident Director: Ute Link, Magister Artium (M.A.)., German Literature, Linguistics, American Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.


Well-prepared undergraduates (normally juniors, but occasionally some seniors) who meet the general eligibility requirements and who have taken at least two years of college-level German may apply to the program. The program is not limited to German majors only; in recent years, students from departments such as art history, biology, chemistry, economics, international relations, music, political science, and psychology have attended. The program welcomes applications from students enrolled at universities and colleges other than Tufts.


Summer Abroad

Tufts offers several opportunities to study abroad with Tufts' faculty during the summer. 

Non Tufts Programs Abroad

Every year more than five hundred Tufts students study abroad for part of their undergraduate education. In addition to offering ten Tufts Programs Abroad, Tufts also permits students to take a study-abroad leave of absence from the university in order to participate in pre-approved “non-Tufts” programs administered by foreign institutions, other U.S. colleges and universities, and study-abroad provider organizations.  

Talloires European Center

The Talloires European Center offers academic programs for college undergraduates, high school students, alumni and adult learners. Hosts a variety of international conferences, all of which aid in facilitating and promoting international understanding. The European Center is based on the University’s campus in Talloires, France.