A preview of all the offerings through Tufts Global Education
A preview of all the offerings through Tufts Global Education
Tufts Student Life
Tufts Global Education
AUGUST 02, 2022
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Welcome Jumbos,
Have you considered education abroad while at Tufts? This week, we're providing a preview of Tufts Global Education.
Education abroad is an academically and transformative experience for students in all disciplines. Tufts Global Education supports intercultural programs that encourage you to engage in the world with curiosity, to approach new challenges with innovation, and to distinguish yourself as a responsible, active citizen of the world.
Students have various options for studying abroad, from semester- or year-long programs based at partner universities around the world to short custom programs in a variety of settings. Most students at Tufts choose a semester- or year-long program during their junior year, but you may also consider going earlier if that better suits your academic needs. Shorter global options are available throughout your Tufts career. No matter when you decide to go, planning early is crucial as you will more easily be able to incorporate it into your academic plan.

How Do I Study Abroad?

  • Learn more about Tufts Global Education at our upcoming Orientation session on August 19 at 11 a.m. EDT.
  • Find us during the orientation scavenger hunt on September 2!
  • Watch or attend an "Education Abroad First Steps" session.
  • Discuss international education with your academic advisor.
  • Research program options and attend program information sessions to discover which program(s) best suit your needs.
  • Meet with our team!
  • By November 1 of the academic year prior to study abroad, all students must register their interest/intention to study abroad via the "Intent to Study Abroad" form. (Registration for the 2023–2024 academic year will go live on our website in September 2022.)
  • Apply by February 1 for the following academic year.
Education Abroad Planning
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Options for Semester and Year

Tufts Programs Abroad

  • Tufts has been offering programs abroad for over five decades with options in Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, and Spain!
  • Students attending Tufts Programs Abroad remain enrolled at Tufts, receive Tufts credit for their courses, and are eligible for their full financial aid package.
  • Application Deadline: Apply no later than February 1. Applicants to Tufts in Oxford must apply by December 1 of sophomore year.
Explore Tufts Programs Abroad Requirements
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External Study Abroad

  • Explore a wide array of approved external programs.
  • Students participating in external programs abroad are eligible to receive transfer credit toward Tufts degree requirements.
  • Tufts institutional financial aid does not apply; however, students may still use any federal financial aid.
  • Application Deadline: Apply no later than February 1.
Explore Approved External Programs
Compare TPA and External Programs

Short Programs

Students may wish to participate in short-term global programs. Available options arranged by Tufts vary each year and enable students to take part in global experiences with a specific academic focus, complemented by enriching cultural activities. These programs are available most frequently over the summer or winter breaks.
Check out our Data Science and Italian Program in Pavia, Italy, for next summer!
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Questions This Summer

Please contact Student Services at 617-627-2000 or StudentServices@tufts.edu.

Here's What's Coming Up Next

Checklist Reminders

Upcoming Webinars

Continue to check out the Undergraduate Orientation web page for information on upcoming webinars. Remind your parents and guardians to check the Parent/Family page for several webinars for them in August.
August 9, 7 p.m. EDT: Financial Aid and Student Employment at Tufts

Get Ready for JumboLife!

The Office for Campus Life is excited to introduce all new students to our student engagement platform, JumboLife! JumboLife is your one-stop shop for all things student engagement, including student events and Student Organizations. JumboLife will also be your first stop for all things Orientation. All new students will navigate Orientation programs through JumboLife. More information on how to access JumboLife will follow soon.

More Summer Abroad Options

Tufts offers faculty-designed short-term options in the summer and winter. Check our website regularly to learn about new opportunities as they are announced.
Tufts in Talloires gives undergraduate students at all levels and in all majors the opportunity to spend six weeks taking a variety of Tufts courses in the beautiful French Alps.

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