Program Details

Accommodations and Meals

Tufts students are housed in single rooms within residence halls at the selected institution. All halls are coeducational, and are usually either within a few minutes' walk of the college or right on campus. When applying for accommodations, you are encouraged to apply to "self-catering" dormitories with kitchens where you may do your own cooking, but there are a few residences where a limited meal plan is provided.

Orientation

An orientation program is held prior to the start of term. The first part is organized specifically for Tufts students by the resident director and is designed to introduce you to life and study in the UK. The second part is provided by UCL, SOAS, RHUL, or UAL for all overseas students. In addition to attending various information sessions and meeting professors and departmental advisers, you will be offered a full program of social activities.

Student Activities

Tufts in London arranges free or highly-subsidized trips, cultural events, and group meals throughout the semester. Recent trip destinations have included Oxford, Brighton, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, Stonehenge, and Salisbury. In addition, each of our partner institutions has an active Student Union that offers a wide range of activities and opportunities to all students, from sports, performance groups, and clubs to religious, political, and cultural societies. The Student Unions also have extremely active volunteer groups, and many former Tufts-in-London students have had rewarding experiences working with local youth organizations, hospitals, and charities.

Program Dates

(dates are approximate)

UCL

(full year only)

Full Year 2019-20
 
Arrival September 16
Winter Recess December 14 - January 12
Spring Recess March 28 - April 26
Departure June 12

SOAS

(full year or spring)

Full Year 2019-20 and Spring 2020
 
Arrival September 22
Winter Recess December 14 - January 5
Arrival of Spring-only Students January 4
Spring Recess March 21 - April 19
Departure  June 12

RHUL

(full year or spring)

Full Year 2019-20 and Spring 2020  
Arrival September 15
Winter Recess December 14 - January 12
Arrival of Spring-only Students January 11
Spring Recess March 28 - April 26
Departure June 12

UAL

(full year, fall, or spring)

Full Year 2019-20, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020
 
Arrival of Full-year and Fall Students August 26
Autumn Term Ends November 29 or December 6*
Winter Recess (full-year students only) December 7 - January 5
Arrival of Spring Students January 5
Spring Recess (for select students on the 'Integrated' option) March 16 - April 12*
Departure June 19* (earlier for those doing the 'Semester' option)

*depending on the constituent college and/or whether the 'Integrated' or 'Semester' option is selected. For more information on the UAL program options and their calendars, please contact our office.