International Scholars

For over 25 years, the Tufts Summer Institute for International Scholars has trained students to write American-style research papers and communicate effectively in a graduate school setting. Through careful analysis of writing structure, thesis development, and a widened vocabulary base, students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to fully participate in a U.S. graduate degree program. Classes are taught in a seminar environment that closely resembles the U.S. graduate school experience.  When needed, the program staff can arrange evening tutoring sessions to complement this intensive academic program.

If you intend to pursue further study at a college or university, and have a minimum TOEFL score of 71 internet based (iBT)/197 computer based/530 paper based, we welcome your application to join this select group of scholars.

Classes meet Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 and consist of these two following courses:

Academic Speaking Course

Develop and perfect your language skills for teamwork, discussions, debates, and other verbal interactions with this 1-hour, 45-minute class. We tailor grammar and pronunciation instruction to meet your skill level. (Average: 10 students per class)

Research Writing Course

Learn to construct a graduate-level research paper in this 1-hour, 45-minute class. You will meet with your writing instructor to receive individual feedback and learn to strengthen your listening, note-taking, writing, and seminar presentation skills. (Average: 10 students per class).

Learn more about rates for the Summer Institute for International Scholars program.