International Center

Since 1952, the International Center (I-Center) has facilitated university-wide intercultural exchange. The I-Center staff works to raise intercultural awareness, to increase the knowledge of immigration laws affecting the Tufts international community, and to advocate for a campus climate that respects cultural differences.

The I-Center staff provides individual counseling, immigration advising, and visa documents for students, faculty, and scholars from over 100 countries. We coordinate a number of events throughout the year, including an undergraduate pre-orientation program (Global Orientation), and in collaboration with the International Club (I-Club), we co-sponsor the Parade of Nations. Each year we present the Oliver Chapman Leadership Award to an exemplary senior at the Parade of Nations, this is a must see event! For graduate students, programs include a fall orientation and the Intercultural Conversation Program. We plan social events such as a formal Thanksgiving dinner and Spring BBQ. These activities allow students to engage in informal dialogue, become familiar with U.S. culture, and meet other students, faculty, and staff.

Lastly, the International Center offers workshops on U.S. employment opportunities (both while pursuing a degree and after graduation), cultural re-adjustment issues, and compliance with U.S. tax regulations. We also administer emergency student loans. The staff advises the International House and the International Club. Through the International Alumni Network, the I-Center is a place for current students and alumni to remain in touch with Tufts.