Study Abroad

There are a wide range of academic, personal, and professional benefits to be gained through studying abroad. Many students find it is a truly transformative skill-building experience. Tufts University has been offering study abroad programs for five decades. You may also choose from hundreds of approved programs run by non-Tufts providers. Get started with "Study Abroad First Steps"!

Annecy, France, the site of the Tufts in Talloires

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Sep 25, 2017

Are you a sophomore thinking about studying abroad next year? Join us to learn about this year or semester program, based at Kanazawa University and awarding Tufts credit for courses offerings across a range of academic subjects, with a focus on Japanese language and culture. Talk to faculty advisers, visiting students, and program alumni about Kanazawa. Pizza will be served!

Sep 27, 2017

Join us to learn about studying abroad (non-Tufts/direct enrollment) at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland! A representative from the University will be here to talk about the offerings and answer questions you might have. 

Sep 28, 2017

Are you an engineering student thinking about study abroad? Come find out what you need to know to start your planning! 

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News & Announcements

Studying Abroad fall 2017? Required pre-departure meetings have been scheduled!

Meetings will be held on May 3 and 4; they are approximately one hour in length and attendance at one meeting is required. Please check our calendar page for exact details. Students attending non-Tufts programs should attend a non-Tufts meeting; students attending Tufts programs should attend a Tufts meeting (with the exception of those who attended the group presentation during the Resident Directors' recent campus visits). 

Register Your International Travel

Are you planning university-related international travel? Make sure you register your trip with Tufts Travel Registry.

All students are required to register their university-related travel. By registering, you receive free-of-charge emergency travel medical coverage and secure storage for a copy of your passport. In the event of an emergency, this registry also enables Tufts to locate and contact you to coordinate help.

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Tips for studying abroad as an Engineering student!

Engineering students will generally have less flexibility than A&S students to study abroad, but that doesn't mean it's impossible! Read Andrew Carp's tips for studying abroad as an Engineer on the Tufts Admissions blog.

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Why Study Abroad?

  • Earn academic credit while examining your field from a different perspective
  • Gain independence, adaptability, problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and self-reliance
  • Develop a global mindset and linguistic and intercultural competencies

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Diversity and Identity Abroad

We encourage students from all backgrounds to consider study abroad. We understand that there can be academic, cultural, and financial challenges to studying abroad, and your own experience will be both rewarding and challenging in unique ways. Find more resources.