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. The first step in planning for study abroad is to attend a "Study Abroad First Steps" meeting, which will outline your options and the policies and procedures governing study abroad at Tufts. Use the above links to learn more about Tufts and non-Tufts study abroad, or use the drop-down menu on the right to find information based on where you are in your study-abroad process. 

Annecy, France, the site of the Tufts in Talloires

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Study Abroad First Steps Meetings

Formerly known as "General Interest Meetings", these meetings are your introduction to studying abroad as a Tufts student and are held regularly throughout the semester, on Mondays at 12 p.m and Fridays at 2:30 p.m.  Please check the calendar for details.

Applications for Tufts Programs Abroad 2016-17 available now!

You may download PDF application packets for Tufts Programs Abroad for full-year 2016-17, fall 2016, or spring 2017. If preferred, hard copy versions are also available in our office in Dowling Hall. (Oxford and Ghana applications must be obtained through a meeting with Dean Sheila Bayne.)


Diversity Abroad's "planning scholarships"

Diversity Abroad and CISI will award 5 planning scholarships ($2,000 each) to students of diverse backgrounds at Diversity Network Member institutions (of which Tufts is one). Scholarships will be awarded for study abroad in summer or fall 2016 and may be used to cover advance expenses for which financial aid is not readily available (passports and visas, flights, program deposits, etc.) Awardees do not need to have selected a study abroad program at the time of award.

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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

Where Do I Begin


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