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 to undergraduate students 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

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Sep 25, 2018

Drop by between 12:30 and 1:30pm to learn more about Arcadia's study-abroad offerings all across the globe!

Sep 28, 2018

Drop by to learn more about studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh!

Oct 10, 2018

Are you a sophomore thinking about studying abroad next year? Join us to learn about this spring-semester program, based at the University of Hong Kong ( and offering Tufts credit for a variety of courses across a wide range of academic subjects. Talk to the Resident Director and program alumni about their experiences. Pizza will be served!

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News & Announcements

Studying abroad in spring 2019? Apply for the Gilman Scholarship!

If you receive a Federal Pell Grant and plan to study abroad in spring 2019, applications for the Gliman Scholarship will be due Tuesday, October 2nd! If you have questions, contact Melanie Armstrong in the Office of Programs Abroad.

We have a new guide on the LGBTQ+ experience abroad!

Check out our newly-updated guide, which is now part of our 'Cultural and Social Identity Resources' page!

Share your experiences abroad via the Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Tufts graduate and undergraduate students from across the University are invited to submit photos that capture the contest’s global themes. Submissions due October 26th!

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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.