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Study Abroad Fairs

Every September, we host an Annual Study Abroad Fair with representatives from over twenty-five Tufts and external programs. All class years and majors are welcome, though it will be of particular interest to first-year and sophomore students. Come and learn about the various options to spend a semester or year studying abroad. 2019 Fair Date: Wed., Sept 11th from 11:30am to 2:00pm.

Past programs in attendance include: BCA Study Abroad, IES Abroad, Syracuse University Abroad, Trinity College Rome, Brandeis in the Hague (summer), Tufts in TalloiresArcadia University, College Year in Athens, Brown in Italy, DIS Copenhagen and Stockholm, Wellesley in Aix and ECCO Bologna, Smith in Geneva, CET Academic ProgramsIFSA-Butler, Technion International, Middlebury Schools Abroad, The School for Field StudiesThe Swedish Program, SIT Study Abroad, AMIDEAST Education Abroad, Tufts Programs Abroad, Tufts in London at UCL and UALSarah Lawrence College, University of Melbourne, CIEE Study Abroad, Rothberg International School at Hebrew University, University of Haifa, and Boston University Global Programs.

First Steps Meetings

If you are considering study abroad, you must either attend an in-person "First Steps" meeting or watch the "First Steps" online module video series, ideally in your first or second year at Tufts. First Steps is an essential part of planning for study abroad, as it covers the basics of study abroad; the entire presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes. If you attend an in-person meeting, you will have an opportunity to ask some general questions about preparing for study abroad and selecting a program. In-person meetings held throughout the semester, at 12:00pm on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (schedule varies); check calendar below for exact dates and locations.

Tufts Programs Abroad Information Meetings

In the fall semester, we hold program-specific information meetings (with pizza!) for each of our ten Tufts Programs Abroad. In these meetings, you will have an opportunity to learn more about our various program offerings, hear from program alumni, and meet Resident Directors. Come with questions about the experience and the application process. These meetings are especially targeted to sophomores preparing to apply for Tufts Programs Abroad (February 1 of sophomore year) for study abroad during their junior year. The fall 2019 schedule is TBD:

  • Tufts-in-BeijingTBD
  • Tufts-in-ChileTBD
  • Tufts-in-GhanaTBD
  • Tufts-in-Hong Kong: TBD
  • Tufts-in-Japan: TBD
  • Tufts-in-London: TBD
  • Tufts-in-Madrid: TBD
  • Tufts-in-OxfordTBD
  • Tufts-in-Paris: TBD
  • Tufts-in-TübingenTBD
  • Faculty-Designed Summer OptionsTBD
External Programs Presentations

On occasion, representatives from external programs visit campus to present on their offerings. These presentations are occasionally scheduled to follow a First Steps meeting; however, please note that attendance at a non-Tufts presentation does not satisfy the First Steps Meeting attendance requirement. Presentations by external programs are specific to the program and do not cover any of the Tufts policies or procedures. The fall 2019 schedule of presentations is currently being set, and will be announced soon.

  • TBD: TBD
Pre-Departure Meetings for Spring 2020 Study Abroad

Each semester during Reading Period, our office will conduct pre-departure meetings for all students studying abroad in the coming semester. In these meetings, we will discuss important administrative, logistical, health, safety, and cultural matters that will help you prepare for the study-abroad experience. You are required to attend one meeting in the semester before you go abroad. Schedule of meetings for students studying abroad spring 2020:

  • Tufts in London/Madrid/Paris/Tübingen^: TBD during Reading Period (December 10th and 11th)
  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session A*: TBD during Reading Period (December 10th and 11th)
  • Tufts in Hong Kong/Japan^: TBD during Reading Period (December 10th and 11th)
  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session B*: TBD during Reading Period (December 10th and 11th)

*Non-Tufts meetings are not region-specific; attend either meeting A or B, depending on what works in your schedule.
^Tufts meetings are loosely region-specific; if you are unable to attend your location's meeting, you may attend the alternate meeting.