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Study Abroad Fair

Every September, we host a Study Abroad Fair with representatives from over twenty-five Tufts and non-Tufts 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.  2018 Fair Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Confirmed programs in attendance include: BCA Study Abroad, IES Abroad, Syracuse University Abroad, Trinity College Rome, Brandeis in the Hague, Sweet Briar College Abroad, Arcadia University, College Year in Athens, Brown in Italy, DIS Copenhagen, Wellesley in Aix and ECCO Bologna, Tel Aviv University, CET Academic ProgramsIFSA-Butler, Technion International, Middlebury Schools Abroad, The School for Field Studies, Organization for Tropical StudiesThe Swedish Program, SIT Study Abroad, AMIDEAST Education Abroad, Tufts Programs Abroad, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Melbourne, and Tufts in Talloires

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 2017 schedule is as follows:

  • Tufts-in-BeijingTues., Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Olin Hall, Laminan Lounge
  • Tufts-in-ChileWed., Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Milmore Room
  • Tufts-in-GhanaMon., Oct. 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Africana Center (Capen House) Lounge
  • Tufts-in-Hong KongThurs., Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745B
  • Tufts-in-JapanMon., Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745B
  • Tufts-in-LondonThurs., Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Milmore Room
  • Tufts-in-Madrid: Wed., Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Milmore Room
  • Tufts-in-OxfordThurs., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Milmore Room
  • Tufts-in-Paris: Tues., Oct. 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745B
  • Tufts-in-Tübingen: Tues., Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745B
Non-Tufts Programs Presentations

On occasion, representatives from non-Tufts 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. Non-Tufts presentations are specific to the program and do not cover any of the Tufts policies or procedures. The spring 2018 schedule of presentations is currently being set, but the following are confirmed:

  • Seoul National University: Friday, January 19th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • IFSA-Butler: Wednesday, January 24th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 701A
  • CIEE: Thursday, January 25th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • University of Haifa, Israel: Monday, January 29th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • Charles University, Prague: Friday, February 2nd from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 730A
  • IES Abroad: Thursday, February 8th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • Temple University Rome: Wednesday, February 28th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 701A
  • Arcadia/University of Sydney: Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 701A
Pre-Departure Meetings for Fall 2018 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. (For certain Tufts Programs Abroad, pre-depature meetings take place during the Director's campus visit in the semester prior to your participation in the program. In such case, you will be informed of these meetings by email.) Schedule of meetings for students studying abroad fall 2018:

  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session A*: Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 pm in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Tufts in London/Madrid/Paris/Tübingen: Wednesday, May 2 at 3:00 pm in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session B*: Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 am in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Tufts in Ghana: Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 pm in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Tufts in Beijing/Chile/Japan: Thursday, May 3 at 3:00 pm in Braker Hall, Room 001

*Non-Tufts meetings are not region-specific; attend either meeting A or B, depending on what works in your schedule

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