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Study Abroad Fairs

New this academic year! On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will host a Study Abroad Fair for STEM Students in the SEC Atrium of Robinson Hall. Confirmed programs to attend include: Arcadia University, CIEE, DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, IES Abroad, Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), The School for Field Studies, School for International Training (SIT), and Temple University Rome. Join us!

Every September, we host an Annual 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.  2019 Fair Date: TBD.

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 2018 schedule is as follows:

  • Tufts-in-BeijingTuesday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in Olin Hall, Laminan Lounge
  • Tufts-in-ChileWednesday, October 31st at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-GhanaThursday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. in Africana Center (Capen House) Lounge
  • Tufts-in-Hong Kong: Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-Japan: Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-London: Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-Madrid: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-OxfordWednesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-Paris: Monday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Tufts-in-TübingenTuesday, October 30th at 6:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Room 745A
  • Faculty-Designed Summer OptionsTBD
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 2019 schedule of presentations is currently being set, but the following have been confirmed thus far:

  • University of St. Andrews: Monday, February 4th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • STEM Study Abroad Fair (multiple programs): Wednesday, February 6th from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. in SEC Atrium (Andersen)
  • CET Academic Programs in Jordan: Wednesday, February 13th from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Olin Center, Room 11
  • Syracuse University Abroad (Florence and Madrid): Tuesday, February 19th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Dowling, Milmore Room
  • IES Abroad: Wednesday, February 20th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 730A
  • IES Abroad in Quito, Ecuador: Wednesday, April 3rd from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 745A
  • Middlebury in Cameroon: Monday, April 8th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Dowling, Room 701A
Pre-Departure Meetings for Fall 2019 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 2019:

  • Tufts in Cádiz/London/Madrid/Paris/Tübingen^: Tuesday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session A*: Wednesday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Tufts in Beijing/Chile/Ghana^: Wednesday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. in Braker Hall, Room 001
  • Non-Tufts Programs, Session B*: Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. 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.
^Tufts meetings are loosely region-specific; if you are unable to attend your location's meeting, you may attend the alternate meeting.