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Study Abroad Fairs

Every September, we typically 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. Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 between 11:30am and 2:00pm, location and program representatives TBD.

We hope to host a STEM Study Abroad Fair in the spring 2023 semester.

First Steps Meetings

If you are considering study abroad, you must either attend an in-person "First Steps" meeting or watch the "First Steps" video, 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 are held a few times per month throughout the semester; please check calendar below for exact dates and locations.


Every Friday from 1:30pm-2:30pm EST starting September 17th through December 10th. To register for one of our in-person meetings see calendar below.
Tufts Programs Abroad Information Meetings

In the fall semester, we hold program-specific information meetings 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. See the fall 2021 schedule is below:

  • Tufts-in-BeijingWednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tufts-in-ChileFriday, October 8, 2021,1:30pm-2:30pm, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6pm-7pm , Friday, October 22, 2021, 1:30pm-2:30pm 

  • Tufts-in-Hong KongMonday, October 4, 2021 12pm-1pm

  • Tufts-in-JapanWednesday, October 20, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Tufts-in-LondonWednesday, September 22, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Tufts-in-Madrid: Monday, September 20, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Tufts-in-OxfordMonday, September 27, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Tufts-in-ParisWednesday, October 6, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Tufts-in-TübingenWednesday, September 29, 2021 12pm-1pm, Monday, October 18, 2021 12pm-1pm
  • Faculty-Designed Summer Options: See events calendar below
Missed a session? Watch them online!
External Programs Presentations and Q&A Sessions

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 an external-program 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 Tufts Global Education team also hosts external study abroad information sessions with a Q&A format. These sessions are a great occasion to learn more about the external study abroad process and provides students an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

Pre-Departure Meetings for Fall 2022 Study Abroad

Each semester, our office will offer pre-departure programming for all students studying abroad in the coming semester. Please check the calendar below for details of the two virtual sessions for fall 2022 study-abroad students: International Health, Safety & Security; and Budgets, Bookings, and Basic Travel Tips.