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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. 2020 Fair Date: Tuesday, November 17th from 10am to 11:45am. Register

We hope to be hosting the third annual STEM Study Abroad Fair in the spring 2021 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.

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. The fall 2020 schedule is being scheduled and confirmed. Dates and links to the virtual sessions will be made available soon.:

  • Tufts-in-Beijing: TBD
  • Tufts-in-ChileTBD
  • Tufts-in-GhanaTBD
  • Tufts-in-Hong KongTBD
  • Tufts-in-JapanTBD
  • Tufts-in-LondonTBD
  • Tufts-in-MadridTBD
  • Tufts-in-OxfordTBD
  • Tufts-in-ParisTBD
  • 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 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 fall 2020 schedule of presentations is currently being set.

  • TBD: TBD
  • TBD: TBD
Pre-Departure Meetings for Spring 2021 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 2021:

  • Tufts in London/Madrid/Paris/Tübingen^: TBD 
  • External Programs, Session A*: TBD
  • Tufts in Hong Kong/Japan^: TBD 
  • External Programs, Session B*: TBD 

*External-program 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.