General Information and Policies

Standards of Conduct

When you participate in a Tufts Programs Abroad program, you must agree to comply with all rules, standards, and instructions relating to student behavior that are promulgated by Tufts and the host institution. It is assumed that you will conduct yourself with the same standards of academic and social responsibility that are required on the Tufts campus and be a responsible representative of your country.

The on-site directors of Tufts Programs Abroad represent Tufts University, and each student, when accepted to a program, agrees to the supervision and authority of its director. Accordingly, each student is expected to conform to the regulations of the program in which they are enrolled. The director has the authority to recommend the withdrawal of any student whose academic standing or conduct warrants dismissal.

Honors at Graduation

Students who think they might be eligible for degree honors at graduation (see Tufts Bulletin) should consider a Tufts Programs Abroad program. Grades earned on a Tufts program will count toward degree honors (such as cum laude), while transfer credit (available through external programs) will not.

Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Clery Act, Tufts annually publishes a summary of the incidents of crimes of various categories which occur on the several campuses that are part of the University. The overseas programs that Tufts operates at affiliated institutions are included in this report, which can be found at the Tufts University Public Safety website.

Tufts University reserves the right to modify or cancel any of the plans or regulations described herein as conditions warrant.

Tufts University is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and student. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or status as a veteran, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other university-sponsored programs.