Tufts Programs Abroad
Tufts students study abroad in hundreds of countries across the globe. In recent years, the list includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British West Indies, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe. Learn more.
The University also sponsors eleven foreign programs in Chile, China, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Oxford, Paris, Spain, and Talloires (France). With the exception of the program in Talloires, which is administered through the university’s European Center, each of Tufts’ programs abroad has a resident director who oversees the program’s academic and administrative aspects and serves as an academic advisor. The resident director supervises and monitors students’ progress in order to ensure that they obtain full credit for courses taken. Tufts awards all academic credit for programs completed by Tufts students abroad, including credit for courses taken at universities in the host country.
Tufts in Talloires, France (summer abroad program)
Tufts-in-Talloires offers students a dynamic group of courses taught by Tufts faculty over the course of the summer. Students enrolled in this program choose two courses from a selection of undergraduate offerings, most of which are taught in English. These courses are designed to take advantage of Talloires’ ideal location in the center of Europe, as well as its striking alpine setting. All students, regardless of French language ability, live with carefully selected host families, many of whom have hosted students for numerous years. By sharing in everyday French family life, students get an inside look at French culture, enjoy authentic cuisine, and develop an appreciation for local customs.
The University of Chile at Santiago
The University of Chile, founded in 1738, is one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It includes 13 faculties that range from arts and sciences to law and medicine. The university has 23,000 undergraduate students and 55 libraries that contain some two million volumes, divided among the various departments. Tufts students are fully integrated into university life and are able to take regular courses in any of the university’s facilities, which are located on four campuses accessible by public transportation, including subway or buses.
Zhejiang University in China
Zhejiang is the name of a beautiful Chinese province which, bordering Shanghai, lies in the southern sector of the Yangtze River Delta in the southeastern coastal region of China. Zhejiang University is located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, a tourist resort noted for the beautiful West Lake, surrounding scenic spots, and places of historic interest. The Tufts-in-China program is located on Yuquan campus of Zhejiang University, which sits at the foot of a mountain within the West Lake area. Students take classes in the International Education College and have ample opportunities to get to know Chinese students and students from about thirty other countries.
The University of Ghana at Legon
Ghana is among the most economically prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa and has a rapidly modernizing infrastructure for sanitation, health care, telecommunications, transportation, food, and accommodation. English is the language of instruction at the University of Ghana and is widely spoken throughout the nation. The University of Ghana, founded in 1948, is a research and teaching university comprising two main colleges (College of Health Sciences and College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences), six faculties (Arts, Law, Science, Social Studies, Engineering Science, and Business School), and numerous institutes, schools, and centers.
The University of Hong Kong
The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is affiliated with the University of Hong Kong and offered in the spring semester. Since its official opening in 1912, the university has embodied the pioneering spirit of Hong Kong. HKU has a student population of around 19,900, with about 1,800 international students. Courses are taught in English and are offered across a broad curriculum. Faculties open to Tufts-in-Hong Kong students include Arts, Education, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law, Science, and Social Sciences.
Kanazawa University in Japan
Like Boston, Kanazawa is a highly cultured city of many parks and colleges. Students take classes at the newly rebuilt Kanazawa University, one of the leading national universities. In addition to a number of sophisticated department stores, the city has a famous open market and wonderful food: anything from Mister Donuts to Kaga cuisine. In short, Kanazawa is big enough to be interesting and small enough to be intimate and manageable, a perfect place to get started in Japan. Kyoto/Osaka, a more urban environment, is two hours away by train, and Tokyo is just an hour flight, or a four- to five-hour train ride.
University College London and the School for Oriental and African Studies
The Tufts-in-London program, which enrolls up to fifty students, is completely integrated into University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. University College London, founded in 1826, is the oldest, largest, and most distinguished college of the University of London. The University of London was the third to be set up in England, preceded by Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to admit students regardless of class, religion, race, or sex. With 18,000 students of whom approximately one third come from more than 130 countries outside the UK, and a faculty of more than 3,800 academics and research staff in 72 departments, it is one of the most diverse universities in England.
University College London is located on an eleven-acre enclosed campus in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, in the center of London. Surrounded by museums and other institutions belonging to the University of London, and with the British Museum, British Library, and Courtauld Galleries only yards away, University College London offers unrivaled opportunities for study and research.
The University of Alcalá and Autonomous University in Madrid, Spain
The Autonomous University of Madrid, where full-year and spring semester programs take place, was founded in 1970 and is located about nine miles outside the city limits in Cantoblanco. The University of Alcalá, where full-year and fall and spring semester options are offered, is one of the oldest universities in Spain, founded as General Studies in 1293 and as a University in 1499 by Cardenal Cisneros. It is also one of the newest, reopened in 1979, and most progressive universities in Spain. The University is located in the town of Alcalá de Henares, a historical city of medium size (140,000 inhabitants) situated 16 miles to the east of Madrid and linked to the capital city by frequent public transportation.
The Tufts-in-Madrid program facility is situated in downtown Madrid and houses the administrative offices, classrooms, and study rooms for student use. The Spanish Language and Civilization courses, which are designed specifically for the program students, are held at the program center, as is the lecture series scheduled each semester to acquaint students with leading figures of Spain’s cultural and political life. The center is equipped with video equipment for viewing Spanish films, plays, and documentaries, three computers and a printer for student use, and a small library to supplement the university libraries.
Pembroke College in Oxford
Oxford University, with 9,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, is now more than 800 years old and consists of 35 independent, self-contained, self-governed colleges and numerous other institutes and organizations. Tufts maintains an agreement with Pembroke College under which a select few qualified Tufts students may spend an academic year at Pembroke College as fully integrated visiting students.
University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) University of Paris III (Sorbonne- Nouvelle) and the Institut Catholique, Paris, France
The Tufts-in-Paris program offers a combination of Tufts in-house courses taught by French professors and courses at French institutions of higher education in Paris, notably the University of Paris III (Sorbonne-Nouvelle), University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), and the Institut Catholique, a private university. Courses are available in French and comparative literature, political science, economics, history, cinema and theatre studies, communications, art history, philosophy, religion, psychology, European studies, and international relations. All courses are taught in French. Qualified students may also apply for the full-year diploma program for international students at the prestigious Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po).
Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen, Germany
The Tufts-in-Tubingen program is completely integrated into the German university system. Program participants spend the academic year at the Eberhard-Karls University, which was founded in 1477. Tufts-in-Tubingen students have enrolled in courses in the following departments: art history, biology, chemistry, economics, English, French, geology, German, history, music, philosophy, political science, and psychology.