Some of the most profound educational experiences take place outside of the classroom.
Tufts 1+4 is a unique bridge-year service learning program that allows students to discover new passions, experience different cultures and expand their horizons while serving the needs of a community and working on an issue they care about. Accepted students spend the year between high school and college undertaking full-time community service in areas like education, health, and the environment, before beginning their four years of academic study on the Tufts campus with increased confidence, a renewed sense of purpose, and an expansive perspective on their role in the world.
Locations for 1+4 applicants include 28 cities nation-wide through the City Year program, Santa Catarina - Brazil, Cuenca - Ecuador, Hyderabad - India, or León - Nicaragua. Learn more about these placements by clicking here!
Watch the video and see below to learn more about the program, or contact Madeline Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org, a previous 1+4 Fellow!
Admitted Tufts students are eligible to apply for Tufts 1+4.
Students can apply through their Tufts online application status page by May 1st! Finalists will be invited to participate in a brief online interview. Neither an application nor acceptance to Tufts 1+4 represent a binding commitment, and we invite all interested students to apply.
Tufts is committed to making the 1+4 experience accessible to all students. Need-based financial support is available to any applicant who needs help defraying the costs of the program, including full support to all students who qualify for Tufts financial aid.
Visit the Tisch College 1+4 Website, read 1+4 Fellow blog posts, or contact 1+4 staff for more information or to be connected to a 1+4 fellow or alumnus! If you plan to visit campus for Jumbo Days, or another time during the month of April, contact 1+4 staff to find out how you can learn more about the Tufts 1+4 program during your visit!