In response to our supplemental question, “Why Tufts?” one of last year’s applicants began, “I can hear the roar: the call to become a global citizen, charged with a moral responsibility beyond self-preservation.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. At Tufts, globalism isn’t just a theme discussed in classrooms; it’s a way of life. International students make up 15% of our undergraduate population and represent over 60 different nations. Almost half of our undergraduates study abroad during their junior year (turns out the travel bug is contagious). Tufts students choose from over 200 study abroad program options, and they return with compelling stories to tell, not to mention a new language in which to tell them. Even here on the Hill, our extracurricular environment exudes globalism; just ask our Cape Verdean Student Association, the Bhangra dance team, or the Jumbos in Engineers Without Borders. If you haven’t heard the roar yet, check out the map below to gain a sense of the scope of our student body, clubs, and academic programs.
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