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 a community and working on an issue they care about. Accepted students spend a 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. Service opportunities for 2019-2020 are available in Brazil, Ecuador, India, and the U.S.
Watch the video and read below to learn more about the program!
All Tufts students admitted to Tufts University are eligible to apply for Tufts 1+4.
Students can apply through their Tufts online application status page at any point after applying to Tufts. This can happen the day after a student hits "submit" on their Tufts application or after that student has been admitted to Tufts, or any time in between. 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 funding to all students who qualify for Tufts financial aid.