Programs Abroad

Junior Year in Paris, Madrid, or Santiago (Chile)

Through the Tufts-in-Madrid, the Tufts-in-Paris, and the Tufts-in-Chile programs, the Department of Romance Studies offers undergraduate majors an unusual opportunity for study in Spain, France, and Chile. Because these programs are supervised and sponsored by Tufts, students enrolled in them receive letter grades on their transcripts and remain eligible for financial aid from the university.

For further information contact Mala Ghosh, Associate Dean & Senior Director, Tufts Global Education.

Tufts Summer Program in Pavia, Italy

Tufts Global Education, in cooperation with the School of Engineering and the Program of Italian Studies, has created a 5 ½ week program in Pavia, Italy aimed to provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonderful culture of Italy while earning credits in Data or Computer Science and Italian Language and Culture. This program is designed for all students, from both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, and regardless from their Major or Minor. Students can take up to 7 credits, with one class in either Data or Computer Science, and one class in Italian Language (any level). They will participate in weekly cultural activities and day trips to enhance their cultural experience. Students will also be accompanied by "Italian peers" who will help them navigate the territory, practice their language skills, and experience different aspects and practices of the Italian social life for a deeper cultural immersion. No background in Italian Language or Computer Science is needed.

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30 km south of Milan (about 30 minutes by train) and is home to an incredible number of artistic and cultural treasures, including several world-renowned churches and museums, like the Certosa of Pavia. This beautiful and culture-filled little town offers numerous opportunities for socialization and fun, with its four theaters and cinemas, twenty-two libraries, nineteen museums, and two cultural centers. Its location makes it the ideal base for trips around Italy as well as Europe, with only one and a half hour flights from cities like London and Paris, and a mere five hour train ride from the gorgeous Sorrento and Amalfi coast in southern Italy. For those interested in sports, the University Sports Centre (CUS) in Pavia offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments, while a variety of pools is available throughout the summer.

The Tufts European Center in Tufts

The Tufts European Center in Tufts University's campus in Talloires, France. Set on the banks of Lake Annecy, in the foothills of the French Alps, the European Center’s building is an 11th century former Benedictine Priory. Each summer there are two academic programs available for undergraduate students at the Tufts campus in Talloires.

Tufts in Talloires

Tufts in Talloires is an intensive, six-week summer-semester program that offers students the opportunity to select two credit-bearing courses from an array of offerings, all taught by Tufts faculty. Tufts in Talloires courses are all existing Tufts courses that fulfill undergraduate requirements. Courses are designed to take advantage of the program’s ideal location in the center of Europe, as well as its inspirational Alpine setting. Each student lives and shares meals with a local host family; the residential component of the program adds an important dimension to the students' experience of French daily life and culture. No French Language skills are required. Scholarships are available.

Tufts in Annecy

Tufts in Annecy is a four-week French language immersion program that offers university students an opportunity to improve their beginner or intermediate French language skills. French language classes are taught at a partner institute in Annecy, specialized in teaching French as a second language. French language classes are taught by native French speakers who are FLE professionals and experts in developing speaking, listening, grammar, writing, and reading skills. Tufts in Annecy students are placed in a French language course specific to their skill level, attending language classes in Annecy and participating in regional cultural excursions for twenty hours per week. Tufts in Annecy students are accompanied by a faculty member from the Tufts French Department who oversees their work and progress. Tufts in Annecy students are also supported and assisted by the Tufts University European Center staff in Talloires. Residing with a French family complements language classes, facilitates language acquisition, and enhances the exploration of French customs and culture.

For further information, contact the Office of the Tufts University European Center at or 617-627-3290.