About 40-45% of undergrads at Tufts study abroad, either for a semester or even for a full academic year. In addition to the main campus just outside Boston, Tufts has a campus in Talloires, France, and students can choose to spend a summer semester studying there while living with a host family. For students who would rather study in the States but want to branch out, Tufts also offers programs in Washington D.C., at Mystic Seaport, and even offers exchanges with Spelman College, Swarthmore College, and Lincoln University.
International Relations Major
One of the most popular majors at Tufts, the IR program is truly interdisciplinary, drawing from courses in the social sciences, arts, natural sciences, history, and more. Students in the program explore issues such as regional history, the role of the US in foreign affairs, and economics. Language and study abroad programs are tied in with the major, allowing IR students to have a truly hands-on learning experience.
The Experimental College is a hallmark of Tufts—a campus organization devoted to developing new courses and bringing the expertise of working professionals in the greater Boston area to the undergraduate curriculum. ExCollege instructors are policy analysts, filmmakers, attorneys, and PhDs from a wide array of disciplines. Courses are discussion-based and fully participatory, and students even have the chance to be involved in programming, reviewing course proposals and voting for courses to be added.