Want to spend part of your summer experiencing the world-class academics at Tufts University? We have the program for you! Tufts offers multiple exciting opportunities for high school students to study and explore the university during the summer. Each program is described below; follow the links to learn more about each program. We hope to see you on campus this summer!
Courses and workshops offered throughout the summer.
Tufts credit option. Commuter only.
Are you a commuter student who just wants to take one or two courses or a workshop during the summer without taking a whole program? If so, this is the option for you! Students enrolled in this program can sign-up for any course or workshop at Tufts that is open to High School students. Our offerings include on-campus and online options, undergraduate or pre-college courses, studio art workshops, and college prep workshops … with most offered for credit.
July 1st – August 10th, Medford / Somerville Campus
6 Weeks. Tufts credit. Residential.
Spend two weeks intensively studying your favorite subject at Tufts University, making new friends, and exploring our campuses and Boston. These programs combine the rigor and intensity of Tufts-level course work with the fun of summer learning. Choose from 3 options in Summer 2018 and expect more offerings in Computer Science, Engineering, and Pre-Med in Summer 2019!”
Medford / Somerville Campus
2 Weeks. Not for credit. Residential.
Join Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life for an exciting, engaging, two-week summer program created for those who are passionate about making a difference in the world and having an impact on local and global issues. With a lens toward advancing equity, inclusion and participation in civic life, the program will equip students with the skills and knowledge to build connections, work collaboratively, and emerge as change agents who can inspire others.
Medford / Somerville Campus
2 weeks. Tufts Credit. Residential.
Experience Tufts’ distinctive approach to the study of international relations by analyzing current and enduring global issues with faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, by immersing yourself in intensive college-level foreign language training, and by living on Tufts’ campus. Outside the classroom, this unique program will expand your social network while exposing you to Boston’s rich academic and cultural offerings through several college and university tours and extracurricular activities.
Boston Fenway Campus
2 or 3 Weeks. Not for credit. Commuter only (residential in Summer 2019).
Join our community of working artists and immerse yourself in thinking, creating and problem solving. While maintaining a focus on developing your unique artistic vision, you will take classes in the foundations of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation. SMFA's interdisciplinary approach to art means that you are encouraged to explore and integrate different media into your art. Our working artists will guide you in this process and advise you on your portfolio. An optional third week following each session gives serious art students extra time for portfolio development.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.