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Adventures Beyond High School

Experience college at Tufts through 6 week programs and short intensives

Summer Session for High Schoolers

Options throughout the summer
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Curious about studying at Tufts, but not looking to live on campus? This program offers the opportunity to commute to Tufts for an enriching academic experience. Choose from 100+ undergraduate-level courses (35+ of which are taught online) along with studio art and college prep workshops. You can even earn Tufts college credit for up to two courses.

Tufts College Experience

June 30 - August 9 | 6 Weeks
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Find out what it's like to live on and study at the Tufts campus. We've designed this program to replicate the undergraduate experience. You can choose from 65+ undergraduate-level courses, most taught by Tufts faculty, and earn Tufts college credit for two courses. Create your own course schedule, enjoy weekend field trips and other social activities, take organized tours of area universities and make new friends with students from all over the world. It all adds up to a memorable summer.

Tufts Summer Research Experience

June 30 - August 9 | 6 Weeks
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Innovative research is taking place across dozens of disciplines in research laboratories at Tufts. Through this program—designed for high school juniors and seniors with prior research experience—you can actively participate in ongoing research projects. Working alongside Tufts faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students, you'll build your proficiency in real-life research practices. To cap off your experience, you'll prepare and present a poster about your lab's research at a poster session.

Tufts Pre-College Intensives

Spend two or three 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 5 options in Summer 2019.

Intensive: Engineering Design Lab

July 14 - July 26 | 2 Weeks
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medford-campus Medford/Somerville Campus

Offers hands-on experience in our state-of-the art maker space.

Intensive: International Relations

July 21 - August 2 | 2 Weeks
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medford-campus Medford/Somerville Campus

Provides the chance to learn a new language while broadening students’ perspective on the world.

Intensive: Leadership for Social Change

July 7 - July 19 | 2 Weeks
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medford-campus Medford/Somerville Campus

Equips would-be change agents with the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals.

Intensive: Programming & App Design

July 14 - August 2 | 3 Weeks
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Features intensive instruction in Python and R and training sessions in other skills with programming experts.

Intensive: Studio Art at SMFA at Tufts

July 7 - July 26 | 3 Weeks
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fenway-campus Boston Fine Arts Campus

Allows students to challenge themselves with new mediums and refine existing skills.
Note: residential students will live on the Medford campus.

Summer Study Abroad

Tufts Summit

June 30 - July 26 | 4 Weeks | Tufts European Center, Talloires, France
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Broaden your understanding of the complex world of international relations through four weeks at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Immerse yourself in the French language and culture through a home stay with a host family. Explore the rich political and cultural history of Europe with day trips to international organizations, historical sites, and the beautiful Alpine countryside.