Tuition and Fees

2019 Program Dates

Pre-College

  • Information Now Available!
  • Applications open December 1st

Summer Session

  • Information available December 1st
  • Registration begins January 1st

Summer Abroad

  • Registration dates vary. Please see program-specific pages

First Session: May 22 - Jun 28

Second Session: Jul 2 - Aug 9

12-Week Session: May 22 – Aug 9


With SHORT COURSES and WORKSHOPS running throughout the Summer!

Summer Abroad

Tufts is excited to offer Summer Abroad opportunities. There are three options for Summer 2019:

France
Spain

Don’t see the right destination for you? Don’t worry! We will continue to add new destinations each year!

All students interested in attending Summer Abroad programs (both Tufts and Visiting students) must submit an application. The application deadline, payment deadlines, tuition & fees, and eligibility requirements differ by program. Please see the program descriptions below and the Tuition & Fees page for the complete list of applicable fees.

France

Studying at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France

Tufts in Talloires 2019
Location: Tufts European Center, Talloires, France
Dates: Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, June 28, 2019
Course registration opens: Wednesday, December 5, 2019

Tufts in Talloires is a six-week academic summer program that takes place at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. Students enrolled in the Tufts in Talloires Program choose two courses from a selection of Tufts credit-bearing undergraduate offerings, all taught at the Tufts European Center by Tufts own faculty. French is not required as all courses are taught in English. Courses are designed to take advantage of Talloires' ideal location in the center of Europe, as well as its striking alpine setting, which inspires reflection and thought. Courses are complemented by faculty-led excursions to important historical and cultural sites in the area. In addition to coursework, the Tufts in Talloires program offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities including weekly day hikes into the local mountains. These activities build community and provide students an opportunity to explore the unique Haute-Savoie region of France. Students reside with local host families to experience French daily life first hand.

Eligibility: All student applicants must have completed at least 1 year of university by the start of the program. Applicants must have good academic standing, and cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
Tuition and program fee: (includes room and board with a local host family): 2019 program fees will be posted on the European Center website in fall 2018.
Credit: Courses are credit bearing. Students must be enrolled in 2 courses.
Contact: france@tufts.edu

Note: the tuition and program fee includes tuition for two Tufts credit-bearing courses, room and full board with a local host family (this includes breakfast, lunch (a picnic lunch during the week), and dinner), arrival and departure transfers, local bus pass, course excursions, weekly day-hikes, and Tufts in Talloires community events. Program fees do NOT include roundtrip airfare or any other expenses not listed above.

Tufts Summit 2019

Location: Tufts European Center, Talloires, France
Dates: Sunday, June 30 – Friday, July 26, 2019
Application Due: March 9th, 2019

Tufts Summit is a four week academic enrichment program for rising high school juniors and seniors that takes place at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. The Tufts Summit Program offers students two courses: “International Relations in a Changing World,” a college-level class that looks at the complex world of international politics and diplomacy, and “La Langue et la Culture Française” an intensively interactive a course on French language and culture that emphasizes listening comprehension and speaking as well as daily French usage, expressions and pronunciation. Day trips to international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland and cultural sites in Lyon, as well as excursions into the Alpine countryside enable students to gain an insider’s view of a world most know only from books and newspapers. Students live with carefully selected host families, most often with another student. The home stay is an integral and memorable part of the Tufts Summit experience and results not only in improved language skills, but also enduring friendships with French host families.

Eligibility: Rising high school juniors or seniors, minimum two years of formal French instruction
Tuition and program fee: (includes room and board with a local host family): 2019 program fees will be posted on the European Center website in fall 2018.
Contact: france@tufts.edu

Note: the tuition and program fee includes tuition for two courses, room and full board with a local host family (this includes breakfast, lunch (a picnic lunch during the week), and dinner), arrival and departure transfer, local bus passes, course excursions to Geneva and Lyon, weekly hiking trips including a night in an alpine inn, and additional cultural activities. This does NOT include roundtrip airfare or any other expenses not listed above.

Tufts in Annecy 2019

Tufts in Annecy 2019
Location: Annecy, France
Dates: Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
Application Due: March 30th

The Tufts in Annecy Program offers college students and adults an opportunity to improve their beginner or intermediate French language skills while living in Annecy, France. Known as the "Venice of France," Annecy provides an inspiring backdrop for French language acquisition. Daily classes are taught at a French language institute in Annecy by native French speakers who are experts in developing speaking, listening, grammar, writing, and reading skills. Students are supported by a Tufts French Department faculty member to ensure that their work in Annecy is commensurate with Tufts expectations. Tufts in Annecy students live with carefully selected host families, facilitating language acquisition and enhancing the exploration of French customs and culture. Tufts credit for Tufts French 1, 2, 3, or 4 is offered.

Eligibility: Adults, graduate students, and undergraduates who have completed at least 1 year of university-level coursework. University students are expected to be in good standing, and have a minimum GPA of 2.75
Location: Annecy, France
Tuition and program fee: (includes room and board with a local host family): 2019 program fees will be posted on the European Center website in fall 2018.
Contact: france@tufts.edu

Note: The tuition and program fee includes tuition for one Tufts French credit-bearing course, 20 hours per week of language and culture instruction, room and full board with a local host family (this includes breakfast, lunch (a picnic lunch during the week), and dinner), arrival and departure transfer, local bus pass, weekly group activities and class excursions. This does NOT include roundtrip airfare or any other expenses not listed above.


Spain

Spanish Language & Culture Immersion Program
School of Arts & Sciences – Romance Studies Department
Instructors: University of Cadiz Professors
Dates: Wednesday, May 22 - Saturday, June 29, 2019
Application deadline: More information to come

THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM

This intensive language and culture program offers a 5½ week full immersion experience for students who wish to improve their Spanish language skills and be exposed to the rich cultural traditions of southern Spain. The program is designed for language students as well as language majors.

Language students take two courses in Spanish: A language course and a culture course. Students who are majoring in Spanish take two courses: A literature course and an advanced culture course.

Students are in classes four hours each day, Monday through Thursday, from 9:30am – 11:30am, followed by a 30-minute break, and then again from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Classes are taught by University of Cadiz professors. There are five total weeks of class.

Language classes

Students will be placed in a language class that is appropriate to their level, determined by a placement exam. There are two levels of language classes: Language I and Advanced Language II. The minimum language requirement to participate in the program is successful completion of Spanish 3.

Culture and literature courses

Students also take a culture course taught in Spanish. Students are placed in Culture I or Culture II, according to their level.

  • Culture I is an overview of the culture and civilization of Spain, with special emphasis on the region of Andalucía. As part of the course, students will visit local sites in Cadiz, where they will learn hands-on about the content taught in the course. This class fulfills the Humanities requirement and/or the culture option in Part II of the language requirement. It does not count as a language class.
  • Culture II is an advanced seminar in Spanish Arts history. This course is for advanced students and Spanish majors. This class fulfills the Arts Distribution requirement. Prerequisite: Spanish 22, Composition and Conversation II, or consent.
  • Studies in Spanish Literature is a seminar for advanced students and those pursuing a Spanish major. This course traces the works of some principal authors of Andalucía with particular focus on the historic and cultural context. Students will read a variety of works, including poetry, ballads, and narratives as a gateway to understanding the cultural diversity of southern Spain. This class fulfills the Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: one course above Spanish 22, Composition and Conversation II, or consent.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER WORK

The program offers an array of activities, workshops, tours, and trips, as well as many options for volunteer work. Students can participate in workshops and seminars in flamenco dancing and regional cooking, fun activities such as kayaking and surfing lessons, guided tours in and around Cadiz, trips to archeological sites, saltworks, and pueblos blancos, and visits to Madrid, Sevilla, and Granada.

Perhaps the opportunity that will be particularly attractive to Tufts students is the chance to work as a volunteer in the community. Students are placed in schools to work with children and adolescents under the supervision of a head teacher. There are also opportunities to work in hospitals, shelters, churches, and other organizations that help young mothers, disabled children, hearing-impaired individuals, immigrants, and others.

HOMESTAY

Students will live with a Spanish family. To enhance the students’ exposure to the local culture and traditions, they are placed with families that have been selected by the University of Cadiz. The homestay includes all meals and the families often include students in family activities and outings.

TUTORIALS

Each student is partnered with a Spanish student in Cadiz. Students may want to contact their tutor with any questions they may have before departure. Once in Cadiz, the tutor facilitates the student’s integration to the gaditana culture and the social life of young people in the city.

ABOUT CADIZ

Cadiz is a port city situated on the southwestern coast of Spain. This small and safe historic city has a population of 120,000 inhabitants, which makes it an ideal size for students to move with ease and economy of time. The lack of crowds of summer tourists, the mild temperatures in the summer, the beaches, and easy access to different parts of Spain and Europe provide an auspicious backdrop for a summer program. The climate is ideal for the summer, approximately 80° F with refreshing sea breezes.

Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, with a 3,000-year-old Phoenician heritage. It has a rich history that dates back to its foundation by the Phoenicians in 1100 BCE, and has been inhabited by Greeks, Romans, and Arabs who left their imprint in the city, rendering it a living relic of history. During the Age of Exploration, its port was one of the main connections to the New World. The history, culture, and traditions of Cadiz will guarantee a rich immersion experience for students. For more information, please feel free to review online literature.

FINANCIAL AID

There are a limited number of small scholarships available for summer semester courses. Priority will go to the highest need students, particularly those who are Pell grant recipients. Contact the Tufts Financial Aid office for details at studentservices@tufts.edu.