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Adventures Beyond High School

Experience college at Tufts through courses, programs, and short intensives

Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers

Options throughout the academic year, winter, and summer
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Curious about what it's like to take a course or workshop at Tufts? This program offers the opportunity to commute to Tufts for an enriching academic experience. Choose from among our undergraduate-level courses and studio art workshops that are offered year-round. During the summer, we also offer many online courses, college-level courses designed specifically for high school students, and special college prep workshops. Check out our open course list here (select Course Type: Open to High School Students)!

Tufts Research Experience

Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
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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 College Experience

June 28 - August 7, 2020 | 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 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 -- and our new program, Mini-Med School, arrives in Summer 2020!

Intensive: Engineering Design Lab

July 12- August 7, 2020 | 2 Weeks Per Session
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Offers hands-on experience in our state-of-the art maker space.

Intensive: International Relations

July 19 - July 31, 2020 | 2 Weeks
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Provides the chance to learn a new language while broadening students’ perspective on the world.

Intensive: Coding 101

July 12 - 31, 2020 | 3 Weeks
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Enables students of ALL levels to build apps that solve real world problems.

Intensive: Studio Art at SMFA at Tufts

July 12 - July 31, 2020 | 2-3 Weeks
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Allows students to challenge themselves with new mediums and refine existing skills.
Note: residential students will live on the Medford campus.

Intensive: Mini-Med School

July 12 - July 24, 2020 | 2 Weeks
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Think you want to be a doctor? This summer intensive provides driven students who are interested in medical school (or in other health professions) the opportunity to study with one of the nation's leading medical schools - Tufts University School of Medicine.

Short-Term Abroad

Tufts Summit in Talloires

June 30 - July 26, 2019 | 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.

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