International community celebrates Etish-Andrews’ 35-year tenure, establishes scholarship

Tufts will be losing an integral part of its student affairs community at the end of October when Jane Etish-Andrews, director of the International Center (I-Center) and former advisor to the International House (I-House), retires after 35 years at the university. Etish-Andrews announced her retirement in May, and this was met with an outpouring of […]

Jane Etish-Andrews, director of the International Center, retires after 35 years

Jane Etish-Andrews, director of the International Center (I-Center) and former advisor to the International House (I-House), will be retiring after 35 years of work at Tufts. Shanice Kok (LA ’16), a Tufts Admissions counselor, Nidhi Rao, 2017–2018 I-Club President; and Chiamaka Chima (E ’14, EG ’16) all described Etish-Andrews as a source of support who went above and beyond to build […]

Busting the rich, international myth: International students on aid tackle burdens, display resilience

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series that centers on the stories of international students on financial aid. The first part can be found online. Though there is a stereotype that all international students in the United States are wealthy and paying for their education out-of-pocket, this is not the reality for more than […]

International student employment training program to nearly double in cost

The cost of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a program that allows international students to gain work experience in their field of study, will nearly double from the half-credit cost to a total of $966 starting this summer as the university’s new credit system is implemented. CPT is a federally regulated program administered by the International Center (I-Center) at Tufts that gives […]

Far-flung homes: Khaliun Narangerel on growing up in Mongolia

This is part one of a three-part series centering the experiences of students who are the only ones from their home countries to be at Tufts. For many students with an international upbringing, home is often a faraway place. As of last fall, more than 12 percent of the university’s total enrollment consists of international students, according to […]

Parade of Nations celebrates founding anniversaries of International Center, Club, House

Disclaimer: Antonio Bertolino is a columnist for the Daily. He was not involved in the writing of this article. 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the International Center (I-Center), 60th anniversary of the International Club (I-Club), 45th year anniversary of the International House (I-House) as well as the 25th Oliver Chapman Leadership and Community Service Award. A weekend-long celebration of […]

Tufts tackles fallout from Trump’s travel ban

University President Anthony Monaco said in a Jan. 29 email to the Tufts community that the university is committed to helping students impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that restricts travel to the United States by nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. University response to the order According to Senior International Officer and Associate Provost Diana Chigas, about 73 […]

History on the Hill: International House

When home is overseas, the International House (I-House) can be a necessary home away from home for some students at Tufts. Situated at 13 Sawyer Ave., the I-House is considered a place for the international community at Tufts to gather for conversations, community and fun. But when its existence was first proposed, it faced resistance. The house itself was constructed in […]

Events on the Hill this week

Monday “From Bush to Obama and Beyond: Learning and Not Learning the Lessons of Iraq and Warfare in the Middle East” Details: Rami Khouri, senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative, will be giving a lecture assessing the United States’ involvement in the Middle East over the past 15 years, highlighting involvement […]

Tufts Global Reach to host alumni engagement event in London

Almost 200 members of the Tufts community abroad are congregating in London this weekend to connect with the university and each other for the Tufts Alumni International’s second Global Reach event. The events this weekend include a variety of presentations and networking opportunities for attendees that range from current and prospective students to alumni, parents and friends of the university. […]