Making my (Den)mark: Amsterdam

My first travel weekend: complete. Last weekend, I took an excursion to Amsterdam with two of my DIS friends. First of all, I’d just like to say that European airports are way more efficient than those back home. I’m not even kidding; it took 15 minutes total to get through security and all the way to our […]

Making my (Den)mark: Intro

I’m currently studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark through DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia. I’m participating in the child development core class, but I’m also taking photojournalism, a developmental disorders class and I intern in a Danish sixth-grade class every Thursday. I love this program so much, so I apologize in advance to my friends for […]

Editorial: Current study abroad programs are not sufficient to create global citizens

Studying abroad is popular at Tufts, with around 40 percent of Tufts students choosing to partake at some point in their college career. Tufts offers 10 programs of its own as well as over 150 non-university programs from which students can choose. However, various factors make these non-Tufts programs more complicated for students to fit into their academic careers. According to […]

Students respond to the study elsewhere fee

Shannon Lee, a rising junior, wrote a Facebook post on the Tufts Class of 2020 page that sparked student interest in the study elsewhere fee, a $1,200 fee that applies to all students who choose to study a non-Tufts program. Lee stated that she was not aware of the fee until she “stumbled” upon it […]

Jumbo Exchange: A reflection on study abroad

Time flies. It really does. As of now, I have completed my exchange program in the United States. To be perfectly honest, the past nine months were not all filled with fun and happy memories. Things didn’t always turn out the way I expected. It was not that everything went swimmingly back home, but in hindsight, […]

Combined degree students navigate degree requirements, study abroad opportunities

Students in the five-year BFA + BA/BS combined degree program between the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are immersed in a rigorous program of study as they balance degrees in the liberal arts or the sciences and an extensive concentration in the […]

State Department officials advise about travel abroad

Michelle Bernier-Toth, acting deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Study Abroad Representative and Gilman Program Officer at the State Department Theresa Gagnon spoke via webcam to a room full of close to 25 study abroad and international safety advisors from the greater Boston area during […]

First-ever Language Fair presents multilingual students with employers, education

Tufts’ Department of International Literary and Culture Studies (ILCS) hosted its first Language Fair in Alumnae Lounge yesterday, attracting nearly 200 students to a career-oriented event that featured Tufts administrators, employers and educators from around the Boston area. The event was designed to show students that second languages can be valuable career tools by putting them in direct contact with employers […]

Italian and Portuguese programs look to expand enrollment amidst decreased interest nationally

Faculty in Tufts’ Portuguese and Italian programs have been working to expand opportunities for students of their respective languages. Last spring, the Department of Romance Languages offered a Portuguese minor for the first time, awarding its first degree to one Class of 2016 graduate who happened to have already taken the six requisite courses, according […]

The Elephant in the Room: ‘Holiday Time’ or ‘Time to Reevaluate my Life’

It’s hard to feel adequate at a university like Tufts. I spent many precious hours of my winter break updating my LinkedIn and resume in order to secure a summer internship. I know I’m not alone in this thought process; we all came out of high school at the top of our game. It takes […]