International exchange and cultural understanding are central to
success in today's challenging world. Study abroad facilitates
interaction among people of different customs, values, and beliefs,
and encourages participants to challenge their own assumptions and
biases. This in turn creates better citizens and more informed
At our alpine campus in Talloires, France, students learn both
inside and outside the classroom. Host families provide insight into
French culture and language; small informal classes and excursions
to Geneva and other important international centers help students
understand the importance of international experience, so necessary
for visionary leadership in the global arena.
The European Center also serves as an international meeting site,
hosting conferences and seminars attended by participants from all
over the world. All of our programs speak to our mission of
facilitating and promoting international understanding.
The Tufts European Center is actually a former Priory, part of a
Benedictine monastery that was founded in the 11th century. This
extraordinary building lends itself beautifully to study,
contemplation, reflection and exploration.
All of our programs take full advantage of this exceptional
location, offering an unequaled combination of European charm and
natural serenity as well as a commitment to quality education and
Take your education to new heights! We encourage you to come to
Talloires and experience for yourself one of the Tufts University
Summer Programs in the Alps.