Housing information (please be as detailed as possible!)
A color headshot photo (for identification purposes)
An unofficial copy of your transcript (Freshman
registrations will be held as pending until the first
semester transcript is submitted to the European Center, no
later than the first day of spring semester classes).
A copy of your passport (May be submitted later if you
do not currently have a passport. May be attached to
Application form or emailed/dropped off no later than March
Non-refundable application fee $75
Please check back soon for link to online application.
Complete and print out the course registration form with your selected courses in order or preference.
Must deliver IN PERSON. Bring your printed course registration to the European Center, 108 Packard Ave, 3rd
floor starting December 5th at 9am.
Course registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.
Students from institutions other than Tufts who are interested in the Tufts in Talloires Programs must submit an official transcript and two
Course Registrations will be processed via mail or email if not on campus.
You will be receiving emails from the program once you apply, so
please be vigilant with checking your Tufts email regularly.
We have prepared a short video that we would like all registered
Tufts in Talloires students to see before they commit to
participating in the Tufts in Talloires program. The
video contains useful and important information that you should know
before you go to Talloires.
Once you have seen the video above, there is a short Qualtrics
survey to complete. To confirm your place in the program, you will
Qualtrics survey and make a $500 non-refundable deposit.
The program fee for 2019 is $7,700.
This 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 transfer
Local bus pass
Not included in the program fee: round-trip
airfare, course textbooks, healthcare costs (doctor’s visits,
medication, etc), passport and visa fees, excess baggage charges,
personal travel, organized overnight hikes. Scholarships are
The Tufts in Talloires program is open to all students
who meet the following criteria:
Students must have completed one year of university studies.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
"Good standing" means you are not on Disciplinary Probation or
on Academic Probation. For a further explanation of "good
standing," please read the
Tufts Student Handbook, found online
via the Student Affairs website.
Students are expected to have a minimum cumulative grade
point average of 2.75 (on a scale of 4.0). Freshman
registrations will be held as pending until the first semester
transcript is submitted to the European Center, no later than
the first day of spring semester classes.
An extremely rewarding component of all of Tufts Programs in the
French Alps is the Home Stay. All students, regardless of French
language ability, live with carefully selected host families – many
of whom have hosted students for numerous years.
Families welcome either one or two students into their homes. By
sharing in everyday family life, students get an inside look at
local culture, enjoy authentic cuisine, and develop an appreciation
for local customs.
Each year, students single out the host family experience as the
best way to strengthen French skills, as well as the most memorable
part of the program. The home stay is an integral and memorable part
of the Talloires experience and results not only in improved
language skills, but also enduring friendships with their host
When filling out the Registration Form, students should be as
detailed as possible.
If you are not a Tufts University student
Please have your academic advisor and an additional reference submit
two Recommendation Forms online and have your university transcript
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
sent to the address below.
Tufts European Center
108 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155-7049 USA
Scholarship awards up to half of the program fee. Factors taken into
consideration for scholarship awards include: academic merit/G.P.A.,
financial need, civic-mindedness, travel experience, and the actual
scholarship application and essay. Tufts students will be asked to
come in for a short interview. Scholarships are available only to
current Tufts University students. To be considered, students must
Scholarship Application Form
along with the completed
program Registration Form, before January 17, 2020. Scholarship
recipients will be notified of scholarship awards before respective
program deposit deadlines.
Scholarships offered by the Tufts European Center are funded by
generous gifts from:
The many alumni and friends of the Tufts European Center
The MacJannet Foundation whose support honors Donald and
Charlotte MacJannet, an American couple who made the Tufts
Summer Programs in Talloires possible by donating the building
and grounds which now comprise Tufts' campus in the French Alps.
The Michael B. Slone (A89) Endowed Scholarship for Talloires
established by classmates and friends to honor his life and
sprit for adventure
The Richard and Elaine Kaufman (J46) Endowed Fund for the
support and promotion of international understanding
The Nathan and Shirley Brodsky Scholarship for Tufts in
Talloires, awarded annually to a first-generation student who
has had only limited travel experience and who demonstrates
You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after
your return date. If you need to apply or renew, do so as soon as
possible or at least eight weeks before departure. For information
and forms, contact the main branch of your local post office or a
Federal Passport Agency. Boston's Passport Agency can be reached at
617-565-6990. Unless you intend to stay in France for more than
three months, you will not need a visa.
Citizens of other countries:
You will want to check with the French consulate nearest you for
visa requirements at least eight weeks before departure. As
Switzerland is now a part of the Schengen Agreement, a separate visa
is no longer necessary for flying into Geneva or travelling in
Switzerland. Contact the
French Consulate in Boston.