With SHORT COURSES and WORKSHOPS running throughout the Summer!
Tufts is proud to offer, for the first time, Summer Study Abroad opportunities for its students. The School of Arts & Sciences, including the SMFA at Tufts, is offering two exciting options in Summer 2017.
Don’t see the right destination for you? Don’t worry! Next year we will be adding many more!
All students interested in attending Summer Study Abroad courses (both Tufts and Visiting students) must submit an application through the "Register/Apply" links above. For instructions on how to register, please visit this page. The application deadline for Summer Study Abroad courses is April 30th. Payments are due within 10 days of application, by May 10th at the latest. Students will not be considered "registered" in the program until payment is received.
Note that Study Abroad courses have course-specific eligibility requirements, Tuition & Fees, and additional policies may apply.
School of Arts & Sciences – Philosophy Department
Instructors: Stephen White, Mario DeCaro
Dates: June 19 – June 30, 2017 (online modules begin May 24th)
Study Philosophy and Photography in Rome during this two-week Summer Study abroad experience. Students will prepare for their trip in a 10-module online mini-course. This course is about insiders and outsiders. How does the perspective of an insider differ from that of an outsider, and what does it mean to bring these perspectives to life? What are the moral dimensions of these designations? What justifies them, and what are their consequences? What sustains a person's or a people's status as an insider or an outsider, and how does this status come to change? These are just some questions we shall ask in investigating the insider/outsider relation as it appears in various walks of personal, philosophical, artistic, social, and political life.
Morning lectures will raise philosophical questions that students confront first in the classroom and then, in the afternoon, through guided photographic excursions into Rome and its environs led by a Tufts Professor of Studio Art as well as guest art historians. Students will earn course credit in either philosophy or studio art, and each student will produce a portfolio of philosophical writing and/or photography.
Students will complete ten online modules before arriving in Rome for Phase II. Modules include guided reading exercises, multimedia clips, essay questions, file search activities, and homework assignments. Each module anticipates a corresponding Phase II session by preparing students to adequately engage Phase II course material.
Credit: 1.0 Course Credit (4 Semester Hours)
Eligibility: Undergraduates (Tufts and Visiting students)
Location: Rome, Italy
Tuition: $2,800 Credit
Program Fee: $2,600 (incremental to Tuition) + $60 Application Fee (non-Tufts Students)
Note: Program Fee includes all housing and all scheduled activities during the Program. Cost does not include meals, airfare to/from Rome, or non-program activities. See the “Tuition & Fees” section in the header for more financial information.
School of Arts & Sciences – School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
Instructors: Mags Harries, Julie Graham
Dates: June 11 – June 25, 2017
This course is for those who want to make art in one of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious cities. 2017 marks the 57th year of the Venice Biennale, the prominent international contemporary art exhibition. This course will encompass an introduction to the cultural, historical and visual richness of Venice in addition to the contemporary work exhibited at the Biennale. With both guided tours and individual visits we will explore the Biennale both in the Giardini and Arsenale, and also discover the site-specific works that are installed throughout Venice. We will look at the spectrum of artists that Venice offers…. from Giotto to Mark Bradford.
Mags Harries and Julie Graham are both renowned teachers at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Capitalizing on Mags’ experience with sculpture, site-specific installation and mapping, and Julie’s experience with mixed media, painting and photography, we will discuss a range of disciplines and conceptual art-making approaches. A guest art historian will give 2 lectures addressing the history and development of Venetian art and architecture. We will visit both the contemporary and historical museums.
Credit: 0.5 Course Credit (2 Semester Hours)
Eligibility: Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors (Tufts and Visiting students), Graduate Students (Tufts and Visiting)
Location: Venice, Italy
Tuition: $1,400 Credit
Program Fee: $3,850 (incremental to Tuition) + $60 Application Fee (non-Tufts Students)
Note: Program Fee includes all housing and all scheduled activities during the Program. Cost does not include meals, airfare to/from Venice, or non-program activities. See the “Tuition & Fees” section in the header for more financial information.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.