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
Students from institutions other than Tufts who are
interested in the Tufts in Annecy Program must submit an
official transcript and two
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 Annecy students to see before they commit to participating
in the Tufts in Annecy program. The video contains
useful and important information that you should know before you go
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 $5,500.
This fee includes:
One Tufts French credit
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. Scholarships are available.
Tufts in Annecy is open to adults, graduate students, and
undergraduates who have completed at least one year of
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
Tufts Student Handbook, found online via the Student Affairs
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
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
Submit the Recommendation Form included in the Tufts in Annecy
Registration Form to your academic advisor and have your university
transcript sent to the address below.
Tufts European Center
108 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155-7049 USA
Tufts University students who are registering for Tufts in Annecy
program may apply for a European Center Scholarship.
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3750. 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 March 29,
2019, for Tufts in Annecy. 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.