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Tufts in Talloires registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.

There are several steps to having a completed registration. Please go through this list carefully:

Please note that steps 1 and 2 MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE before you can register for your courses.

  1. Online Application including:
    • Personal Information
    • 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
  2. Non-refundable application fee
  3. Course Registration
    • 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.
  4. Non-Tufts Students
    • Students from institutions other than Tufts who are interested in the Tufts in Talloires Programs must submit an official transcript and two recommendation forms.
    • 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.

Qualtrics Survey
Once you have seen the video above, there is a short Qualtrics survey to complete. To confirm your place in the program, you will need to complete the Qualtrics survey and make a $500 non-refundable deposit.

Program Fees

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
  • Course excursions
  • Community events
  • Course readers

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 available!


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.

Home Stay

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 families.

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 france@tufts.edu or sent to the address below.

Tufts European Center
108 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155-7049 USA

Fax: 617.627.3457
Phone: 617.627.3290
E-mail: france@tufts.edu

Scholarship Information

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 submit a 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 financial need.


U.S. Citizens:
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.