Sledding during winter term at Tufts

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Tufts’ pilot Winter Term offers exciting, intensive programs in December and January. Try something new at Tufts in the calm between semesters.


Tufts Campaign School

Tisch College for Civic Life
Dates: Sunday, January 5 – Saturday, January 11, 2020
Applications open: September 15, 2019
Location: Medford/Somerville
Credit: Not for Credit

Ready to head out on the campaign trail and make a difference? The Tisch College for Civic Life offers a unique opportunity to learn more about how campaigns work, to hear directly from experts, to see candidates in action in New Hampshire … all during the 2020 Presidential Campaign season. Through faculty-led sessions, visits from guest speakers, and skill-building workshops, you will explore critical aspects of political campaigns, including: issues, fieldwork, communications, and fundraising. Best of all, join a community of peers who are energized by participation in the electoral process and by making a difference in their communities. Note: on-campus housing will be available; fees vary. 


SMFA at Tufts Studio Art Workshops

SMFA at Tufts
Dates: Varied Dates from December 19, 2019 – January 14, 2020
Registration opens: Fall 2019
Location: Boston SMFA Campus
Credit: Not for Credit
Program fee: $200 – $1,000

Whether you are a beginner or expert, art begins with an idea and is a lifelong journey. Our studio art workshops offer you a place to start or the chance to sharpen your skills under the mentorship of our expert instructors. Study drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, and even metalworking or ceramics. Whether your goal is professional or to learn something new, come join our community of artists!


Winter Abroad: Traveling Seminars (Italy, Greece, Morocco and more!)

University College*
Dates: Coming December 2020! 
Applications open: February 2019 
Location: Abroad!
Credit: Non-Tufts Study Abroad Program Credit (must be transferred into Tufts)*

Choose from 11 traveling seminars, each with a different intellectual field, course of study, and list of countries to visit!

  • Mediterranean Basin: join Tufts’ own Prof. Bruce Hitchner and Prof. Matthew Harrington for an intellectual and cultural experience on this seminar focused on Greece, Italy, and France in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Through lectures and discussions of history, archaeology, art, and classical literature combined with experiential visits to archaeological sites and museums, this seminar introduces students to the cultural, political, socio-economic, and artistic legacy of the Ancient World. The seminar includes study tours of Athens, Delphi, Rome, Pompeii, Paestum, the Vatican Museum, Florence, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nimes, and the Pont du Gard.
  • American Diplomacy: France, Tunisia, Belgium
  • Europe and the Islamic World: Morocco, Spain, France, Gibraltar
  • Great Cities: France, England, Czech Republic, Italy
  • International Business: France, Morocco, Belgium, Germany
  • Mediterranean Ecology: Spain, France
  • North African Studies: Morocco, Tunisia
  • Psychology of Peace and Conflict: Morocco, Spain, France, Gibraltar
  • Sports & Society in Europe: England, Spain
  • Theatre Alive: England, Ireland, Scotland
  • Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability: France, Spain

* Winter Abroad Note: All Winter Abroad programs are facilitated by our partner, IAU; program fee excludes transportation to/from program, course books, passport/visa fees, lunches/dinners apart from the program, and miscellaneous expenses. Tufts Arts & Sciences and Engineering students may apply for transfer credit through the non-Tufts Study Abroad process; be sure to check requirements on pre-approval for credit with your advisor.


Winter Term Disclaimer: all Winter Term programs are subject to change and are not eligible for tuition remission. Registration and admission/enrollment into any of these programs is not admission/enrollment in a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it related to your ability to receive admission/enrollment in a Tufts University degree or certificate program.


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Join us for Winter Term 2019-2020!