Once You've Been Admitted

After you have applied and been offered admission to a study-abroad program, the following logistical matters must be taken care take care of. Please also consult the above links regarding other pre-departure matters, considerations, and resources.

Confirm Your Participation in the Program

  • Tufts Programs Abroad

    You will be expected to notify us of your acceptance of our offer of admission within one week of the offer, and to submit a non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the program within two weeks of the offer. We will then take care of formally enrolling you in the program for the intended semester or year of your participation. You do not need to submit a Leave of Absence request, as you will remain enrolled at Tufts while on a Tufts Program Abroad.
  • External Programs

    Your program provider will have its own requirements regarding the process and timeline for confirming your participation. However, you will need to officially inform Tufts of your plans to study abroad, which you will do by submitting a "Study Abroad" (not 'Study Elsewhere') Leave of Absence request via SIS. Once your major advisor has approved the request electronically, it will be processed by our office and in SIS, which will alert Tufts that you should not be billed for the semester(s) of your Leave of Absence. If you have registered for courses for the semester in which you now plan to study abroad, those courses will be removed. Note: a Study Elsewhere fee will be assessed at the time your leave is processed (the same fee is assessed whether a student is on a "Study Abroad" leave of absence or on a domestic "Study Elsewhere" leave of absence). The fee for study abroad or elsewhere is currently $1,350. Please note: this fee does not apply to students attending Tufts Programs Abroad; in addition, students participating in external study abroad who receive need-based financial aid at Tufts will not be charged this fee.

Course Selection and Credit Approval

Discuss your study-abroad course selections with your major adviser(s). Consult the "Course Approval" section above on how to obtain credit for your coursework.

Pre-Departure Programming

Prior to studying abroad, each student must complete a required pre-departure module, the link to which will be shared with students registered for study abroad in the coming semester. In addition, in the final month or so of each semester, our office will conduct pre-departure sessions which will cover important administrative, logistical, health, safety, and cultural matters that will help you prepare for the study-abroad experience. 

Tufts Travel Registry

All students whose study-abroad plans are registered with Tufts Global Education will have those plans automatically uploaded to the Tufts Travel Registry, so that Tufts can swiftly confirm your safety in the event of an emergency abroad. Registration will also enroll you at no additional charge in International SOS emergency coverage

Cancel On-Campus Housing

If you previously signed up for Tufts on-campus housing during the semester in which you now plan to study abroad, you must notify the Office of Residential Life and Learning of your plans in order to obtain a refund of your housing deposit. Please contact ORLL directly for cancellation deadlines.