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Tufts Programs Abroad Records

Call Number: UA030

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from the Tufts Study abroad programs. These materials include brochures, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, press releases, program guides, financial materials, annual reports, and other reports and statistics.


  • Creation: 1954 -- 2018



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Tufts Overseas Program was formed in 1977 following a Committee Studying Tufts Overseas Programs recommendation after reviewing a number of Tufts programs abroad. At the time, there had been Tufts-programs going to Italy, Germany, Paris, West Africa, and London since 1961. These programs were originally organized and led by departments. The Committee Studying Tufts Overseas Programs recommended an administrative office to oversee these Tufts-in-X programs.

The name was changed in 1978 to Tufts Programs Abroad. It was administered by the Academic Dean's office. The first programs offered to Tufts undergraduate students were to England, France, and Germany. There was an additional program offered to Germany for Tufts graduate students.

In 1984, Tufts Programs Abroad were administered by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. There were programs available in England, France, Spain, U.S.S.R. and Germany for undergraduates and a graduate program in Germany.

In 2002, the name changed again to Office of Programs Abroad. There were Tufts Programs to Chile, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, and Tuebingen. Students were also allowed to go abroad through non-Tufts programs. Office of Programs Abroad facilitates undergraduate and graduate students plans to study abroad. They provide resources about the abroad experience, coordinate Tufts-planned programs, hold orientation meetings for exiting and returning to the United States, and oversee logistical problems of studying abroad.


4.54 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

1 Digital Object(s) (1 digital object containing 4 files. )

37.75 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection is organized in three series: Tufts Programs Abroad; Annual reports and unprocessed accessions; and 2019 accessions.

Custodial History

All material accessioned prior to 1997 was originally arranged by subject, no attempt was made to recreate original order, although material relating to administering the collection was removed to the documentation files of the collection in the archives.

Most of the news clippings, photographs, press releases, and correspondence have been separated from the subject files. These types of materials are present however, throughout the subject files as well.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Tufts Programs Abroad, 2007 -- 2019.

Related Materials

UA092, Tufts University European Center records, DCA

Processing status

This collection is partially processed. Processing of 2017-2018 Annual reports completed by Leah Edelman in 2019. Materials were stabilized using Bagger, ingested to the Dark archive, and a file level record was created. Series and collection level description were updated at the time of processing. 2019 accessions were processed by Jane Kelly in 2021. Material was placed in an archival folder. . Series and collection level description were updated at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States