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Things to Consider

Participating in a program at the Tufts European Center in Talloires is a big decision, and A sign in Talloires indicating "Le Prieure Tufts University"there are many factors to consider before you apply. For example, Talloires is a very different environment from our campus in Medford/Somerville, and the experience of living and studying in France will have a very different rhythm and context. In addition, many of the conveniences and services you are used to (car sharing services, health services in English, extensive public transportation) will not be available.

Preparing for your experience abroad will set you up for success and help you make the most of your time in Talloires.

We invite you to explore this website carefully and to reach out to our staff if you have any further questions. We want you to be as informed as possible before you apply!

Below are four important aspects to consider:

You will actually have to study! 

Programs at the European Center in Talloires are academic in nature and students are expected to apply themselves to their coursework. Click below to read more specific details in our Academic Program section.

You will experience a different culture.

Although France may look like the United States in many ways, there are many differences, both obvious and subtle! Prepare to immerse yourself in French culture and language.

You will live with a host family. 

This is a significant part of the Talloires experience. It can be challenging, exciting, thought-provoking, rewarding, and much more!

Be aware of costs.

In addition to the program tuition and travel costs, you should plan for personal expenses during the program. Visit our costs, scholarships, and budgeting pages to learn more!