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Like all of you, we too have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Tufts Summit will take place on a virtual platform in 2021, in order to provide a quality experience while ensuring our community's safety. Read on for more information! Updated February 2021

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Dates: Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 16, 2021

The daily program schedule will be available on this site closer to the program start date. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, except on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Students can expect approximately 4 hours of participation each day, which includes course time, group work, and additional activities. Course times will be available for students in different time zones across the United States.

In 2021, the Tufts Summit program will be held in a virtual format, and students will be able to participate from anywhere in the world. The Tufts Summit program is designed to offer a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to take a college-level course on International Relations while being immersed in French language and culture.  

Tufts Summit students take two non-credit courses: International Relations in a Changing World and La Langue et La Culture Française, both taught by instructors who bring enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of their individual fields into the classroom. Courses are tailored to an audience of high school students and to fit the three-week duration of the program.  

Tufts Summit is a considered an enrichment program, highly academic in nature but without offering college credit. Students will be expected to keep up with readings and assignments. Beyond their coursework, students will also participate in virtual community-building activities and Model UN-like simulations. 

The Tufts Summit Program is open to applications from all students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be rising high school juniors or seniors.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of two years of formal French instruction.

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