Academics - More Learning Opportunities

More Learning Opportunities

At Tufts, learning opportunities certainly aren't limited to enrolled students. Whether you are a professional looking to stay current in your field, an alum interested in traveling the world or a community member wanting to explore the university in your backyard, Tufts has a program for you.


Adult Learners, Alumni & Community Members

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
This program for mature adults gives alumni and community members an opportunity to return to the classroom with on-campus study groups and online courses.
Resumed Education for Adult Learners
Non-traditional students seeking bachelor's degrees can benefit from this program, which is specifically tailored for adult learners.
Tufts Summer Session
Distinctive, affordable, convenient and fun. A summer course at Tufts may be just right for you at your stage of life.
Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement that provides free access to course content for everyone online.
Tufts in Annecy
Based in France, this program is open to adult learners who have completed one year of university-level studies.
Tufts Travel-Learn
Looking for a vacation with both substance and style? Let the Tufts University Alumni Association's Travel-Learn program lead the way.
Music Programs
Classes are offered in piano, voice and chamber music. The Boston Village Gamelan is also in residence: rehearsals are open to the public and new participants are welcome.
High School Students

High School and Middle School Students

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
Thinking about becoming a veterinarian? This program helps high school, middle school and college students and adults decide if a career in veterinary medicine is right for them.
Teachers and High School Student Program
This program, founded in 1989, aims to expose interested high school students of varied backgrounds to health care and related professions and provide support in their academic and personal development.
Tufts Summer Study
Start college early in Tufts summer pre-college programs for motivated high school juniors and seniors.
Tufts Summit in Talloires, France
High school students learn about the world, spending a month taking classes at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France.
Community Music Program
Saturday music classes for teenagers.


Children's Theater
Tufts Children's Theater encompasses Magic Circle Theater, Creative Arts/Jackson Troupe in the summer, and Tufts Scene Study and Collins Players during the school year.
  • Creative Arts/Jackson Troupe
    Creative Arts/Jackson Troupe is a summer program that introduces younger children to the basic principles of visual and performing arts. Creative Arts is for children currently in grades 2 & 3; Jackson Troupe is a more challenging experience geared for the older children currently in grades 4 & 5.
  • Magic Circle Theater
    Magic Circle Theater is New England's oldest theater by and for children, in session daily from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for six weeks in the summer.
Community Music Program
Saturday music classes for children.
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
Programs, such as "Robotics and Art for Girls," are designed to give kids the chance to participate in individual and small-team design projects while fostering an understanding of the design process and related principles. Children use LEGO bricks and accompanying software as they design, build and program their robotic creations.