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Congratulations! The Tufts International Center looks forward to welcoming you as a new member of the Tufts University international community. Below you will find resources and reminders to help you make a successful transition to Tufts. As always, contact the International Center if you have any questions!

About Greater Boston

The Greater Boston area - which includes the city of Boston and surrounding towns such as Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Brookline, Malden, Revere, and many others - is home to approximately 5 million people and 50 colleges and universities. The birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston is also home to major sports teams and events, including the Boston Marathon, and boasts an extraordinary cultural and civic life.

Tufts has three campuses in the Greater Boston area - Medford / Somerville, Boston Health Sciences, and Boston Fenway (School of the Museum of Fine Arts). In addition, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is in the town of North Grafton, which is easily reached from Boston by commuter rail and close to the city of Worcester, Massachusett's second largest city.

We encourage you to take advantage of the many cultural, recreational and other activities available to you during your time at Tufts.

Download our Welcome Guide

International Center Welcome Guide for the Tufts International Community

To help you get started, download our Welcome Guide for new international students, scholars, and employees. The Guide provides invaluable resources about practical matters such as housing, transportation, weather, and other matters. Updated annually. > Download the Welcome Guide

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