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    Tufts Pre-College Intensive: International Relations

    Tufts Pre-College Intensive: International Relations


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Politics and Diplomacy, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    With our International Relations intensive, you will be immersed in a cohort of peers and world-class faculty who share your passion for solving problems on a global scale.

    During the program, rising high school juniors and seniors will experience Tufts University’s distinctive approach to the study of International Relations, earn college credit, and create a path toward future scholastic and professional goals. Students will analyze current events and theoretical frameworks for understanding IR through interactive seminars from experts; interrogate key concepts in small, collaborative discussion sections; begin developing the language and communication skills that form the foundation of international affairs; work together in teams to handle simulated crisis situations; conduct research using academic resources available from Tufts’ Tisch Library; and compose a college-level research paper with guidance from advanced classroom assistants and a research librarian. After two weeks of intensive classes, students will expand their network of peers with a passion for IR and gain insightful mentors while acquiring a deep familiarity with collegiate academics and working with Tufts’ highly distinguished faculty and exceptional resources.

    • Study a range of IR topics including international economics, cybersecurity, global public health, nuclear nonproliferation, and more with professors from Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and the School of Arts & Sciences
    • Start to learn a new language or advance your skills in an existing language, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and English
    • Confront real-world issues in an International Relations Crisis simulation, putting to the test the diplomatic, negotiation, critical thinking, and writing skills you will be developing 
    • Forge lasting relationships with like-minded students from all over the world!

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