Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary


European Center, 1978


The Tufts European Center is located in Talloires, France, in a priory built in the twelfth century. The priory was purchased in 1958 by Donald MacJannet, A1916, H1979, and his wife Charlotte, H1979, and used as a summer camp site for several years before the MacJannets gave the campus to Tufts in 1978.

Talloires lies on the shore of Lake Annecy in the French Alps, an hour's drive from Geneva, Switzerland. The masonry and stone priory is located on an acre and a half of lawns and gardens overlooking the lake.

Each year the center hosts a number of summer study programs. Tufts in Talloires is for undergraduates and offers six-week, full-credit courses on topics of international interest. Student enrolled in the program live with local families. French in Annecy offers intensive instruction in French language at the college level. Tufts Summit is a program for high school juniors or seniors and offers an introduction to the study of international relations as well as a homestay experience. France Before France is a program for college students on the archaeology of the region, in which students participate in a local dig to learn first-hand about archaeological techniques. Landscape Drawing and Painting is a non-credit course which takes advantage of the scenery around Talloires to teach about landscape painting techniques. The center also administers internships for two students from the College of Engineering to work at a local stainless-steel processing plant. Finally, there is L'Anglais American d'Aujourd'hui, an English as a Second Language program for French nationals, which brings students age eighteen and older to the priory for instruction and to interact with the American students there.

Source: TA Winter 1998

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De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
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Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
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