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Experimental College
Peer Teaching

At the ExCollege, students can design and teach courses, serve on our governing board, evaluate course proposals, interview prospective visiting lecturers, select courses to be offered, and more. Learn how to get involved!

Apply to be a visiting lecturer

The ExCollege provides teaching opportunities for Boston-area professionals and graduate students who have expertise in their field and a passion for teaching. Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are due January 10, 2020.

Tufts Magazine

Always Ahead of Its Time. For more than half a century now, the ExCollege has been challenging convention, setting trends, and preparing students for the world of tomorrow.


  • students dressed in Star Wars costumes
    Tufts juniors and seniors have designed eighteen advising courses for first-year students on topics ranging from popular TV shows, to the psychology of dogs, to cybersecurity.
  • Students gathered for a medical plant course outdoors
    This popular course is approved for Natural Science distribution credit and brings together anthropology, botany, chemistry, and pharmacology. Offered first summer session. See full description on SIS.
  • visiting lecturer
    The ExCollege is a department at Tufts University that offers innovative undergraduate elective courses. We hire Visiting Lecturers with a range of perspectives and professional experience to teach interdisciplinary and interactive courses.
ExCollege Happenings
Tufts juniors and seniors design and teach these small, 3-credit courses and act as peer advisors.
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