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Experimental College
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 Spring 2021 semester are due August 7, 2020.

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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.

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!


  • 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.
  • Student wearing face mask
    With only two weeks to reorganize their courses, our visiting lecturers and peer teachers created a new virtual dynamic, maintained a sense of community among the class, and supported students during an uncertain time.
  • 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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What will Fall look like at the ExCollege?
We wouldn't be the Experimental College if we weren’t ready to adapt to a changing world. Read about our mix of classroom and virtual experiences

Welcome Class of 2024
Explorations Advising Courses will be in person in the fall

Updated Fall 2020 Courses
Full descriptions and instructor bios

Our Courses

2020 Courses