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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 Fall 2020 semester are due January 10, 2020.

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!

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.


  • 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.
  • image of scientific illustration
    Five Tufts graduate students designed their own courses on topics ranging from Sex & Consent to Space Exploration.
  • 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.
ExCollege Happenings
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Sophomores & Juniors: Design & teach your own Explorations course!
Apply by March 6 for Fall 2020

Student interviewers needed!
Help select next year's courses, 2-3 hour time commitment
Contact Joe Abrantes if interested

Spring 2020 courses
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Our Courses

2019-2020 Courses