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Tufts 1+4 Service Locations

We are pleased to offer service opportunities in four countries on three continents—and in 28 cities across the United States through City Year. In addition to the diversity of experiences offered by locations as disparate as India and Nicaragua, each site also features a variety of possible service placements in areas like education, communtiy health, cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and more.

Tisch College works closely with experienced domestic and international service organizations to support a year of meaningful service learning for all of our fellows no matter the country, city, or placement they choose. All service locations have gone through an extensive evaluation process that includes personal site visits from our staff, interviews with organization leaders, vetting of potential host families, and comprehensive agreements that address any situation that may arise during the service year.

In short, all of our service locations offer a rewarding, transformational experience. But they're all different, and may appeal to different interests, passions, and personalities. Explore each available service site below.

International Locations

  • Cuenca, Ecuador

    Embrace the unique combination of nature and culture among the Andes Mountains. Protect local wildlife, improve sustainability in a historic city, or support indigenous artistic traditions through fair trade.
    Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Hyderabad, India

    Discover your passions in a nation that combines ancient cultures, buzzing cities, and staggering inequality. Help provide opportunities through microfinance or entrepreneurship, or work in classrooms to empower a new generation.
    Hyderabad, India
  • León, Nicaragua

    Walk the cobblestone streets of a city surrounded by awe-inspiring volcanoes, and make your mark at the community center, the environmental lab, or the English classroom.
    León, Nicaragua
  • Santa Catarina, Brazil

    Discover a unique path along the endless coastline. Help farmers live off their land, nurse exotic creatures back to health, or support the next generation of youth and entrepreneurs.
    Santa Catarina, Brazil

Domestic Opportunities

Tufts 1+4 Fellows can serve in one of 28 cities across the United States through City Year, a national nonprofit that places passionate young people in underserved schools to help improve graduation rates and shrink the opportunity gaps that perpetuate inequality. Working with City Year is a unique opportunity to strengthen American communities while engaging in the same substantive service, learning, immersion, and reflection that are the hallmarks of the Tufts 1+4 program.

For more information, please contact Jessye Crowe-Rothstein, Tufts 1+4 Program Administrator, at