Tufts in London, Tufts in Oxford
Tufts in London/Tufts in Oxford
48-51 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3AE
Dr Meredith Hyde - Director
Dr Meredith Hyde grew up in New York, London and Montreal, and as a ‘third culture kid’ has a natural affinity with those living for the first time in new environments. She earned her BA from Yale in English Literature and her M.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford University, where her doctorate concentrated on metacognition in study abroad. She has taught at universities in the US, Canada, and the UK, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2010. Her love affair with London centres around its theatres, from the National Theatre to the pub theatre around the corner. Previously director of the Syracuse University London programme, she became director of the Tufts in London and Tufts in Oxford programs in 2019. She has twin sons, ensuring her work/life balance is a continual work in progress.
Vicky Hill - Assistant Director
Vicky Hill grew up on the Yorkshire Moors and has lived in the Czech Republic and Israel, but now considers herself a fully-fledged Londoner. Over her 15 years working in International Education, she has helped students settle into London from all over the world. She enjoys watching every new cohort discover the city and says seeing it through fresh eyes helps her fall back in love with London in a different way each time. She spends her free time writing poetry and mudlarking for treasure on the Thames foreshore with her two daughters. Vicky joined Tufts in London and Oxford in 2019 and became Assistant Director in 2021. She has a BA in English from the University of Birmingham and an MA in Children's Literature from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Nicollette Kabat - Programme Administrator
Nicollette Kabat grew up in Pennsylvania and attended college at Arcadia University, earning a BA in Psychology. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Nicollette was interested in studying outside of the USA and attended two study abroad experiences in London during her time at Arcadia. Her love of the city influenced her decision to move back to London after graduation. Apart from taking care of her cats, she spends her time exploring castles and historical locations across the UK and reading Jane Austen. She has worked at the study abroad offices of Arcadia University and Fordham University prior to joining Tufts in London and Tufts in Oxford as the Programme Administrator.
Monique Jeffrey-Weekes - Student Engagement Co-Ordinator
Monique Jeffrey-Weekes has lived in London her whole life. She has a BSc in Criminology from London South Bank University and over 10 years' experience working with university students, most recently within student accommodation. Monique likes visiting different areas of the UK as there is always something new to see, especially in London! She also enjoys travelling the world and experiencing different cultures.
Isabela Arena Secanechia -- Academic Services Coordinator
Born in São Paulo and raised in the Philadelphia area, Isabela has always been fascinated by the vastness of the world and its cultures. A chronic "Study Abroad Kid", she has studied and worked abroad in six countries, including Italy, France, and the Dominican Republic. She considers London to be her soulmate and is always happy to share her favorite parts of the city with anyone who will listen. Isabela holds a BA in Italian and International Studies from Arcadia University, an MPA from the London School of Economics, and is pursuing a part-time MA in French Studies from Middiebury College. In addition to her role at Tufts, she is a co-founder and director of ELNOR, a nonprofit that provides education access to adults in refugee camps. Isabela can be found enjoying flowers on Columbia Road on any given Sunday, with an oat flat white in hand