Summer June 2018
Dates: June 2 - June 29
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Costs: (One Course) $4,421 CCIS Member | $4,841 Non-Member
(Two Course) $6,771 CCIS Member | $7,171 Non-Member
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Franklin University is perfectly located in the heart of Europe in Lugano, Switzerland, on the Swiss/Italian border. Situated on Lake Lugano, Lugano is the cultural, recreational, financial and commercial hub of Switzerland's southernmost, Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Lugano is a sophisticated and safe city, with dozens of outdoor activities, concert halls, great museums, and a variety of shops and restaurants.
Lugano is also the central point of departure for all of Europe. With Lugano's rail lines and regional airport, the rest of Europe is within easy reach. Students participating in the Franklin College summer program may choose summer courses from two four-week sessions. Earn up to 12 college credits.
Students will also cover a lot of European ground through weekend travel in Switzerland and neighboring countries. Students have the option of enrolling in Session One, Session Two or both Sessions.
Truman State University
Director of the Center for International Education Abroad
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This program is sponsored and administered by Truman State University.
Franklin University is an American liberal arts institution located on a hillside above Lugano, Switzerland, the principal city of Switzerland’s southernmost Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Founded in 1969, Franklin College is fully accredited in both the United States and in Switzerland.
The cornerstone of Franklin's educational mission has been its commitment to courses that are international in perspective and cross-cultural in content. In addition, students and faculty come to Franklin from every corner of the globe, further exposing program participants to other cultures and international experiences.
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To help students acclimate to their new surroundings, each summer session begins with a day-long orientation conducted by the staff at Franklin College. The orientation program includes sessions on academics, living in Lugano, health and safety issues, and a walking tour of the city.
There are several facilities open to students in addition to the classrooms, library, bookstore, and computer labs. The Falcon's Nest is a student lounge with wireless Internet access, Ethernet plug-ins, and three desktop computers available for student use. The Falcon's Nest also has a big screen television with cable and a Foosball table. Another student lounge, Ben's Den, contains a television with international cable and wireless Internet access. At the college sports complex, students have access to a soccer field, basketball court, and weight room.
Students will share a fully-furnished campus apartment with other program participants, located within walking distance of campus. All kitchenettes and common cooking facilities are stocked with basic cookware, silverware, plates, bowls and glasses. Students will need to bring their own bed linens and towels; however, a pillow and duvet comforter may be leased directly from the school. Each residence building also has a trained student Resident Assistant (RA) assigned to help participants during their time at Franklin.
Students have access to fully equipped kitchens in their campus apartment. Students may also purchase a meal plan directly from Franklin College, which offers six meals per week (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Additional information about the optional meal plans will be provided in the acceptance packet from Franklin College.
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.7 GPA
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
Studying abroad in Lugano, Switzerland at Franklin College will go down as the best summer in my life--I'm sure of it. There was nothing quite like traveling around Europe for a weekend and having a place to come back to like Lugano. The Swiss are the cleanest, most adventurous, fit, wealthy, and pleasant people I've met in my life and you would not understand until you go to this beautiful country. From the breathtaking views from the Lake and downtown Lugano looking up into the Alps, and the breathtaking views looking down upon the small towns from the mountains is something no picture can capture, because trust me, I tried. When studying at Franklin College, the Resident's Assistants were always finding activities for the students to do together, none of which were inside because who would want to miss the weather and glorious views when sitting indoors? I am making it a priority to travel back to Switzerland within the next five years, and I would be fine only traveling within it's borders. No other country has as much diversity as Switzerland with the French, German, and Italian regions, so it's almost as if you're getting parts of Europe in one. As a result of this diversity, the French, German, and Italian cuisines are all authentic and words can't describe the taste of the delicious food. Go and get the real European experience all within one country, go to Switzerland!
Franklin is a small school, but the perfect size to study abroad, I absolutely love it here. The city of Lugano is so beautiful and the location of the school gives you easy access to everything the city has to offer. Switzerland is also the perfect country to study because it has a little bit of everything and it is so easy to travel to other parts of Europe. I would tell everyone to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, you won't regret it!