Franklin College of Switzerland
Overview: As a result of a formal agreement between Franklin College of Indiana and Franklin College of Switzerland, students may spend a semester or a year of study at the Institute for European Studies of Franklin College of Switzerland. Academic programs at Franklin College of Switzerland vary, but most focus on the art, history, literature, economics, and politics of Western Europe.
Institution: Franklin College, named for the United States' first and most illustrious ambassador to Europe, was founded in 1969 as a nonprofit, independent, post-secondary institution. The international component at Franklin College is of paramount importance. It is designed to accommodate significant changes in the curriculum and variations in the student body in response to global shifts in social, political and economic conditions; the result is a singular learning experience gained from a cross-cultural, highly responsive European international perspective.
Housing: Franklin College of Switzerland does not maintain its own residence halls, so students are free to find their own residences. But Franklin College of Switzerland assists students in finding accommodations and offers an apartment rental service during the academic year.
Course offerings: Click here for a list of course offerings.
Semester: Students can study during both fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.
GPA requirement: Grades must be in good standing.
Information about Lugano: Franklin College of Switzerland is located on a hillside immediately above Lugano, the principal city of the country’s southernmost, Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. The city is situated on Lake Lugano, one of the famous resort lakes linking Italy and Switzerland. The city of Lugano is clean and safe, attracting visitors from around the world, many of them for internationally renowned events such as the International Chess Tournament, the Spring Concerts, the Wine Harvest and the International Jazz festivals.
Other information: Applications are due by June 15th for fall semester study, and by November 15th for spring semester study.