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Franklin University Switzerland

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Overview

Where are you going to study today?

Franklin University Switzerland is education that explores and goes beyond boundaries. It is a school where nationalities and cultural perspectives meet and create unique experiences. It is a learning method that incorporates travel and interdisciplinary study into the core of the curriculum. We refer to our methodology and mission as the international imperative in education.
Franklin University Switzerland is a private, non-profit university located in Switzerland. It was founded as Franklin College in 1969. It offers a unique and innovative approach to liberal arts education, characterized by an emphasis on international exposure and experiential learning in a culturally diverse environment. Franklin University Switzerland is in the unique position of being accredited in both the United States and within the Swiss university system.

At Franklin, curiosity is required. You will take an Academic Travel course every semester, seeing places you have studied with your own eyes. You will attend class with international faculty and students from over 50 countries. You will have the opportunity to travel independently and to do internships internationally. You will do research and will develop a critical perspective. You will graduate with a degree that is accredited in both the United States and Switzerland. You will have learned the art of adapting to any situation on the fly. You will be a world traveler. You will have everything you need to be successful.
Come with us to Greece, Malawi, France, Japan, Scotland, Iceland, Korea, Botswana, Italy, or India; and above all come to study in Switzerland, a true crossroads of languages and cultures in the heart of Europe. Take advantage of the opportunity to get an education like no other.

The perfect location

Swiss Alps. Glacial lakes. Mediterranean climate. An Italian flavor. An international population. This is the city we call home: Lugano, Switzerland. Franklin’s founders chose Lugano as the perfect location for the kind of school they had envisioned for all of these reasons and more. Lugano’s cosmopolitan character is central to the experience of life at Franklin, and the campuses are only a twenty-minute walk from the center of Lugano, where rail and airlines connect students with all of Europe.
Visit Franklin and see why so many students feel at home on our campus and in the Lugano community. We welcome you, your friends and family to experience what it means to live and learn in our international environment.


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