- 4 Year
- 6924 SORENGO-LUGANO, SWITZERLAND, NY
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At Franklin University Switzerland, you’ll have a unique set of academic opportunities, starting with our signature program, Academic Travel: study in a new country for two weeks every semester. That isn’t the only thing that sets us apart though. Our professors use real-world experiences to teach you the practical skills you’ll need in your career. We host industry experts to talk about current and emerging trends, so you’re better prepared.
The undergraduate programs follow the liberal arts model with a course of study consisting of a core curriculum and multiple majors and minors that students can choose as they progress through their course of study. Students are encouraged to study multiple subjects and to understand the connections between disciplines which, in turn, allows them to be adaptable and flexible when they enter the workplace.
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The Franklin Core Curriculum
Build your future on a strong foundation. The Franklin Core Curriculum merges academic skills with a strong focus on international and intercultural competencies. These courses give you the tools you need to study, research, communicate, and live responsibly while crossing borders and traveling far from home. The university core represents the heart of the Franklin experience.
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Franklin University Switzerland Reviews
The academic travel programs offered every semester have helped me come out of my comfort zone and truly explore the world. I've visited almost all the countries I had on my bucket list (including Greece, Scotland, Czech Republic, and France). These programs helped me learn to appreciate other cultures and their histories. It was a truly unforgettable experience being a student here, and I would do it all over again if I had the chance.
It's a pretty small university, it's private and has mostly people from the wealthy 1%. But the university still provides scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students like me who cannot afford the 70k per year cost. Yes, it is THAT expensive. But it's worth it, it's situated in the heart of Europe in a beautiful town in Lugano. Wow!
The professors are also readily available for extra assistance during their office hours as needed. This proved really useful for me because I was struggling to adjust to the online program and I needed more time with my professors. They were helpful throughout the whole Spring 2020 semester.
The IT department at Franklin University Switzerland is very vigilant. They keep us updated with information regarding potential cybersecurity threats and are available for assistance. The WiFi situation is pretty good too, I have rarely experienced any connection problems.
The university also ensures that they communicate with us on a weekly basis to update us on the online learning procedures, Covid updates and university news. This has helped us all stay well-informed throughout this pandemic