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  • Locations: Lugano, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 05/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Communications, Culture, Ecology, Economics, English, French, Geography & Land Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Italian, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

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Switzerland: Franklin University, Lugano


Founded in 1969, Franklin University is an American-style liberal arts college located a short walk from the city center of Lugano. The cornerstone of the college's mission has been its commitment to courses that are international in perspective and cross-cultural in content. In addition, students and faculty come from every corner of the globe, further exposing students to other cultures and international experiences. With just over four hundred students, the college can also boast small classes that emphasize strong student to teacher interaction. Most courses are taught in English. A highlight of each semester is the Academic Travel Program. This two-week study tour of Europe is taught by a Franklin University faculty member and provides students with one additional credit. Past destinations have included France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.


Franklin University is located in the city of Lugano, which is the cultural, recreational, financial, and commercial hub of Switzerland. The city is fun and sophisticated, with dozens of outdoor activities, concert halls, museums, shops, and restaurants.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.