Franklin University Switzerland

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Basic Information

Phone Number: +41.91.986.36.13
Fax Number: +41.91.993.39.06
Address: via Ponte Tresa 29 6924 Sorengo (Lugano) Switzerland

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Additional Information

President: Dr. Greg Warden
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
School Size: 362
Classroom Size: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Housing Availability:

7 Residence Halls

Type of Housing: Living in the residences on Franklin University Switzerland’s campus is an important part of the educational experience. It is a great opportunity to make your first friends on campus and adjust to living alone. Most of the rooms have kitchenettes or a common kitchen shared among all residents of the resident hall. They all have bathrooms; so you’ll have your privacy and will be able to take responsibility for you own living space. There are seven residence halls at Franklin, and each one has a trained Resident Assistant. The RA is your go-to person for questions or problems. They are equipped with first-aid kits, toolboxes, and are trained to handle any and all situations that students might face. There are three RAs on duty every weeknight, and two on every weekend. During their duty shifts, also known as ‘rounds’, the RAs walk through each residence hall to ensure things are safe and sound. In addition, RAs organize events and activities to do on campus and around town. They strive to provide students a truly spectacular Franklin experience through everything that they do.
Diversity: North America 56.6% Latin American and the Caribbean 6.3% Europe 21.2% Asia 6.0% Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia 8.9% Sub-Saharan Africa 1% Number of Countries represented 57
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At Franklin there are many opportunities to take part in the many student activities and organizations available on campus. The students, staff, and faculty make an active effort to provide and participate in events on campus and the surrounding local communities. In fact, many of these activities have become Franklin traditions, forming a set of events to look forward to as a Franklin student.

These traditions represent exciting chances to get to know fellow classmates, faculty and staff. They are also a great way to learn about the various cultures that form the Franklin community and the student activities which can help you maximize your university experience.

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Sports: Franklin University Switzerland offers students a variety of sports and fitness programs and activities, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and provides opportunities for leisure and fitness. The on-campus sports facilities include the Tone Athletic Center, which includes a basketball court, weight room, and cardio room. Close to campus there are tennis courts and swimming pools available. Furthermore, one can always take their fitness to the next level and step out into the beautiful hiking, running, and biking paths located in Lugano and the surrounding cities of Ticino. Sports and fitness at FUS comprise a range of programs and events, including Franklin Men/Women’s Soccer, Men/Women’s Basketball, and Franklin Dance Club. Students are warmly encouraged to also start their own programs: past student-led activities include Field Hockey, Yoga, CrossFit, Meditation workshops, and Self-Defense classes. Franklin also welcomes student athletes who wish to continue intensive sports practice while at your university, in particular through its PASS program. Gym Hours Monday-Thursday 10:00am – 10:00pm Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday Closed
Majors: Art History and Visual Culture Communication and Media Studies Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Environmental Studies French Studies History International Banking and Finance International Economics International Management International Relations Italian Studies Literature Political Science Psychology Social Justice and Sustainability Visual Communication Arts
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Study Abroad: Whether you’re already working on your degree at another college or university or you’re interested in taking a gap year abroad, Franklin offers semester and year-long study abroad programs in Switzerland that will give you a new perspective on your academic path. Since our study abroad programs are accredited both in the US and in Switzerland, you will be able to transfer credits earned through your coursework at Franklin to your home institution. On top of that, you will become a member of our vibrant, open community – taking the memories, experiences, and friendships with you well beyond your time in Switzerland. Expand your worldview, take your studies to the next level and explore countries and cultures for a truly international experience.
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Franklin University Switzerland combines rigorous academic programs with exciting experiential learning, and the summer sessions are no exception.

Whether you already study at university or you are a high school student, summer is a great time to join Franklin, as guest lecturers and Franklin faculty come together to offer a diverse array of courses focusing on highly relevant global issues.