Summer Programs 2014

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Journey to the heart of Europe for the most rewarding summer of your life.

Franklin summer programs include introductory through advanced courses in Political Science and Economics; Art and Art History; Literature and Culture; Communications; Business and Marketing, as well as dynamic language immersion programs— where you can study and socialize 24/7 in another language…and live in the Italian-speaking city of Lugano.

Download a PDF version of the 2014 Summer Brochure

 Franklin is setting a new standard for global education. The University is honored to welcome guest professors to campus this summer with our Franklin Fellows Program, Exploring World Citizenship. Students will examine some of the more interesting and pressing topics confronting the 21st century—the role of digital media in our lives; the rise of Judaism, Christianity and Islam from their modest beginnings to their influence and impact on a modern world; the behavioral changes needed by both individuals and organizations for society to achieve sustainability; and the cultural study of citizenship and writing.

In addition to this extensive array of cultural topics, Franklin is offering an extraordinary mix of courses for artists and art students in studio painting, printmaking and photography. The unique cultural mix found in Ticino has captivated artists and writers for centuries, and it is the perfect place to explore the light of the countryside through a digital camera, visit local and regional world-class museums, or begin a collection of travel essays chronicling your European adventures. With Florence, Venice and Milan just short train rides away, Franklin is the perfect location to both develop your portfolio and expand your cultural frame of reference.

From the beginning of June to the end of July you may choose summer courses from two 4-week sessions. Earn up to 12 college credits (4 courses) with permission from your home college/university (Visiting Students) or academic advisor and dean (Franklin Students)—and also get the chance to explore Europe through weekend travel in Switzerland and neighboring countries as well as meeting students from all over the world and through living in Lugano, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and a hub of international urban culture, business, languages and travel.

Course Offerings

Session 1 Course Descriptions

Session 2 Course Descriptions


Application for Admission

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