Studying abroad at Franklin was the start of a journey that would change my life. Studying in Lugano, Switzerland for 4 months…traveling to 8 countries…I am forever thankful to have experienced this opportunity.
Stephen Mendez

Franklin offers two distinct locations for students interested in coming to Franklin for a semester or a year. Our campus in Lugano allows students to take a variety of courses in 16 different majors, and 22 minors. Our Zurich Program gives students the opportunity to students to combine coursework and creativity in a compelling, hands-on semester-long program in Zurich, one of the most important financial, cultural and political cities in Europe. 

Thanks to Franklin’s dual accreditation in both Switzerland and the US, courses taken by study abroad students are transferable to U.S. colleges or universities and to most other universities worldwide.

Go Places While You Study Abroad

Academic Travel Program

A unique feature of studying at Franklin University Switzerland is our Academic Travel program. Every semester, all Franklin students have the opportunity to embark on a two-week trip to a destination linked to an academic topic, led by our faculty. Recent destinations have included Iceland, Spain, Italy, Malawi and the UK.

As a Study Abroad student, you are free to choose any Academic Travel program during your semester or year at FUS. Where else can you "double" your study abroad experience?

Independent Travel

Given our central location, plenty of weekend independent travel opportunities are also at your fingertips. Rome, Paris, Berlin and many of Europe’s most famous cities are a short train or plane ride away, and Franklin’s study abroad program wouldn’t be complete without exploring Switzerland’s alpine hiking trails, small ski towns… and of course, chocolate and fondue!

Partner Institutions

Partner institutions include all CCIS member institutions, along with a number of universities.

Chapman University
College of Charleston
Dar Al-Hekma College
Emerson College
George Mason University
Hallym University Korea
Lasell College
Lycoming College
Richmond University
Southern Methodist University
St. Edward’s University
Trisakti University
University of Southern California