Study in Europe this summer!

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.


Under­­graduate Programs

Our 2017 undergraduate summer sessions take place from June 5 to June 29 (Session 1) and from July 3 to July 27 (Session 2). You can choose from a wide selection of undergraduate-level courses that will allow you to earn university credits in different fields, in a highly international environment right at the center of Europe.

Topics include sustainability and finance, psychology and immigration and sports management, to name but a few.

The sessions offer a highly concentrated, immersive experience that is an excellent choice for a study abroad period in Switzerland or for Franklin students who want to continue their studies in Lugano over the summer months.

Learn more about our undergraduate summer sessions.

High School Programs

Franklin also offers two summer programs for high school students.

Both programs are designed for students who will enter their final year of school the following fall. The courses take place from July 12 - 27 and include a series of off-campus excursions in Switzerland.

In the Alpine Ecology program, students will explore various environmental topics surrounding the Swiss Alps, with visits to the Brenno river, Val Piora and Lake Cadagno and an alpine glacier.

The International Economics: Perspectives from Switzerland course will present students with the fundamentals of economics, including supply and demand, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, poverty, income inequality and globalization. Trips around Lugano, Bellinzona and Geneva will allow students to learn about Switzerland’s economic history, its main sectors and the country’s position in the global economic scene.

See the curriculum and excursions for each course.