Study at Franklin this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, precautions are being taken to protect students living locally, and summer programs will be run partly or exclusively online. See individual programs below for details.

Plans change fast in the world we live in, and Franklin University Switzerland has adapted its summer programs to meet your needs, both on campus and online.

Franklin University Switzerland combines rigorous academic programs with valuable experiential learning on-site and online, especially designed for summer 2020. Guest lecturers and Franklin faculty will come together to deliver a diverse array of courses that focus on highly relevant global issues. Topics include Finance, Psychology, Business, Art, Politics, Media, Environmental Issues, and more.

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Why Franklin?

Programs are available for students of different ages and educational levels. Develop your academic talents among an international student population and take advantage of the unique, real-world learning experiences offered by our faculty. Join a network that spans the globe.

All courses are taught in English, with the exception of language-learning classes. For students unable to travel to Switzerland, we have special online rates and learning opportunities so that you can share in the Franklin experience, even from afar.

Students joining us in person will also enjoy:

  • The warm Ticino climate, complete with palm trees and the Swiss and Italian Alps as your panoramic backdrop
  • Comfortable and modern housing, with a new building and additional accommodations tentatively scheduled to be completed in 2021
  • Locally-sourced foods at our dining centers
  • Campus services that are ready to support you throughout your stay

Who can apply? Choose the program that's right for you.


Open to University Students and Graduating High School Seniors

Session 1:
June 1 - June 25

Session 2:
June 29 - July 23

Interim Sessions in May, July and August

Many course options are available!

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Open to High-school Juniors and Seniors, age 15+

International Economics: Perspectives from Switzerland

Dates: June 29 - July 23

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Higher Education Leaders

Open to professionals with a bachelor’s degree

Two-week course exploring higher education leadership within a global context

Postponed to Summer 2021

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