Franklin College- Summer Programs
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; Communications; History; and Business, Marketing and Information Systems, 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.
SIT Study Abroad offers two programs in Switzerland . Students can study Development Studies and Public Health; or International Studies, Organizations, and Social Justice. The experience includes excursions to France.
Kent State in Geneva
The Kent State University Geneva study abroad program in Switzerland is your opportunity to spend an entire semester interning with an international organization, visiting historic places, meeting with European officials, establishing new friendships, and touching cultures different from your own. Since 1977 the Geneva study abroad program has enrolled students from all over the United States and Canada. Your participation may expand your resume, but we believe having the opportunity to live and study in Switzerland will broaden your life.
Franklin College is perfectly located in the heart of Europe in Lugano, Switzerland, on the Swiss/Italian border. Situated on Lake Lugano, one of the spectacular lakes within the "Swiss Rivera," Lugano is the cultural, recreational, financial and commercial hub of Switzerland's southernmost, Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Lugano is a sophisticated and safe city, with dozens of outdoor activities, concert halls, great museums, and a variety of shops and restaurants. Lugano is also the central point of departure for all of Europe. With Lugano's rail lines and regional airport, all of Europe is within easy reach.
Of our three programs in Geneva, one offers physics majors an incredible opportunity to work at the CERN Laboratory. The other two programs are geared toward students on an international relations and/or public health track. These students consistently report being in awe of the high caliber lecturers and class visitors who come from the WHO, Red Cross, UN, or other organizations. Housing is in Boston University’s residence hall in the center of the city, with good public transportation very close by.