Why Franklin?

They say home is where the heart is, but that can mean different things to different people. The journey of finding your place in the world is unique, and Franklin is proud to contribute to that.

But what is the best part of Franklin? The sense of community, great student-professor relationships, creativity, academic experiences, the beautiful location, the alumni network, and the integration of different cultures. These and many more are the reasons why you should choose Franklin.

Becoming a Franklin student means studying in a global environment while living in the heart of Europe and connecting with people worldwide. Join an incredible academic experience that will contribute to your personal and professional growth. Wherever you come from around the world, Franklin will become your home. 

Want to expand your world?

At Franklin University Switzerland (FUS), you’ll have a unique set of academic opportunities, starting with our signature program, Academic Travel: study in a new country for two weeks every semester. That isn’t the only thing that sets us apart though. Our professors use real-world experiences to teach you the practical skills you’ll need in your career. We host industry experts to talk about current and emerging trends, so you’re better prepared.

Our international Faculty and student body provide an immersive environment of cross-cultural perspectives. Every moment spent on campus, whether studying or relaxing, becomes a learning experience. We offer multicultural events, clubs, and activities to help grow your international competence and confidence. What’s more, Franklin offers opportunities for honors students, for students that may need some additional preparation, and for displaced persons needing additional support to begin or continue university study.

As a liberal arts university, Franklin offers you more courses in a wider array of subjects than other international universities. Our core curriculum has a much stronger focus on language and interdisciplinary study. You will have more options in terms of Majors and Minors. You can even customize your own academic plan. FUS has both U.S. and Swiss accreditations, so if you’re only with us a short time, your credits have a high likelihood to transfer.

LC 100T The Stories We Live By: Travel Writing and Switzerland
Photo by Carly Besh

Want that dream job?

We believe that exposure to many different cultures and academic disciplines gives our graduates an edge as they forge new career paths. You’ll learn how to negotiate challenges by problem-solving and cooperating with others. More importantly, we believe that a Franklin education builds confidence, independence, and the ability to adapt to new situations. Within a year of graduation, 95% of our alumni obtain full-time employment, and 75% achieve it within six months.

You can define your own path when you have the critical skills that employers need. Most Franklin graduates go on to become successful in their fields. Among them are consulate officials, heads of startups, product developers, international marketers, artists, and NGO directors.

When you join the Franklin community, you join this strong and closely-knit network with global connections.

Don’t just think outside the box. Go there!

If you want to discover more of the world, join us! You’ll learn so much just by being here in the heart of Europe, while buying groceries, riding the train, even sailing on our sparkling Swiss lakes. For most Franklin students, every day brings an opportunity for understanding something new about an unfamiliar language, cuisine, or social norm. You’ll also have the support of your peers and dedicated Franklin staff at our small, personal campus. So, don’t just dream about living in Europe, do it!

Switzerland is the perfect place to have that kind of cross-cultural experience. It is a country that speaks multiple languages and has successfully bridged the gaps within its population. It is safe, clean, organized, and on time. While it is not an inexpensive place to live, it is a stable and safe environment that parents can feel comfortable about.

Franklin housing provides you with privacy and autonomy. You will learn quickly how to manage on a budget and, while university meal plans are offered, many students enjoy learning to cook for themselves in their own kitchens. Before long, you’ll speak enough Italian to shop, buy tickets, and ask for directions around Lugano. By the time you graduate, you’ll feel comfortable in any international setting. It’s no surprise that many of our alumni work in positions that are globally-oriented.

Apply now!

Students in Ciliegi Residence