Culture, sustainability and the sciences
The picture-postcard scenery of Switzerland’s countryside punctuated with densely-populated cities and modern infrastructure offers an excellent setting for studying sustainability, science and culture. Wheaton students tackle these topics—along with a French, Italian or German language course—at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, which is located in the heart of Europe.
A leader in international education, Franklin University was among Europe’s first liberal arts institutions. Today, its campus draws students from around the world for its distinctive mix of interdisciplinary, experiential and personal learning, a philosophy that matches Wheaton’s curriculum and educational mission.
Wheaton students live on the Franklin campus, which overlooks Lake Lugano and is backed by the Brè and San Salvatore mountains. From there, it’s a short walk (or quick ride on public transit) to Lugano’s central district, which is a hub of the country’s Italian-speaking Ticino region and its rich mix of Swiss-Mediterranean cultures.
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