Franklin Summer Study Abroad July 16, 2017

By (Truman State University) - abroad from 06/05/2017 to 07/27/2017 with

Truman State University / CCIS: Lugano - Franklin College

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I think it was worthwhile, I learned a lot about different cultures and was able to gain an appreciation for a lot of very different cultures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The classes were in one month sessions, so one month was a whole semester worth of class and classes were two and a half hours long Monday through Thursday.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No

I would probably choose a program in a different country just because living in Switzerland on a student's budget was hard at times, BUT I loved my program and had an amazing time.

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Lugano and Switzerland are just more expensive in general, but Italy is very close and has cheaper groceries.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Location
  • Ease of public transportation
  • Culture
* What could be improved?
  • Cost
  • Integration with local culture
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How much it cost to live in Switzerland and that not many locals go to Franklin University

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.