Franklin University is an English -language university located in Lugano, southern Switzerland.
Franklin University Switzerland’s pre-university programs allow high school students to get a head start on their bachelor’s degrees by obtaining 3 transferable credits for an intensive summer course on global issues. Like all students at Franklin, participants in the program will be introduced to each course topic in its international context and will travel to various locations to get first-hand experience and understanding of the topics covered in class.
These programs are ideal for pre-IB and IB1 (Year 11 and 12). Students should be at least 15 years old with at least 10 years of schooling. Further requirements are listed on our online application form.
Global Green Initiatives
July 7-22, 2015
Explore a vast range of very diverse natural environments within a relatively small geographical space: Switzerland. The course will introduce you to the study of the environment and of environmental concerns from an interdisciplinary point of view, focusing in particular on initiatives relating to climate change, water rights and invasive species at local and global level. Using practical examples and multiple field trips in Switzerland, the course will expose you to topics such as ecology, evolution, conservation biology and human population growth, and provide you with numerous opportunities to connect class material with everyday experience. Off campus visits include the lakes of Ritom and Cadagno in Val Piora, Bern, Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch glacier, to name but a few.
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