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 ouronline application form.
International Economics: Perspectives from Switzerland
July 7-22, 2015
Spend two weeks in Switzerland learning about how the economy works – with visits to different parts of the country, from an alpine summit at over 3000m to a chocolate factory, historic castles and the Swiss Parliament. The course will introduce you to the building blocks of economics and provide you with an understanding of how national and international economies work. Topics include economic growth, inflation, unemployment, poverty, income inequality and globalization – all covered through a combination of classes, field visits and other experiential learning activities. The course focuses in particular on the current global economic climate and on developing your critical and analytical skills on economic issues.
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