Go Places While You Study Abroad
A unique feature of studying at Franklin University Switzerland is our Academic Travel program. Every semester, all Franklin students have the opportunity to embark on a two-week trip to a destination linked to an academic topic, led by our faculty. Recent destinations have included Iceland, Spain, Italy, Malawi and the UK.
As a Study Abroad student, you are free to choose any Academic Travel program during your semester or year at FUS. Where else can you "double" your study abroad experience?
Valle Verzasca Trip
The Valle Verzasca Trip is one of the oldest and most recognized Franklin traditions. As a culmination to Orientation and the kickoff to university, Orientation Mentors and new students hike and picnic in the Swiss Alps, along the way they pass quaint waterfalls and breathtaking views of nearby mountain villages. After the hike students gather at the bridge in Valle Versazca. Many students dive into ice-cold water, which is sourced from the glaciers high above.
Spring Ski Trip
Skiing is one of Switzerland’s most popular recreational activities. Early in the spring semester, students board buses before the sun rises and hit the slopes at some of Switzerland’s most famous Alpine skiing areas. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program by accessing the Franklin University website
. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the Franklin University will transfer as follows:
|Credit at Franklin University
|| ECTS Credits
||Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Courses are graded according to the US grading scale.
Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
|Grade at Franklin University
||Grade at Chapman University
|B+, B, B-
||B+, B, B-
|C+, C, C-
||C+, C, C-
|D+, D, D-
||D+, D, D-
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.