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Snapshots of Lugano

Welcome to Lugano, Switzerland! Franklin College just so happens to be located in one of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland. The Italian-speaking canton of Ticino (in which Lugano is located) is the only area of Switzerland which is south of the Alps. On campus you will find palm trees yet during the winter it will snow a few times. It is a unique region full of beauty. Here are a few snapshots I have taken just in the last month of my adventures around campus and downtown Lugano.  The view from my walk downtown today to get lunch with a few friends. This is Lago Lugano with Mt. Bre on the right and downtown Lugano on the left.   This snapshot is taken from right outside the main doors you use to enter Franklin's Kaletsch campus. Between the two trees there actually is a cobble stone pathway which leads to the two residence halls (Florida + Girasole) which are located down the hill from campus.   The view from my dorm. The most prominent mountain is the ic


Hello! My name is Jessica, I am so happy we could meet! :) I am currently a student at Franklin College in Switzerland and through this blog I am hoping to share with you a little bit about my experiences here! The blog is composed of three categories: "Academic Travel" a super unique and awesome part of Franklin's academic curriculum. Each semester for two weeks the campus shuts down and professors lead small groups of students across Europe on different travels. Under this category you will find me posting about the basis of Academic Travel, my opinions on it, and of course updates during the actual two weeks I am traveling during the semester! "Adventures at Franklin" chronicles my involvement at Franklin as a student and in the community. Here you may find posts about living in the dorms, class sizes, class difficulty, and reports on different events which I attend over the course of the semester. "Independent Travel" is just what it sounds