During your time in the program, you will spend:

  • Two years in Lugano. At Franklin, you’ll take liberal arts and foundational courses, travel to other cities as part of your curriculum, and earn an associate’s degree. Surrounded by the Swiss Alps and situated on its namesake lake, Lugano is not only breathtaking, but is also the ideal home base for the Franklin experience: a high-quality liberal arts education and an exploration of the world and its people.
  • Two years in Boston. With the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House as your backdrop, here you’ll benefit from Emerson’s outstanding reputation and faculty expertise in the field of political communication, and you’ll earn a BA in International and Political Communication. By completing internships and getting real-world experience—such as working on political campaigns or leading civic engagement projects—you’ll be prepared for success in any political career.
  • One optional summer in Sydney, Australia, or Kasteel Well, the Netherlands. The program’s emphasis on exploring the political landscape on an international level includes an optional summer interim in one of these incredible locations. You will deepen your knowledge in topics such as intercultural negotiation and global public relations.