GAP SEMESTER

CREATING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CHANGE

Program Details

Courses

You will take three classes in Lugano to prepare for your experience in Africa:

  • International Politics and Diplomacy 

  • Leadership and Social Change

  • Ethical and Sustainable Service Learning 

You will also complete a semester long project to support our partners in Africa. 

Classes are taken at Franklin University Switzerland where you are taught by Franklin University Professors and Linking Lives Program Staff.  Upon successful completion of the classes, you will receive a certificate of Leadership and Social Change from Franklin University Switzerland.

 

Courses have the potential for credit transfer, should you go onto to study at a university after your gap semester experience. 

Costs 

Tuition and Fees (2019-2020 rates)

  • Franklin Courses and Certificate:  $2,000

 

Program Costs 

  • Program fee: $2,500

  • Transportation total: $2,500

    • Includes: Airfare in Europe and Africa, Eurail pass​

  • Lodging and meals (Europe): $3,500​

  • Lodging/meals (Africa): $2,000​

  • Visas: $100

  • Medical insurance: $120​​

 

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs​

  • Immunizations: $200

  • Travel and personal expenses: ~$2,000

TOTAL COSTS: $ 14,920

Note: Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

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