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Franklin College

Expenses Reviews
4.21 / 5 based on 23 reviews
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Ambrose G
Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Management Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Switzerland is a VERY expensive country. Make sure you have a large savings prort to going here. You can spend about $30 just for a basic meal at a restaurant. Also, the school offers a "meal plan" for about $900. This is basically a ripoff when you can go across the street from the school and buy a GREAT sandwich for only $4. The best way to go is get a meal card and put money in it, that way you can eat at the school on those rainy days. Nightlife is also expensive. Be prepared to pay $8 for a shot or $7 for a mix drink.
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Telephone, Housing, Food, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
No such thing here as used textbooks. Just make sure you have $$$$$ before you go. I cant express how expensive this place is, and there were so many study abroader that were in for a shock, such as me!!!!
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Alison C
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Being a tourist hot-spot, EVERYTHING in Lugano is outragously expensive. Having limited funds, I opted to shop around and buy food at grocery stores rather than eat out. If you're smart about it, you can manage on a decent budget. Housing was included so it's hard to say how it compares, but I'd imagine it'd be expensive if not arranged through Franklin. Although admittance to clubs is free for Franklin students, drinks are crazy expensive. It's much more economical to pre-load with a cheap bottle of wine. My basic philosophy was to cut costs on food and partying and really take advantage of the travel opportunities. While academic travel is offered during the year, summer session students had no problem what-so-ever arranging once in a lifetime budget friendly adventures.
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Food, Overall, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Set a budget and stick to it. Pricey at times, but in general the travel and activities I shelled out the most cash for were well worth it.
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Michelle L
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Language, Undergraduate, Summer Program
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
So much more!! It is insanely costly
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Housing, Telephone, Food, Overall, Nightlife, Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
The computer lab was often the place to do work, plus in the summer its air conditioned which was really nice considering it get really hot there.
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