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Franklin College

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4.21 / 5 based on 23 reviews
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Alison C
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Although it was about a 10 minute walk from campus, it was arranged by Franklin and mandatory for summer session partcipants.
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I lived in the Florida residence which were basically single occupancy apartments. Although it was a little bit of a hike to campus or to town (10-15 minutes), Florida is equipped with refridgerators, stoves, private bathrooms and AC. It was a great way to meet other kids in the program.
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Ambrose G
Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Management Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
As a study abroad student, they put you in housing about a 15 minute walk from campus. Its a hard uphill walk to the school that leaves you sweaty by the time you get to school. Some students I knew applied as transfers instead of study abroaders, and they put them in the nicer housing near campus. This may be a good way to fool the school into thinking you are a permanent student rather then someone who they consider will only be there a semester, thereby giving you nicer facilities near campus.
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The bad part about where I lived was that I had a long walk everday back and forth from school. The good thing was that I was close to the city than the other sudents, so it was easier to get to the city and shop for groceries. Also, with the study abroad housing, you get to mix with the locals, and learn more about the Swiss-Italian culture. Still, it wouldve been nice to be closer to campus.
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Michelle L
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Language, Undergraduate, Summer Program
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
The apartment I was given was the Florida residence which are little studio apartments. Compared to my tiny little shared dorm at UBC they were AMAZING. I had a view of the lake and the mountains...gorgeous.
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I think from what I heard the housing options are mostly good...try to get a single apartment, they're usually better. I would probably choose Florida again.
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