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Program Orientation and Departure

Students will depart as a cohort from Atlanta. Traveling with the students will be a CofC staff member and their study abroad mentor. Intercontinental flights are normally evening departures and there will be a program reception for students and families the day of departure. The cohort will then depart from the planned hotel in Atlanta to Hartsfield International Airport.

The reception will include a special pre-departure orientation and departure presentation which will ready both participants and parents for the spring study abroad experience at Franklin University Switzerland.

Travel Information

January 15

  • Pre-departure Orientation in Atlanta (Location: Hilton Atlanta Hartsfield)
  • Students depart Atlanta on group flight

January 16

  • Arrival at Franklin University Switzerland (FUS)
  • Residence Hall move-in

January 17-19

  • FUS Orientation

January 20

  • First day of spring 2020 semester classes at FUS

March 7 – 21

  • Academic Travel

May 1

  • Last Day of Classes

May 2 – 3

  • Reading Days

May 6 – 12

  • Final Exams

2020 Semester Calendar at Franklin University