FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University chemistry major, Christopher Melton of Florence, will be the first FMU student to study at the University of Basel in Switzerland, through an exchange program developed between the universities.
The Basel student exchange program was the first to be developed, however, since its inception, other European schools have been added as exchange institutions. Business management and international business management may be studied abroad at Ludwigshafen School of Business in Germany, and the biological sciences may be studied at the University of Basel. Other exchange programs of study are being considered.
Currently, there are three exchange students on the FMU campus from abroad, studying in the business, computer science, and biology programs. Melton is the first student to travel to Europe to study for a semester, which will run April through July. A grant from Roche Carolina Inc., whose corporate headquarters is in Basel, supports the University of Basel exchange program.
Students are expected to pay tuition and required fees at their home institution only. The Roche grant will assist Melton with living, travel and other expenses while studying in Switzerland.
For more information about this and other FMU exchange programs, contact the Director of Enrollment Management at 843-661-1231, or the Provost Office at 843-661-1281.