The Joseph International Center was built in 2006, and named in honor of John Joseph Ph.D. '50, inspired by the gratitude of his former student and building donor, Andrew J. Schindler '72. Dr. Joseph, a native of Iraq, is a Lewis Audenreid Professor Emeritus of History.
The Joseph International Center houses two offices:
The Joseph International Center is home to all who seek to meet across borders, cultures, and languages through intellectual, artistic, cultural, and even culinary exchanges. Through our programs and activities, we seek to promote those habits of mind and heart that enable ourselves and our students to think, live, and act in the world as global citizens.
Housed in the Center, the Office of International Programs opens doors to cross-cultural experiences for Franklin & Marshall students who choose to study abroad and for students who come to our campus from other places and cultures.
The International Studies Program, also housed in the Center, provides an intellectual framework for students who seek to develop knowledge of the world, understanding of global issues, and the skills necessary to contribute meaningfully to their local and global communities.