Welcome to the JIC

Built in 2006, the Joseph International Center was inspired by the gratitude of one of Professor John Joseph's former students, Andrew Schindler '72, whose generous  donation made it possible for the Center to be built. Dr. Joseph '50 was a Lewis Audenreid Professor Emeritus of History. The Joseph International Center houses a multi-purpose classroom space, a kitchen, a Global Commons and offices for the staff of the International Studies Program  and  Office of International Programs. There is also a small Japanese garden donated by the Honaman family and a front patio that features a sculpture dedicated to the memory of  Diane Curcio Homiak, mother of Erin and Jill Homiak '07. The Center space facilitates the F&M community coming together across borders, cultures and languages. Many clubs and groups meet here after  office hours, hosting Arabic, French, Spanish and German coffee hours, Buddhist meditation, Asian New Year celebration and a wide variety of events.

 

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We are located at 701 College Ave., at the corner of New St.

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Offices at the JIC 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

The office works with international  students with immigration processes during their enrollment at the College, and for some, into their first few years after degree completion.   

The JIC Pulse 

Campus Events 

(Academic year only)

October 28
event 10/28/2020

Off-Campus Study Individual Drop-In Advising

Virtual Event

Attention students planning or considering off-campus study in the next academic year! The F...

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October 28
event 10/28/2020

Off-Campus Study Group Drop-In Advising

Virtual Event

The F&M Off-Campus Study Advisors will be hosting a weekly group advising drop-in Zoom hour.  New...

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Social Media

Franklin &Marshall Global Facebook Page (International Studies Program page)

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

Story 7/24/2020

Honoring a Legacy, Advocating for a Safer Future

Junior Anna Phommachanthone aspires to return to her home country of Laos and make a difference. Discover how her F&M experience and remote internship with the nonprofit agency Legacies of War is...

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Story 6/29/2020

F&M Builds Bridge to Campus for Students From China

With pandemic restrictions and consular closures expected to keep first-year international students from traveling to the United States this fall, Franklin & Marshall College decided to reach,...

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A Day In The Life... Helen Ji
Story 3/11/2020

F&M Opens New Worlds of Opportunity for Beijing Native

Meet Helen Ji, a sophomore from Beijing who came to America to take advantage of a broad-based liberal arts education. Follow her campus journey from her off-campus resident to the classroom, from...

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Story 2/14/2020

Off-Campus Study: Anna McDougall ‘21

International Studies and English Creative Writing Joint Major spends a semester in Shanghai, China.

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Story 7/31/2019

Off-Campus Study: Paige Alexander '20

Art History and Chinese major spends an academic year in Beijing, China

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