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, 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. There is a weekly International Coffee Hour on Friday afternoons and many clubs and groups meet here after  office hours, hosting Arabic, French, Spanish and German coffee hours, Lunar New Year celebration and a wide variety of events.



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

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Offices at the JIC 


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)

Social Media

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

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

Story 4/26/2021

F&M’s Welcoming Community Extends to China and Beyond

The Office of International Programs has gone the extra mile—or several thousand—to ensure the success and inclusion of international students not on campus. Now, with Alumni Relations, they’ve...

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Story 3/12/2021

Who Owns Culture? Historian Examines Art Restitution and...

The trove of Benin’s opulent palace art can be found in museums across the globe. Everywhere, that is, except Benin. Art historian Marie-Cécile Zinsou is working to change that. Her Common Hour...

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Common Hour - Who Owns Culture? Benin, Art Restitution and Colonialism
Story 3/10/2021

Who Owns Culture? Benin, Art Restitution and Colonialism

Marie-Cécile Zinsou President, Fondation Zinsou Marie-Cécile Zinsou is an art historian and the Founder and President of the Fondation Zinsou, which operates an art centre, educational...

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Story 2/26/2021

In Their Own Words: International Students Share...

How is Franklin & Marshall helping international students adjust to college in America – especially during a global pandemic? Seven students share their honest experiences.

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Story 12/3/2020

International First-Years Begin Their F&M Journey Abroad

With pandemic restrictions making traveling to the U.S. near impossible, international first-years had little hope for coming to campus. But F&M had a plan: Why not create an adapted F&M experience...

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