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. 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.
Offices at the JIC
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM
International Studies (IST) offers options for designing an interdisciplinary minor in International Studies or Area Studies, or a joint major combining IST and any major on campus.
INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
The office coordinates semester, year-long, or summer study abroad opportunities, as well as Summer Travel Awards, Scholarships, and Post-Graduate Fellowships abroad.
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
(Academic year only)
"Adua, by Igiaba Scego, translated by Jamie Richards, is a lyrical novel that describes the...Read More
Franklin &Marshall Global Facebook Page (International Studies Program page)
International Student Services Twitter account
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...Read More
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...Read More
How is Franklin & Marshall helping international students adjust to college in America – especially during a global pandemic? Seven students share their honest experiences.Read More
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...Read More
Yuhang Wang ’20 was facing a pandemic, a tumultuous job market, and sky-high airline ticket prices home to China. Discover how an alumnus helped her beat the odds with an internship in advertising.Read More