Welcome to the JIC

Built in 2006, the Joseph International Center was inspired by the gratitude of one of John Joseph's former students, Andrew Schindler '72. Dr. Joseph '50 is a Lewis Audenreid Professor Emeritus of History. The Joseph International Center houses classroom space, a kitchen, a Global Commons and offices for the staff of the International Studies Program  and  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.



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)

November 15
event 11/15/2019

Advanced Studies in England

Joseph International Center Forum 101

An information session for the Advanced Studies in England program, located in Bath, England. For...

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November 18
event 11/18/2019

Writing and Revising a Personal Statement for Grad School as...

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

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November 19
event 11/19/2019

International Students & Internships

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

Join OSPGD and International Student Services staff for this information session designed to inform...

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November 19
event 11/19/2019

F&M in Japan

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Summer 2020 Travel Course - F&M in Japan: Kumamoto - Past, Present and Future Students will spend...

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November 22
event 11/22/2019

Global Lunch "From Protest Song to Social Song: Music,...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

  From Protest Song to Social Song: Music, Conflict, and Peace in Colombia A Global Lunch...

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Social Media

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

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

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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Story 7/3/2019

Off-Campus Study: Amber May '19

Moral Psych major and Spanish minor studies in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Story 5/11/2019

Williamson Medalist’s Time at F&M Fuels Passion for Being a...

Yousra Chaabane had never set foot in the United States, let alone on the Franklin & Marshall campus, until she arrived for F&M’s first-year student orientation in August 2015. Yet her time as a...

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Story 2/11/2019

F&M to the Arabian Peninsula, ’98 Alum to Talk About Her...

Katherine Hennessey ’98, assistant dean and assistant professor of English at the American University in Kuwait, will appear at Franklin & Marshall College Feb. 13 to discuss Shakespeare’s influence...

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Story 2/1/2019

Human Rights Activist Speaks to the Plight of the...

For the Jan. 31 Common Hour, a community conversation conducted every Thursday classes are in session at Franklin & Marshall College, sophomore Daniel Peters introduced the speaker, Bassem Eid, a...

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