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 office also supports international students' adjustment  and academic success.

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 5/8/2023

Senior Spotlight: Immanuela Antwi

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Why Resettlement Campuses are the Future of Higher Education

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Off-Campus Study: Muna Sultana '24

Government and International Studies Joint Major spends a semester in Amman, Jordan.

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Off-Campus Study: Yuhui "Hidy" Li ‘23

Anthropology and Psychology major spends a semester in Copenhagen. 

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Story 1/23/2023

No Fault in Our Stars for Aspiring Astronaut

F&M first-year student Menelaos Raptis was just 7 years old when he received his first telescope. Follow the aspiring astronaut's journey from Greece to Lancaster.   

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