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.



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)

February 25
event 2/25/2021

Italian Migrations Reading Group: Igiaba Scego's novel Adua

Virtual Event

"Adua, by Igiaba Scego, translated by Jamie Richards, is a lyrical novel that describes the...

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April 01
event 4/1/2021

Black Italians and Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy

Virtual Event

An interactive, multimedia lecture with Italian-Ghanian filmmaker, producer, and activist Fred...

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April 15
event 4/15/2021

Italian Migrations Reading Group: Igiaba Scego's novel Adua

Virtual Event

"Adua, by Igiaba Scego, translated by Jamie Richards, is a lyrical novel that describes the...

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Social Media

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

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

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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Story 11/11/2020

How These Alumni Found the Perfect Partnership in...

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. 

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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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