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.
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)
Virtual Room 1
Presented by: Sophie Afdhal '15, Blythe Guignon '01, Ciara McCartney '11, and Kayla Schulte '13...Read More
Joseph International Center Forum 101
Franklin &Marshall Global Facebook Page (International Studies Program page)
International Student Services Twitter account
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Amir Issaa, Italian hip hop artist, activist, and educator, visited F&M for a series of class visits and conversations with students of Italian and an interactive rap concert on November 6, 2018.Read More
Thanks to a Summer Travel Award and the generosity of the Burnett Family, Taylor Long '19 was able to spend several weeks in Italy volunteering with local youth and working on her Italian.Read More