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)

October 22
event 10/22/2017

Cinematic Journeys in the Mediterranean: Mediterranea (2015)

Bonchek College House 101 Great Room

Mediterranea, Italy 2015, dir. Jonas Carpignano, 107 min. Two men leave Burkina Faso and travel...

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October 24
event 10/24/2017

International Seniors: What's Next?

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

A presentation for International F-1 Seniors regardless of their plans post-graduation....

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October 25
event 10/25/2017

Summer 2018 Travel Awards Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Summer Travel Awards Funding of up to $3000 for 2018 summer research, volunteer work, or...

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November 02
event 11/2/2017

Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families under...

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

In this talk, journalist Margaret Regan will discuss the fate of undocumented immigrants who are...

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Social Media

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

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

Story 9/25/2017

Off-Campus Study: Aly Campbell '18

Environmental Studies and BOS joint major studies in Varanasi, India.

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Story 9/1/2017

Off-Campus Study: Shelby Sawyer '18

Environmental Science major spends her semester off campus on a research trek through Patagonia.

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Story 9/1/2017

Arab Arts Festival to Showcase a Rich Culture

“Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture,” showing at Franklin & Marshall College’s Phillips Museum of Art from Sept. 6 through Dec. 8, is part of the College’s Arab Arts Festival, an...

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Story 8/18/2017

Off-Campus Study: Karolina Heleno '18

English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies joint major studies in Scandinavia.

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Story 8/17/2017

Off-Campus Study: Jabari Benjamin '18

Economics major studies for the summer in Bath, England.

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