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)
Joseph International Center Forum 101
"The Darkness Behind Disney European Fairy Tales in American Pop Culture" Wednesday, April 1, 2...Read More
Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium
How Art Survives: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian An illustrated talk by Sato...Read More
Franklin &Marshall Global Facebook Page (International Studies Program page)
International Student Services Twitter account
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...Read More
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