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.
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 office also supports international students' adjustment and academic success.
The JIC Pulse
(Academic year only)
Franklin &Marshall Global Facebook Page (International Studies Program page)
International Student Services Twitter account
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