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.

 

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We are located at 701 College Ave., at the corner of New St.

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Offices at the JIC 

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 

Campus Events 

(Academic year only)

Social Media

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

International Student Services Twitter account

International Stories 

The Obamas and Brian Chesky announce the inaugural cohort of Voyager Scholarship recipients
Story 9/16/2022

Sultana Becomes F&M’s First Obama Foundation Voyager Scholar

F&M junior Munahil Sultana has been named a recipient of the inaugural Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service. 

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Story 8/29/2022

F&M Diplomat Interns to Become U.S. Diplomat

Munahil Sultana says the idea of enlisting in America’s diplomatic corps captured her imagination in high school.

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Story 6/22/2022

‘A Dream Come True’: Fulbright Awards Nine F&M Alumni

Fulbright Awards have taken F&M alumni to more than 25 countries over the past decade. This year’s cohort of awardees will continue that globetrotting tradition.

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Story 4/8/2022

Senior Studies Russian Politics in Real Time

As a Ukrainian immigrant, F&M senior Anna Synakh’s interest in Russian politics is close to home. Her research focuses on Russian soft-power politics from the early 2000s to present day.

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Story 2/1/2022

Rise in Starlight, Set at Sunrise: A Q&A with Rowing Athlete...

International student Tim Lian joined the rowing team as a first-year to meet friends and stay in shape. Four years later, the senior reflects on surprising lessons the sport has taught him.

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