Journey, Study, Connect Through Global Education

A liberal arts education has always served to open minds and hearts to the wider world, but today that reach is truly global.  Our commitment to this global perspective is reflected in our curriculum, in our commitment to off-campus study, and also in the 13 percent of our student body who come from abroad to study here in the U.S.

Our focus on global education recognizes that, no matter where life takes students after Franklin & Marshall, they will be working and living with people with vastly different ways of perceiving our world. A global education helps students begin to understand how to negotiate these differences, strengthening abilities to successfully live and work in our increasingly global society.

Language Studies at F&M

Competency in a foreign language helps students develop an informed and thoughtful awareness of language as a system and facilitates their exploration of other cultural worlds.

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Pre-Approved Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study

F&M has more than 200 programs with schools overseas in virtually every area of the world. If a school or program isn't on the list, our advisers in the Office of International Programs will work with students to build an appropriate course of study in the country and institution a student chooses.

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International Studies Program

 The mission of the International Studies Program is to unite a cohort of students who will broaden the experience of their various major programs as they develop an international perspective and immerse themselves in the language and culture of a non-English-speaking country or region.

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Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs comprises the advising and administrative staff for International & Off-Campus Study and also International Student Services. We support Franklin & Marshall students pursuing an international education program, whether overseas or in Lancaster. 

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Global Engagement 

At Franklin & Marshall, a global education involves not only classroom learning, but also hands-on experiential learning in communities around the world.  F&M's Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides students with a number of international community-based learning classes and internships in South America, and South and West Africa.

F&M's Global Reach: 10 Years in South Africa
 The Pulse of Global Education at F&M
Story 10/27/2017

My Fulbright Experience: Sophomore Corey Kreidler

“I learned a lot about wildlife conservation in the U.K. in my field biology class,” Kreidler said. “On our many field trips, I learned new survey techniques such as how to trap small rodents and how...

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Story 10/17/2017

Maya Locker's Summer Travel Research

Diocletian’s Mausoleum in Split: Its Architectural Form and how to Present Cultural Heritage to the Public The Roman emperor, Diocletian, retired to his palace in Split, Croatia in 305 CE, living...

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Story 9/25/2017

Off-Campus Study: Aly Campbell '18

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

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