General Questions

I’m definitely interested! How do I confirm my place in the program?

Once you have applied to F&M via regular decision, a member of our admission team will contact you and inform you of your acceptance to Franklin & Marshall and the iF&M program. At that time you will have until the May 1 deadline to decide whether or not to accept the offer.

How many students will be selected to participate in iF&M?

We are planning for a group of 14 students.

How is it unique from standard study-abroad programs?

iF&M is distinctly a Franklin & Marshall experience. The program is owned and operated by the College, not a third party, and your mentor throughout your semester in England is overseen by a tenured F&M faculty member, not an administrator. You will learn how to think critically and problem-solve in true F&M fashion—but in an exciting and culturally enriching location!

What is the cost of the program?

The cost varies from year to year, but is equivalent to the typical cost you would pay for a semester of classes and room and board on campus. More information on costs.

When will I depart the U.S. for England?

You will arrive in Lancaster in late August and then participate in a pre-departure orientation on the Lancaster campus. A group flight departs for London at the end of that orientation.

When do I return to the F&M campus for my spring term?

The return-to-campus date varies from year to year, but typically the spring semester begins in mid-January.

What documents or forms do I need to complete in order to travel outside the U.S.?

All participants will require a current passport. Citizens of countries other than the United States may need a visa as well. All participants will be advised of required travel documents upon acceptance to the program.

Where will I live and study while I’m in Bath?

One of the highlights of the ASE program is the beautiful, historic buildings that serve as our student residences. Several of the housing facilities are located within a 1-minute walk of Nelson House, the administrative building where ASE offices and classroom space are housed. Other facilities are located in central Bath, also close to Nelson House.

Will I have time to explore England while I am there?

A number of excursions and field trips are planned as part of the program. These outings are designed to both complement your courses as well as introduce you to England and the United Kingdom. Independent travel will be allowed, pending any travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.  

Will my class credits count toward my F&M degree?

Yes! All courses are approved for credit at F&M and will be applied to your F&M transcript. You will receive a detailed list of the precise transfer equivalents for each of the courses. The program is designed to keep you on track for an on-time graduation with the rest of the class of 2026.

  • ASE The Ralph, student housing in Bath, England

COVID-Related Questions 

How will travel restrictions related to COVID-19 affect me if I am chosen for the iF&M program?

While we don't anticipate any major restrictions in fall 2022, you will be required to abide by whatever regulations are currently in place by the U.K. government. We will keep all iF&M participants up to date on those requirements.

What are the masking and social distancing requirements while I am in Bath?

ASE currently requires that masks be worn at all times in the study center, and face coverings are also mandatory in all retail outlets and indoor public spaces. If these circumstances change, the iF&M team will keep you up to date.  

Will I require proof of vaccination in order to participate?

No proof of vaccination is currently required to enter the U.K. and, unless the U.K. government introduces new regulations, we  do not anticipate you will need proof of vaccination in order to participate in the program.