After a comprehensive orientation on F&M’s campus in August during which you’ll meet and mingle with your fellow iF&M students, you will depart together for Bath, England. There, you will launch into your Fall semester with ASE, living and learning alongside your cohort of F&M students and your faculty mentor from Franklin & Marshall.
Your lead instructor will be a tenured F&M faculty member who will be onsite with you throughout your 16 weeks.
You will have the opportunity to choose your classes from a thoughtfully selected set of offerings designed to best prepare you for F&M and keep you on track with graduation requirements. Once your selections are finalized, you will spend the semester taking four classes, one of which is taught by your resident F&M faculty mentor. You will have ample time to dive into each class, focusing on the material at hand with space to breathe.
The best part? Classes are kept small, usually 15 or fewer students per class. Not only will you have a chance to learn in a truly liberal arts environment, but you will be in an even more intimate setting than first-years typically enjoy at F&M. This will help you to establish the solid foundation of small-group learning that first attracted you to F&M.
In between classes and day-to-day life, iF&M offers students opportunities for out-of-the-classroom learning through a variety of social and cultural activities in and around Bath. Those opportunities, combined with the many resources ASE provides to help you remain connected academically and personally, will set you up for a fulfilling and successful semester.