International & Off-Campus Study

Recognizing the global nature of contemporary society as well as the need for intercultural understanding, Franklin & Marshall views international study as a valuable component of a liberal arts education. Study abroad promotes an increased understanding of the complexity of language and culture. It also constitutes a critical element of the College's commitment to build an increasingly international campus.  Franklin & Marshall therefore encourages its students to give serious consideration to study in another country, and over fifty percent of graduates study off-campus at some point during their time at F & M.

The College approaches international education as an integral part of the entire undergraduate experience. We view it not as a term away from campus, but as an encounter seamlessly connected with a student's entire education before, during, and after the time spent off campus. Students planning foreign or domestic off-campus study will work closely with the Office of International Programs and with their academic advisers to select programs and courses that further their educational goals. 

 

Story 12/5/2014

To Study Abroad, With Intent and Purpose

An abiding interest in Asian languages draws a history major to  China.  A  pianist travels to Austria to explore musicology. An environmental studies major returns to his native Brazil to research...

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F&M Everywhere 

F&M Everywhere Annual Photo Contest

Photography at its best provides us a chance to capture what we see and yet convey it with a deeper more profound emotion.  The F&M Everywhere Photo Contest is an opportunity for students who have studied off-campus to bring their transformational experiences back and share those sights and feelings with the entire Franklin & Marshall community.

F&M Everywhere Photo Contest

Off-Campus Study Student Stories

Animal Behavior majors conducting field research in the Australian rainforest.  Government majors interning in Scottish Parliament.  Art majors taking studio classes in Florence. Classics students walking to class through the streets of Rome.  Read about F&M students off-campus, where they went, what they studied, and how it impacted their studies.

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Pulse

February 21
event 2/21/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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February 27
event 2/27/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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February 28
event 2/28/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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February 28
event 2/28/2017

International Students & Internships

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

Join the Office of International Programs and the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development...

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March 06
event 3/6/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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March 07
event 3/7/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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March 20
event 3/20/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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March 21
event 3/21/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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March 27
event 3/27/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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March 28
event 3/28/2017

F&M Off-Campus: Starting Points

Joseph International Center Forum 101

All students who are interested in studying off-campus are required to attend a Starting Points...

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Story 2/21/2017

Emily Okikawa '17

Environmental Studies major studies on IES Abroad Tokyo - Language & Culture program in Japan.

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Story 2/14/2017

Jenny's Research of Ancient Graffiti in Rome

From this project, I was able to learn what common Roman citizens valued. Children, like children of today, enjoyed watching sports and idolized athletic heroes. They grew up drawing what they saw in...

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Story 2/8/2017

Off-Campus Study: Lillian Cai '17

Environmental Studies major studies on the Chinese University of Hong Kong program in China.

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Story 10/3/2016

Off-Campus Study: Livia Nash '18

BFB: Neuroscience major studies on the Studio Art Centers International (SACI) program in Florence

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Story 9/22/2016

Travel Award Takes Student to Italian Renaissance City

A departmental Summer Travel Award allows Preman Koshar '18, a Joint Major, to travel to Urbino, Italy for an immersion language program.  Here are his reflections on his experience.

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Story 9/21/2016

Off-Campus Study: Nick Henderson '17

Government major studies on the Alliance for Global Education - 21st Century City program in Shanghai.

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Story 9/16/2016

Off-Campus Study: Brielle Stander '17

Environmental Studies major studies on the SIT Abroad/IHP Climate Change program in Casablanca, Hanoi, La Paz, and San Francisco.

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Story 9/7/2016

Off-Campus Study: Lisa Yang '17

A BOS and Psychology major studies in Copenhagen through the DIS program. 

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Story 6/7/2016

Off-Campus Study: Julia Rosenwald '17

Biology major studies on the IFSA-Butler University of Sydney program in Australia.

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Story 5/18/2016

Off-Campus Study: Coleman Kline '17

Environmental Studies major studies on the SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Apia, Samoa;...

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