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 3/23/2017

International Program Initiatives Expand Study Abroad Access

As part of the Next Generation Initiative, a strategy for launching talented underserved students, Franklin & Marshall College’s Office of International Programs has created new efforts focused on...

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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

October 21
event 10/21/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 22
event 10/22/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 22
event 10/22/2019

Summer 2020 Travel Awards

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Come hear about the different funding opportunities available to students who would like to...

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October 23
event 10/23/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 23
event 10/23/2019

F&M in Japan - info meeting

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Summer 2020 Travel Course - F&M in Japan: Kumamoto - Past, Present and Future The objectives of...

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October 24
event 10/24/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 24
event 10/24/2019

100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Academy Room

Please join us at the reception to celebrate 100 years of the Spanish major at F&M.  Light...

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October 25
event 10/25/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 25
event 10/25/2019

Global Lunch "Neoliberal Adaptation: Climate Change and the...

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Neoliberal Adaptation: Climate Change and the Reinvention of Development in Andean Peru  A Global...

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October 26
event 10/26/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 27
event 10/27/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 28
event 10/28/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 29
event 10/29/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 29
event 10/29/2019

Advanced Studies in England

Joseph International Center Forum 101

An information session for the Advanced Studies in England program, located in Bath, England. For...

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October 29
event 10/29/2019

F&M in Cuba Summer 2020 info session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Summer Travel Course 2020:  F&M in Cuba: Cuban Culture and Politics (GOV/LAS/IST 370), taught by...

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October 30
event 10/30/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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October 31
event 10/31/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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November 01
event 11/1/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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November 02
event 11/2/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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November 03
event 11/3/2019

Exhibit: 100 Years of the Spanish Major at F&M

Shadek-Fackenthal Lobby

Showcase of students' work  in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major...

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Story 7/31/2019

Off-Campus Study: Paige Alexander '20

Art History and Chinese major spends an academic year in Beijing, China

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Story 7/3/2019

Off-Campus Study: Amber May '19

Moral Psych major and Spanish minor studies in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Story 4/12/2019

Senior Spotlight: Marie Frazer '19 on Studying Abroad in...

After three years of Italian coursework on campus, Marie was well prepared for the challenge of taking courses alongside Italian students at the University of Padova and living with an Italian host...

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Story 9/8/2018

Off Campus Study: Jyra Jones in Buenos Aires

Jyra Jones '19 is studying human rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Story 8/13/2018

Welcoming Students Returning from Study Abroad

For many students, studying abroad is about much more than the sites and cities visited. The experience can be life-changing. The Office of International Programs at Franklin & Marshall College helps...

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Story 8/3/2018

Forced Migration and the Idea of Home

As an archaeologist and architectural historian, Associate Professor of Art History Kostis Kourelis studies the way places tell stories of people. In summer 2016, the Franklin & Marshall College...

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Story 7/31/2018

Off-Campus Study: Marching for Justice Abroad

Franklin & Marshall College senior Christy Illescas first traveled to Paris on a weeklong high school trip. The exposure to a new place shaped her desire to return someday. She spent last spring...

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Story 1/4/2018

Off-Campus Study: Genevieve Rohrer '18

Anthropology major studies on the SIT/IHP Human Rights program in Nepal, Jordan, and Chile.

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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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Story 9/1/2017

Off-Campus Study: Shelby Sawyer '18

Environmental Science major spends her semester off campus on a research trek through Patagonia.

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Story 8/18/2017

Off-Campus Study: Karolina Heleno '18

English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies joint major studies in Scandinavia.

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Story 8/17/2017

Off-Campus Study: Jabari Benjamin '18

Economics major studies for the summer in Bath, England.

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Story 8/17/2017

Off-Campus Study: David Schnoll '18

Government and Computer Science joint major studies on the SIT/IHP Cities of the 21st Century program in Argentina, Vietnam, and South Africa.

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