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 24
event 10/24/2017

International Seniors: What's Next?

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

A presentation for International F-1 Seniors regardless of their plans post-graduation....

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October 24
event 10/24/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) (2016, 116 min) Film has English subtitles. Being 17 explores...

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October 25
event 10/25/2017

Summer 2018 Travel Awards Info Session

Joseph International Center Forum 101

Summer Travel Awards Funding of up to $3000 for 2018 summer research, volunteer work, or...

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October 25
event 10/25/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 01
event 11/1/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 01
event 11/1/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

La Belle saison (Summertime) (2015, 105 min) Film has English subtitles. Delphine stuns her...

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November 03
event 11/3/2017

Juegos de la Palabra (Spanish Game Night)

Writers House Reading Room

SPANISH GAME NIGHTS ~ FALL 2017 The "Juegos de la palabra" is a ​ language tournament ​in which...

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November 06
event 11/6/2017

Denmark & Sweden Study Abroad Info. Session

Global Commons Living Room

A campus representative from Study Abroad Scandinavia (DIS) will be visiting F&M and hosting an...

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November 08
event 11/8/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 09
event 11/9/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Fatima (2016, 79 min) Film has English subtitles. Fatima perfectly balances sharp observation...

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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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Story 6/23/2017

Off-Campus Study: Teresa Chappell '18

Creative Writing, French double major and Chinese minor studies in Hangzhou, China.

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Story 4/28/2017

Off-Campus Study: Cecilia Plaza '17

Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies joint major studies on the Alliance for Global Education - Contemporary India:  Development, Economy, Society program in Pune.  

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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 2/21/2017

Off-Campus Study: Emi Okikawa '17

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

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