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.
We know that COVID-19 is creating a lot of uncertainty all over the globe, especially in the field of study abroad. For answers and updates, please refer to the following information organized by term.
Fall 2020 Information (F&M has cancelled all Off-Campus Study for the Fall 2020 term. Please see this document for more details.)
Winter Term Information - Winter term programs offered through an existing F&M program partner will be permitted for the 20-21 Academic Year assuming the program fits within the F&M academic calendar and the U.S. State Department Level 4 (Do Not Travel) advisory is not in place. It will be important for students and families to consider their personal tolerance for risk and to carefully consider program cancellation and refund policies. Students will pay programs directly, and F&M will not be involved in the billing process. No additional financial aid will be available. If you are interested in a winter term program, please email Dean Ali Janicek.
Spring 2021 Information - please email your designated Off-Campus Study advisor with questions.
Summer & Fall 2021 Information - we will begin advising for these terms on September 2, 2020. Please watch for emails from our office during the month of August letting you know how to Get Started.
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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
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.Browse Our Stories
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