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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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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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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