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 Advisors to select programs and courses that further their educational goals. We invite you to read more about the F&M Off-Campus Study Philosophy.

Anyone seeking a quick introduction to F&M Off-Campus Study and an orientation to this website should watch the 20-minute Summer or Semester Starting Points video series. It's the best place to start!

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

Story 11/11/2021

Alone Together: International Sophomore Joyous to Arrive on...

The pandemic changed how students respond and adapt to challenges. In this ongoing series, Franklin & Marshall students discuss their experiences over the last 19 months.   

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Story 10/22/2021

Alone Together: Campus Experiences in the Pandemic

The pandemic changed how students respond and adapt to challenges. In this ongoing series, Franklin & Marshall students discuss their experiences over the last 19 months. 

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Story 4/26/2021

F&M’s Welcoming Community Extends to China and Beyond

The Office of International Programs has gone the extra mile—or several thousand—to ensure the success and inclusion of international students not on campus. Now, with Alumni Relations, they’ve...

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