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.

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 12/3/2020

International First-Years Begin Their F&M Journey Abroad

With pandemic restrictions making traveling to the U.S. near impossible, international first-years had little hope for coming to campus. But F&M had a plan: Why not create an adapted F&M experience...

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Story 11/11/2020

How These Alumni Found the Perfect Partnership in...

Yuhang Wang ’20 was facing a pandemic, a tumultuous job market, and sky-high airline ticket prices home to China. Discover how an alumnus helped her beat the odds with an internship in advertising. 

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Story 4/24/2020

Young Alumna Bridges the Miles to Wuhan

When Teresa Chappell ’18 arrived in Wuhan, China, in 2018, she never could have imagined the uncertainties that would unfold two short years later. Chappell was approaching her final semester as a...

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A Day In The Life... Helen Ji
Story 3/11/2020

F&M Opens New Worlds of Opportunity for Beijing Native

Meet Helen Ji, a sophomore from Beijing who came to America to take advantage of a broad-based liberal arts education. Follow her campus journey from her off-campus resident to the classroom, from...

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Story 2/14/2020

Off-Campus Study: Anna McDougall ‘21

International Studies and English Creative Writing Joint Major spends a semester in Shanghai, China.

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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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