F&M Stories

At Franklin & Marshall College, we connect our students with extraordinary opportunities so they can accomplish great things in their four years on campus. Here are just a few of their stories.


English Grad Writes Next Chapter as Anatolia Fellow

With an F&M English degree in hand, Rohail Spear ’24 is ready to write his next chapter. It starts in Greece, where Spear will spend 10 months as an Anatolia Fellow.

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International Seniors Reflect on F&M Journeys

F&M will graduate 518 seniors at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony; 85 (over 16%) of those students are international. See how they navigated starting college overseas during the pandemic.

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Student Explores Food in Italian Slow-Food Culture

Franklin & Marshall College senior Jonathan Izzo combined his twin passions for his family’s Italian heritage and for sustainable food systems to cap his academic career.

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My Student Experience: 'Night at the Museum' Could Never Compare

As a double major in French and history, people ask Ruth Axford, "What are you going to do with that?" How about spending a study abroad working in a Paris museum.

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Teaching Fellowship Opens Door to Castles, Culture

Emily Kapner ’21 never imagined an F&M education would lead to castle-hopping in Slovakia. But like many Diplomats, she discovered that a liberal arts degree can open many unexpected paths.

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Mary Adams ’24 Embraces All F&M Has to Offer

Choosing F&M was about exploring the unknown for senior Mary Adams. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, she has completed academic studies, field research and internships both on campus and abroad.

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Students Build Mindfulness on Camino de Santiago

Students overcome challenge and achieve mindfulness on the Camino de Santiago. Join their transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

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F&M Rising Senior Explores Sustainable Tourism in the Himalayas

Rising senior Apurva Subedi recently returned from a trip to Nepal where he researched sustainable tourism in the Annapurna region and completed the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Off-Campus Study: Caroline Findlay in Scotland

For my first trip out of Scotland, I headed to Munich to meet up with some friends from F&M. The excitement I felt for this adventure could not totally quiet my nervous anticipation - traveling to my destination was entirely up to me and I was completely...

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Off-Campus Study: Muna Sultana '24 in Jordan

I spent this past fall in Amman, Jordan with the School of International Training (SIT) Jordan Geopolitics, International Relations and the Future of the Middle East program. For 14 weeks, I traveled across Jordan and Turkey, learning Arabic and...

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Off-Campus Study: Yuhui "Hidy" Li '23 in Copenhagen

I remember the first few things that popped into my mind when I thought about Copenhagen as my study abroad option - the picture-postcard Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid statue, and the best restaurant in the world. Of course, the photos and videos are...

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Off-Campus Study: Anna McDougall '21 in China

I learned so much while abroad. Everything I learned couldn't possibly be fit into a few paragraphs, and an entire essay could be spent focusing on just one aspect, but I am so grateful for the opportunities I had to understand even the tiniest bit...

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