How it Works





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How it works.

Research and locate your preferred destination

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Apply for a program and prepare

Create a profile online and start working on your application. Apply for scholarships and submit required documents. Once you have been accepted, you will be asked to commit and complete a pre-departure orientation.

Take off and enjoy

  • Go abroad and enjoy a fantastic experience.
  • Study abroad. Intern abroad.
  • Share your stories with GEO!

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Going Abroad

Diversity and Inclusion Abroad

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Student Spotlights

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Phillip Robinson

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Brooke Wooldridge


Funding Study Abroad

Finding funding for your study abroad excursion can seem challenging, however, not impossible. There are a number of resources at your disposal. It is important to research carefully and EARLY to secure appropriate funding. Remember, the more you apply, the greater your chances are for funding your study abroad experience. There are four categories: GEO Scholarships, Mason Scholarships, Fellowships, and External Scholarships.

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We're hiring

The GEO Peer Advisor and Global Envoy Program (PAGE Program) is ideal for study abroad alumnae and alumni with excellent communication skills. Students who wish to apply for the PAGE Program are passionate about their study abroad experience and eager to share their stories. Applications are due December 6, 2019. Learn more: PAGE Program. Apply via Handshake here

Fall 2020 and AY 2020-2021 now accepting applications

Applications for fall 2020 and academic year 2020-2021 programs are now open.
Browse fall programs | Browse academic year programs | View all deadlines

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About GEO


Johnson Center, Room 235
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8 
Fairfax, VA 22030
About Staff Peer Advisors

Office Location

Building Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center
Office Room 235, second floor, above the food court

MasonGPS Travel Registration

Registering Independent Educational Travel

Are you planning international travel that is university-sponsored or related but is not part of a GEO study abroad program? If so, register your travel with MasonGPS! Students pursuing independently arranged international educational travel experiences, such as internships, independent study, service learning, or dissertation research, must register their travel through this system. This ensures adequate insurance protection, timely notification, and institutional support in the event of a travel emergency or international crisis.

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