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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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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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Winter 2020 now accepting applications

Applications for winter 2020 programs are now open. Apply today and earn 3 credits studying abroad in January.
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Peer Advisor and Global Envoy Position

Job Opportunity: PAGE Positions

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. Students in the PAGE Program will serve as peer-advisors for about 8 hours per week and can expect additional compensation by completing class visits. This position reports to the Senior Marketing and Outreach Specialist.
Learn more | Apply here
STEM Academy in Spain

International STEM Academy for Freshmen

The STEM Academy is designed for students to complete core requirements toward completion of their degree. Benefits of participating in this program include not only gaining a valuable international experience and perspective, but students who complete this program end up with a little more space in their academic career at Mason by completing five - six semester credits in required course work ahead of their first semester. Participants will also take a Math workshop and the Mason Math Placement Exam.
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About GEO


Johnson Center, Room 235
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8 
Fairfax, VA 22030
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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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